March 7, 2004
Chapel Hill, NC — The 36th-ranked North Carolina Men’s Tennis team defeated No. 38 Clemson on Saturday afternoon in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.
Clemson won the number one doubles match as Nathan Thompson and Jarmaine Jenkins defeated Nick Monroe and Geoff Boyd 8-4. The Tar Heels then claimed what proved to be the key doubles point with victories at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles as Andy Metzler and Brad Pomeroy won at No. 2 over Goran Sterijovski and Damiisa Robinson and Jonathan Janda and Raian Luchici triumphed at No. 3 over Clemson’s Clement Reix both by 8-5 margins.
The Tigers were able to claim three singles matches as Sterijovski, Jenkins, and Boetsch won their singles contests at Nos. 2, 3, and 4. However, North Carolina proved too strong, winning the remaining three matches in straight sets to earn the close 4-3 victory. No. 75 Nathan Thompson fell to 36th-ranked Nick Monroe 6-4, 6-4 at the number one spot. Freshman Robbye Poole suffered his first loss of the season as he was defeated by Pomeroy at the number five spot. North Carolina clinched the match as Boyd topped Ryan Young 7-5, 6-2 at number six singles.
With the loss, Clemson falls to 14-5 overall and 0-1 in conference action. The Tigers travel to Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon to face Georgia Tech before returning home on Saturday morning to play host to Maryland.
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