April 7, 2004
Clemson, SC — Damiisa Robinson came back from a one-set deficit to defeat Andrew Hamar 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 as the 66th-ranked Clemson Men’s Tennis team defeated No. 37 Wake Forest 4-3 at Hoke Sloan Tennis Center on Wednesday afternoon.
Robinson, a senior from Washington, DC, broke Hamar’s serve two straight times in the final set to earn the victory at number five singles.
The match started with Wake Forest gaining a victory at number three doubles as Andrew Simpson and Todd Paul defeated Ryan Young and Brett Twente 8-6. Clemson evened the doubles action as Nathan Thompson and Jarmaine Jenkins 9-8 (5) at number one doubles.
Wake Forest quickly took a 2-0 victory as Ross defeated Damiisa Robinson was then able to clinch the win for the Tigers as he topped the 117th-ranked Hamar to give Clemson its fourth straight win.
“This was another big win for our program,” said head coach Chuck Kriese. “We have always known that we were a good team, and now we know that we are a clutch team. We came up big in some close matches, and have some momentum for the end of the season.”
With the win, Clemson improves to 20-10 overall, and evens its Atlantic Coast Conference record at 4-4. The Tigers return to action on Saturday when it plays host to future ACC member Miami at noon at Hoke Sloan Tennis Center.
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