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Clemson Tennis Players Participate in ITF Futures Pro Circuit Event

Nov. 5, 2009

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Four Clemson men’s tennis players, Robert Pietrucha, Gera Boryachinskiy, Derek DiFazio, and Kevin Galloway all participated in the qualifying draw to the ITF Futures Pro Circuit Event in Birmingham, AL. last weekend.

“This tournament gave our players valuable experience going into the last big tournament of the fall,” said Clemson Head Coach Chuck McCuen. “We got a chance to play some of the best college tennis players as well as pros that are trying to make their way on the pro circuit. Our players have goals of playing pro tennis after college, and we will continue to help them reach these goals by playing tournaments like these to get that experience.”

Clemson will participate in the Virginia Tech Fall Tournament this weekend in Blacksburg, VA.

Results from the ITF Futures Pro Circuit Event, Birmingham, AL

Robert Pietrucha 1st Round Bye 2nd Round Pietrucha d. Tanner Stump (Miss. State) 6-4, 6-2 3rd Round Pietrucha d. Brent Goodbrake (Professional) 6-1, 6-0 4th Round Marcel Thiemann (Mississippi) d. Pietrucha 6-0, 2-6, 6-0

Gera Boryachinskiy 1st Round Bye 2nd Round Robbye Poole (Professional) d. Boryachinskiy (Clemson) 6-3, 6-1

Derek DiFazio 1st Round Bye 2nd Round DiFazio (Clemson) d. . David Jackson (Professional) 6-0, 6-4 3rd Round Nathan Rosenfeld (Toledo) d. DiFazio 6-3, 0-6, 6-3

Kevin Galloway 1st Round Galloway (Clemson) d. Vincenzo Ciccone (Professional) 6-0, 6-0 2nd Round Nathan Rosenfeld (Toledo) d. Galloway (Clemson) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2