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Tiger Men’s Tennis Team Competes in First Fall Competition

Tiger Men’s Tennis Team Competes in First Fall Competition

Sept. 23, 2009

TRAVELERS REST, SC – Clemson won 13 of 15 singles matches in the Cliff’s Men’s Tennis Fall Classic in Travelers Rest, SC on September 18-20. This was the first fall tournament the Tigers have participated in this season.

Clemson’s Derek DiFazio won four singles matches and Kevin Galloway, Robert Pietrucha all won three singles matches each at this event.

Clemson will play in the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta, GA in the Tigers’ next action on October 2-4.

Friday, September 18Singles Derek DiFazio (Clemson) d. Carl Lundberg (Furman) 6-2, 6-3 Kevin Galloway (Clemson) d. Keith Embree (Florida St.) 7-6, 7-6 Andres Bucaro (Florida St.) d. Robert Pietrucha (Clemson) 6-1, 6-0Zachary Rigsby (Clemson) d. Robbie Aru (Furman) 6-3, 6-0

Doubles May/Embree (Florida St.) d. Difazio/Rigsby (Clemson) 8-4 Galloway/Pietrucha (Clemson) d. Pulgar/Thomson (NC State) 9-7 Ahari/Rafiee (No. Carolina) d. Galloway/Pietrucha (Clemson) 8-3 Rigsby/Difazio (Clemson) d. Mellow/Droll (Furman) 8-5 Difazio/Rigsby (Clemson) d. Chermak/Gujarati (NC State) 8-5

Saturday, September 19Singles Derek DiFazio (Clemson) d. Luke Mojica (No. Carolina) 6-0, 6-2 Robert Pietrucha (Clemson) d. Andrew Mellow (Furman) 3-6, 6-0, (10-7)Zachary Rigsby (Clemson) d. Tyler Droll (Furman) 6-2, 6-2 Kevin Galloway (Clemson) d. Watson George (Furman) 3-6, 6-2, 10-8Zachary Rigsby (Clemson) d. Keith Embree (Florida St.) 6-4, 6-4 Robert Pietrucha (Clemson) d. Robbie Aru (Furman) 6-2, 3-6, (10-2) Derek DiFazio (Clemson) d. Jamie Pulgar (NC State) 5-7, 6-2 (10-4)

Sunday, September 20Singles Derek DiFazio (Clemson) d. Akash Gujarati (NC State) 6-2, 6-1 Kevin Galloway (Clemson) d. William Parker (No. Carolina) 7-5, 4-6, (10-7) Robert Pietrucha (Clemson) defeated Anderson Reed (Florida St.) 6-2, 6-2 Sawyer Duncan (Furman) defeated Zachary Rigsby (Clemson) 7-6, 2-6, (6-10)

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