Men’s Tennis Doubles Team Advances To National Semifinal

Sept. 25, 1999

PIKESVILLE, Md. – Clemson’s doubles team of Josh Goffi and Darrin Knight has reached the semifinals of the T. Rowe Price National Intercollegiate Clay Court Championships at the Suburban Club of Baltimore County. The Tigers will meet a team to be determind in the semifinals on Saturday at 3:00 PM.

This is the first time Clemson has had a double teams in the Final Four of this event since 1986 when Richard Matuszewski and Brandon Walters won the championship.

Clemson has won three matches to reach the Final Four of the event. In the first round Goffi, a junior from Mt. Pleasant, SC and Knight, a junior from Cleveland, TN, defeated Michigan State’s Ken Kigongo and Francisco Trinidad 6-3, 6-3. The Michigan State team was ranked 12th in the nation and seeded fourth in the tournament heading into this championship.

In the second round, Clemson defeated Ed Dus and Rodrigo Echagary of Kansas, 6-4, 6-3. In the third round Clemson defeated David Hodge and Mark Williams of Baylor, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4. The Baylor team was ranked 36th in the nation in the ITA preseason national doubles poll.