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No. 19 Tar Heels Defeat No. 35 Clemson 6-1 In Men’s Tennis

April 9, 2000

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina’s men’s tennis team swept all six singles matches Sunday to defeat Clemson 6-1 at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. The #19 Tar Heels improved to 14-2 overall on the season and 5-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The #35 Tigers lost their third match in a row and fell below the .500 mark at 14-15. Clemson is now 4-3 in the ACC.

After losing the doubles point to the Tigers, UNC rebounded to sweep the singles, winning four of the six matches in three sets. At #1 singles, 41st-ranked Tripp Phillips of UNC rallied past 37th-rated Josh Goffi of Clemson 1-6, 6-4, 6-2. At #2 singles, Assaf Drori of UNC upset 48th-ranked Tomasz Boniecki of Clemson 6-3, 6-1.

In doubles, the 11th-ranked Clemson duo of Goffi and Darren Knight defeated Greg Archer and Assaf Drori 8-4. Sandon Barth and Eric Cohn picked up the other doubles win for the Tigers while playing in the #3 position.

Clemson’s next match will be at home on Friday, April 14 at 2:00 against the Miami Hurricanes.

UNC 6, CLEMSON 1

Singles 1. Tripp Phillips (UNC) d. Josh Goffi (CU) 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 2. Assaf Drori (UNC) d. Tomasz Boniecki (CU) 6-3, 6-1 3. David Cheatwood (UNC) d. Brad Emendorfer (CU) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 4. Marcio Petrone (UNC) d. Luis Garcia (CU) 7-5, 6-0 5. Trystan Meniane (UNC) d. Sandon Barth (CU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 6. Chad Riley (UNC) d. Lee Porter (CU) 6-4, 5-7, 7-6

Doubles 1. Darren Knight-Goffi (CU) d. Greg Archer-Drori (UNC) 8-4 2. Phillips-Cheatwood (UNC) d. Boniecki-Marko Gojanovic 8-3 3. Eric Cohn-Barth (CU) d. Petrone-Tyne Brownlow (UNC) 8-5

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