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Tigers Fall To Illinois In NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament on Sunday

May 11, 2003

Champaign, IL – The Clemson men’s tennis team fell to #1-ranked Illinois 4-0 in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament at the Atkins Tennis Center at the University of Illinois in Champaign. Illinois improves to 28-0, while the Tigers finish the season at 25-11.

Illinois won at number one and two doubles to clinch the doubles point. #22 Nathan Thompson and Jarmaine Jenkins dropped an 8-1 decision to Michael Calkins and Amer Delic at number one doubles, while Damiisa Robinson and John Boetsch fell to #9 Rajeev Ram and Brian Wilson at flight two doubles, 8-2.

In singles play, Nathan Thompson fell to Delic at number one singles, 6-2, 6-6(3). Jenkins dropped a 6-4, 6-4 decision to Phil Stolt at flight three singles, and John Boetsch lost to Chris Martin at number five singles by a score of 7-5, 6-4.

Clemson’s doubles team of Nathan Thompson and Jenkins has been invited to the NCAA Men’s Individual Championships May 17-20 at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. The nation’s top 32 doubles teams will compete in the tournament, including five teams from the ACC.

Illinois 4, Clemson 0 Singles 1 #3 Amer Delic (IL) def. Nathan Thompson (CU) 6-2, 7-6 (5) 2 #12 Brian Wilson (IL) vs. Sander Koning (CU) 6-3, 5-3 abandoned 3 #20 Phil Stolt (IL) def. Jarmaine Jenkins (CU) 6-4, 6-4 4 Michael Calkins (IL) vs. Micah Thompson (CU) 6-1, 5-4 abandoned 5 Chris Martin (IL) def. John Boetsch (CU) 7-5, 6-4 6 Damiisa Robinson (CU) vs. Ryler DeHeart (IL) 6-3, 5-2 abandoned Doubles 1 #11 Calkins/Delic (IL) def. #22 N. Thompson/Jenkins (CU) 8-1 2 #9 Ram/Wilson (IL) def. Robinson/Boetsch (CU) 8-2 3 Martin/Stolt (IL) vs. Koning/Twente (CU) 6-2 abandoned