Feb. 12, 2001
Boise, Idaho–The 33rd-ranked Clemson men’s tennis team lost to 13th-ranked Southern Methodist 4-3 but rebouned to defeat 38th-ranked Minnesota 4-3 on Sunday in the final day of the Boise State Invitational. After defeating 39th-ranked Boise State on Saturday, Clemson finished the weekend invitational 2-1 and improved its overall seson record to 2-3.
In the match against SMU, Clemson got off to a early lead by winning two out of three doubles matches to capture the doubles point. SMU then rebounded and won four of six singles matches to clinch the victory. In doubles, Clemson’s Darren Knight and Eric Cohn won their match in the number-two position and the pair of Lee Taylor Walker and Jamin Thompson were also victorious for the Tigers as they competed in the number-three slot. In singles, Clemson’s Josh Goffi, who is ranked 25th nationlly, upset 17th-ranked Jon Wallmark of SMU 6-3, 7-6. Marko Gojanovic picked up the other singles victory for the Tigers as he won in three sets 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 against Alexis Rudzinski.
In Clemson’s second match of the day against nationally ranked Minnesota, the Tigers again jumped to early lead by winning two out of three doubles matches. The two teams then split the six singles matches. Clemson’s Goffi, Micah Thompson, and Lee Taylor Walker each picked up singles wins for the Tigers while competing in the number-one, three, and four positions respectively. Goffi’s victory came against Harsh Mankid, the 53rd ranked player in the nation.
Clemson will next be in action on February 23-25 as they compete in the Clemson Spring Classic.
Match 2 Southern Methodist 4, Clemson 3 Singles: 1. Josh Goffi (CU) d. Jon Wallmark (SMU) 6-3, 7-6 2. Genius Chidzikwe (SMU) d. Micah Thompson (CU) 6-2, 6-2 3. Marko Gojanovic (CU) d. Alexis Rudzinski (SMU) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 4. Johan Brunstrom (SMU) d. Lee Taylor Walker (CU) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 5. Lukasz Senczyszyn (SMU) d. Damiisa Robinson (CU) 6-1, 6-4 6. Ryan Mauck (SMU) d. Eric Cohn (CU) 6-1, 6-4
Doubles: 1. Wallmark/Chidzikwe (SMU) d. Goff/Gojanovic (CU) 8-5 2. Darren Knight/Cohn (CU) d. Brunstrom/R. Mauck (SMU) 8-6 3. Walker/Jamin Thompson (CU) d. Rudzinski/Senczyszyn (SMU) 8-2
Match 3 Clemson 4, Minnesota 3 Singles: 1. Josh Goffi (CU) d. Harsh Mankad (UM) 6-4, 6-4 2. Jorge Duenas (UM) d. Marko Gojanovic (CU) 7-5, 7-5 3. Micah Thompson (CU) d. Alexi Zharinov (UM) 6-2, 6-4 4. Lee Taylor Walker (CU) d. Chris Wettengel (UM) 6-3, 6-2 5. Jon Svensson (UM) d. Damiisa Robinson (CU) 6-1, 6-3 6. Eric Robertson (UM) d. James Colhoun (CU) 7-6, 6-3
Doubles: 1. Mankad/Duenas (UM) d. Goffi/Gojanovic (CU) 8-4 2. Darren Knight/Eric Cohn (CU) d. Svensson/Robertson (UM) 8-4 3. Walker/Jamin Thompson (CU) d. Karl Sloss/Zharinov (UM) 8-3
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