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No. 11 Virginia defeats No. 14 Clemson 5-2 in Men’s Tennis

April 2, 2006

CLEMSON, SC–The 11th-ranked Virginia Cavaliers defeated Clemson 5-2 in a men’s Atlantic Coast Conference tennis match at Clemson, SC Sunday afternoon.

Virginia is now 16-5 on the season and 6-0 in the ACC. Clemson falls to 18-6 overall, and 3-4 in the ACC. The Cavaliers are ranked 11th nationally, while Clemson is ranked 14th according to the latest ITA poll.

Virginia opened the match by winning the doubles point. Rylan Rizza and Nick Meythaler defeated Clemson’s Jarmaine Jenkins and Clement Reix at number one doubles. Rizza and Meythaler are ranked 55th nationally as a doubles team. At number two doubles, Somdev Devvarman and Treat Huey defeated Sander Koning and Ryan Young 8-4. Devvarman and Huey are ranked 18th nationally in doubles.

In singles, Clemson’s Reix upset Devvarman at number one singles 6-7, 7-6, 7-6. Devvarman is ranked ninth in singles according to the latest ITA poll. At number two singles, the Tigers’ Koning, ranked 89th nationally defeated 77th-ranked Doug Stewart 6-7, 6-4, 7-6.

The Cavaliers won the remaining four singles matches to claim the victory. Clemson will play at Wake Forest on Friday, April 7, and at N.C. State on Sunday, April 9 in the Tigers’ next action.

Virginia 5, Clemson 2


1. Clement Reix (CU) d. Somdev Devvarman (V) 6-7, 7-5, 7-6

2. Sander Koning (CU) d. Doug Stewart (V) 6-7, 6-4, 7-6

3. Rylan Rizza (V) d. Jarmaine Jenkins (CU) 4-6, 7-6, 7-6

4. Treat Huey (V) d. Ryan Young (CU) 7-6, 6-0

5. Marko Miklo (V) d. Paul Koenke (CU) 6-4, 6-0

6. Darrin Cohen (V) d. Brett Twente (CU) 6-3, 6-2


1. Rizza-Nick Meythaler (V) d. Jenkins-Reix (CU) 8-3

2. Devvarman-Huey (V) d. Koning-Young (CU) 8-4

3. Stewart-Cohen (V) d. Twente-Ian Keeler (CU) 9-8