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Pepperdine Downs Clemson in Men’s Tennis

Pepperdine Downs Clemson in Men’s Tennis

March 19, 2002

Malibu, CA- The Sixth-ranked Pepperdine men’s tennis team defeated Clemson 7-0 on Monday night at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center in Malibu, CA. The Waves improved to 11-4 while the Tigers slipped to 8-8.

Pepperdine swept all three doubles matches and then proceeded to win all six singles matches. Pepperidine’s Al Garland, ranked No. 3 nationally in singles, recorded a 6-1, 6-2 win at the top singles position over Clemson’s Marko Gojanovic. At number-one doubles, the pair of Sebastien Graeff and Stefan Suter defeated Clemson’s Sander Koning and Goran Sterijovski by a score of 8-4.

The Tigers will next take on Southern California on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

Pepperdine (7) vs. Clemson (0) at Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center, Malibu, California

SINGLES — Al Garland (P) d. Marko Gojanovic, 6-1, 6-2 Calle Hansen (P) d. Goran Sterijovski, 6-1, 6-1 Steve Racioppi (P) d. Sander Koning, 6-4, 6-4 Sebastien Graeff (P) d. Nathan Thompson, 6-1, 6-1 Diego Acuna (P) d. Tyler Manring, 6-3, 6-2 Johan Berg (P) d. Jimmy Poole, 6-2, 6-4

DOUBLES — Sebastien Graeff / Stefan Suter (P) d. Koning / Sterijovski, 8-4 Berg / Garland (P) d. Gojanovic / Thompson, 8-2 Hansen / Brian Wright (P) d. Manring / Poole, 8-3