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Clemson’s Reix Upsets the Third-Seeded Player

Clemson’s Reix Upsets the Third-Seeded Player

May 26, 2006

STANFORD, CA–Clement Reix upset third-seeded Luigi D’Agord of Miami (FL) 6-2, 6-4 in the NCAA Singles Tournament’s Round of 16 at Stanford, CA Friday afternoon.

With the upset win, it marked the first time in 25 years that a Clemson player has defeated a third seeded player in the NCAA Tournament. Pender Murphy defeated third seeded Mike Bauer of California in three sets in the second round on Thursday, May 21, 1981.

Reix, a junior from Amiens, France, will play the winner of the KC Corkery (Stanford) and Arnau Brugues (Tulsa) match on Saturday in the round of eight.

The last Clemson player to reach the NCAA Final Eight was Richard Matuszewski in 1986. Clemson has had three players to reach at least the Final Eight in the NCAA Tournament.

Reix has a 33-7 record this season for a .825 pct. This winning pct. is the best in Clemson history for a junior. It is also the sixth best pct. in a single season in school history. The last Clemson player to win 30 or more matches in a single season was Josh Goffi in 1999 as he had a 31-19 mark.