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Stanford’s KC Corkery defeats Clemson’s Clement Reix in NCAA Final Eight Match

May 27, 2006

STANFORD, CA–Stanford’s KC Corkery defeated Clemson’s Clement Reix 7-5, 6-2 in a Final Eight Match at the NCAA Men’s Singles Tournament at Stanford, CA Saturday evening.

Reix finishes the season with a 33-8 record overall in singles for a .804 pct. The .804 winning pct. is the eighth best ever by a Clemson player in a single season. The 33 wins are also the most since former Tiger Bruce Li won 38 matches in the 1995 season.

On Friday, Clement Reix upset third-seeded Luigi D’Agord of Miami (FL) 6-2, 6-4 in the NCAA Singles Tournament’s Round of 16.

The last Clemson player to reach the NCAA Final Eight was Richard Matuszewski in 1986. Clemson has had three players to reach at least the Final Eight in the NCAA Tournament prior to the run made by Reix.