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Men’s Tennis Beats Miami

April 14, 2000

CLEMSON, S.C. — The Clemson men’s tennis team defeated #18 Miami 4-3 on Friday afternoon at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Facility. With the match tied at 3-3, Eric Cohn came from behind in the second set to defeat Joel Berman 6-4, 7-6 and clinch the win for the Tigers. With the win Clemson improved to 15-15 on the year while Miami fell to 15-4.

Clemson won the doubles point by winning two out of the three matches. At the number-one position, Clemson’s 15th-ranked duo of Josh Goffi and Darren Knight defeated 40th-ranked Tomas Smid and Peter Hoffman by a score of 8-6. Also winning for the Tigers was the 49th-ranked team of Tomasz Boniecki and Marko Gojanovic who were playing number-two.

In singles, the two teams split the six matches. At number-one, Clemson’s 42nd- ranked Goffi defeated Tomas Smid 7-6, 7-6. At number-two, 53rd-ranked Boniecki beat Hoffman 6-3, 6-2. Eric Cohn’s win over Berman at number-six was the third singles victory for the Tigers.

Clemson’s next match will be on Sunday in Raleigh against N.C. State. With a win over the Wolfpack, Clemson Head Coach Chuck Kriese can become the ACC’s winningest coach in terms of total ACC wins.


Singles 1. #42 Josh Goffi (CU) d. Tomas Smid (UM) 7-6, 7-6 2. #53 Tomasz Boniecki (CU) d. Peter Hoffman 6-3, 6-2 3. Johan Lindqvist (UM) d. Marko Gojanovic (CU) 6-3, 6-3 4. Michael Lang (UM) d. Micah Thompson (CU) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 5. Jose Lieberman (UM) d. Lee Porter (CU) 6-2, 6-2 6. Eric Cohn (CU) d. Joel Berman (UM) 6-4, 7-6

Doubles 1. #15 Goffi-Darren Knight (CU) d. #40 Smid-Hoffman (UM) 8-6 2. #49 Boniecki-Gojanovic (CU) d. Lieberman-Lang (UM) 8-3 3. Berman-Mark Arrowsmith (UM) d. Cohn-Sandon Barth (CU) 8-6