May 15, 2005
Athens, GA – Seventh-ranked and sixth-seeded Georgia defeated Clemson 4-0 in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament at Athens, GA Sunday night.
Georgia advances to the round of 16 and will play LSU in College Station, Texas Saturday. Georgia improves to 19-6 on the year, while Clemson finishes its season with a 25-11 record. The Tigers have won at least 25 matches in each of the last three seasons.
After the doubles point was completed, there was a two hour and twenty-four minute rain delay. In fact, the match was scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m. but the contest was not started until 4:30 p.m. The entire match took five hours and 28 minutes to play.
In doubles, Clemson’s Clement Reix and Sander Koning defeated Strahinja Bobusic and Colin Purcell 8-4 at number two. The nation’s number one-ranked doubles team of John Isner and Antonio Ruiz of Georgia defeated Nathan Thompson and Ryan Young 9-7. Georgia’s number-three doubles team ofRicard Gonzalez and Matic Omerzel defeated Brett Twente and Ryan Cook 8-5 to clinch the doubles point.
Georgia took a 2-0 lead when Ruiz defeated Koning 6-3, 7-6 at number two singles. The Bulldogs went ahead 3-0 when Bobusic defeated Twente 6-1, 6-1 atnumber five singles. Georgia clinched the match at number four singles asPurcell defeated Young 6-3, 6-1.
The Tigers’ Thompson will play in the NCAA Singles Tournament later this month.
GEORGIA 4, CLEMSON 0 Singles 1. John Isner (GA) vs. Nathan Thompson (CU) DNF
2. Antonio Ruiz (GA) d. Sander Koning (CU) 6-3, 7-6
3. Matic Omerzel (GA) vs. Clement Reix (CU) DNF
4. Colin Purcell (GA) d. Ryan Young (CU) 6-3, 6-1
5. Strahinja Bobusic (GA) d. Brett Twente (CU) 6-1, 6-1
6. Matias Ormaza (GA) vs. Clint Boling (CU) DNF
Doubles (Counts One Team Point)
1. Isner-Ruiz (GA) d. Thompson-Young (CU) 9-7
2. Reix-Koning (CU) Bobusic-Purcell (GA) 8-4
3. Gonzalex-Orerzel (GA) d. Twente-Ryan Cook (CU) 8-5
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