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April 5, 2002

Athens, Ga. –
Despite winning the doubles point for the first time in SEC play this season, the Gamecocks were unable to pull of the upset bid against No. 1 Georgia on Friday.

South Carolina jumped on top early by winning two of three doubles contests, giving USC a 1-0 lead. Seth Rose and Carl Wermee paired to defeat to team of Adam Seri and Brandon Wagner 8-6. Ben Atkinson and David Nelson clinched the doubles point for the Gamecocks, rolling over Nicolas Boeker and Lesley Joseph 8-4.

Carl Wermee gained the lone USC victory in singles play, rallying to defeat Brandon Wagner 1-6, 6-1, 7-6. Sophomore, Marcus Westman, dropped a tight three-set contest against Bo Hodge by a score of 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, ending Westman’s 18 match winning streak.

South Carolina will close out the weekend with a Sunday afternoon contest at Tennessee. Play is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m.

Match Results

Georgia 5, USC 2


No. 1 #5 Matias Boeker d. #55 Seth Rose (USC) 6-4, 6-0
No. 2 #51 Lesley Joseph d. #75 Angelo Niculescu (USC) 7-5, 7-5
No. 3 #69 Bo Hodge d. #90 Marcus Westman (USC) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
No. 4 Carl Wermee (USC) d. #21 Brandon Wagner 1-6, 6-1, 7-6
No. 5 Nicolas Boeker d. David Nelson (USC) 7-6, 6-3
No. 6 Adam Seri d. Rodrigo Pacheco (USC) 6-0, 6-1


No. 1 #18 M. Boeker/Hodge d. Niculescu/Westman (USC) 8-5
No. 2 Rose/Wermee(USC) d. #33 Seri/Wagner 8-6
No. 3 Atkinson/Nelson (USC) d. N. Boeker/Joseph 8-4