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Virginia Commonwealth Downs Clemson

March 16, 2001

Montgomery, Ala. – Virginia Commonwealth downed Clemson 4-0 in men’s tennis action in a match completed late Thursday evening in Montgomery, AL. Both teams are competing in the 18-team Blue-Gray Tennis Classic. Clemson will have consolation round matches Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Virginia Commonwealth, ranked 13th in the nation, improved to 11-5 for the season, while 40th-ranked Clemson fell to 3-8. Six of Clemson’s eight losses are to top 25 teams. Clemson was playing without its number-one player, Josh Goffi, who is out with an injury.

Virginia Commonwealth took the first three singles matches in straight sets. Florian Marquardt, the number-five doubles player in the United States, downed Clemson’s Marko Gojanovic, 6-3, 6-2 at the number-one singles match.

Daniel Casquero of Virginia Commonwealth defeated Clemson’s Lee Taylor Walker, 7-5, 6-3 to clinch the match at number-five singles. The other two singles matches and the doubles matches were cancelled once VCU clinched the overall match.

Virginia Commonwealth 4, Clemson 0

March 15, 2001 at Blue-Gray Classic Montgomery, AL

Singles #1 Florida Marquardt (VCU) d. Marko Gojanovic (C) 6-3, 6-2 #2 Frank Moser (VCU) d. Brad Emendorfer (C) 6-2, 7-5 #3 Mats Norin (VCU) d. Darren Knight (C) 6-3, 6-3 #4 Fermando Sanchez (VCU) vs. Micah Thompson (C), dnf #5 Daniel Casquero (VCU) d. Lee Taylor Walker (C) 7-5, 6-3 #6 Mattias Hoglund (VCU) vs. Kevin Gottfried (C) dnf

Doubles were cancelled