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Men’s Tennis Falls To Georgia, 5-2

Jan. 29, 2002

ATHENS, GA – Georgia won the doubles point and won the first four singles matches as the top-ranked Bulldogs defeated 56th-ranked Clemson 5-2 in a men’s intercollegiate tennis match at Athens, GA Tuesday evening.

The match lasted six hours and 10 minutes in the season opener for both teams at the Lindsey Hopkins Indoor Facility in Athens. Dating back to the 2001 season, Georgia has now won 26 consecutive dual matches.

“This was a good match for us,” said Georgia Head Coach Manuel Diaz. “We are much better off because of this match. Clemson is a very good team, and they are much better than the (No.) 56 ranking they have right now.”

Despite clear and warm conditions, Tuesday’s match was played indoors in preparation for the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships that will be played Feb. 7-10 in Louisville, Ky.

SINGLES 1. Matias Boeker (UGA) def. Marko Gojanovic (Clemson), 7-6 (4), 6-2 2. Brandon Wagner (UGA) def. Jamin Thompson (Clemson), 6-3, 6-4 3. Lesley Joseph (UGA) def. Micah Thompson (Clemson), 6-4, 6-1 4. Nicolas Boeker (UGA) def. Goran Sterijowski (Clemson), 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 5. Nathan Thompson (Clemson) def. Sthan Timu (UGA), 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 7-6(5) 6. Sander Koning (Clemson) def. Ion Vlad (UGA), 6-0, 6-1

DOUBLES 1. Gojanovic/N. Thompson (Clemson) def. Wagner/N. Boeker (UGA), 9-7 2. M. Boeker/Joseph (UGA) def. J. Thompson/Sterijowski (Clemson), 8-6 3. Seri/Timu (UGA) def. M. Thompson/Koning (Clemson), 8-5