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<b>Tiger Men’s Tennis Team Sweeps NC State, 7-0</b>

Tiger Men’s Tennis Team Sweeps NC State, 7-0

March 2, 2003

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men’s tennis team opened ACC play today with a 7-0 win over NC State at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. The Tigers improve to 12-4 overall, while the Wolfpack falls to 2-8 on the season.

In singles action, Nathan Thompson defeated RJ Murray 6-1, 6-3 at number one singles. Sander Koning won a three-set decision (2-6, 6-4, 6-4) over Val Banada at number two singles. At flight three singles, Micah Thompson downed Will Shaw by a score of 6-2, 7-6 (7-5). Clemson’s Jarmaine Jenkins earned a victory at number four singles against Jon Davis, 6-2, 6-2. At number five singles, Damiisa Robinson posted a win over Rehman Esmail by a score of 6-1, 6-0. Ash Misquith won a 6-0, 6-3 decision over Chris Mills at number six singles.

In doubles play, Nathan Thompson and Jenkins downed Murray and Banada at number one doubles by a score of 8-3. At flight two doubles, the Tigers’ duo of Robinson and Misquith won an 8-5 decision over Davis and Esmail. Koning and John Boetsch defeated Shaw and Mills at number three doubles, 8-3.

The Tigers will return to action next weekend as they travel to Coral Gables, FL to take on Miami at 2:00 p.m.

Clemson 7, NC State 0 Singles 1. Nathan Thompson (CU) def. RJ Murray (NCST) 6-1, 6-3 2. Sander Koning (CU) def. Val Banada (NCST) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 3. Micah Thompson (CU) def. Will Shaw (NCST) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) 4. Jarmaine Jenkins (CU) def. Jon Davis (NCST) 6-2, 6-2 5. Damiisa Robinson (CU) def. Rehman Esmail 6-1, 6-0 6. Ash Misquith (CU) def. Chris Mills (NCST) 6-0, 6-3 Doubles 1. N. Thompson-Jenkins (CU) def. Murray-Banada (NCST) 8-3 2. Robinson-Misquith (CU) def. Davis-Esmail (NCST) 8-5 3. Koning-John Boetsch (CU) def. Shaw-Mills (NCST) 8-3