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March 25, 2002

Columbia, SC –
South Carolina’s No. 19 ranked men’s tennis team shutout in-state rivals The Citadel and College of Charleston on Sunday at the Sam Daniel Tennis Center. A combined 13-0 mark on the day, the Gamecocks gained their sixth and seventh shutouts on the season.

The doubles teams of Angelo Niculescu/ Marcus Westman and Ben Atkinson/David Nelson recorded two victories on the day, while the Rob Cassidy/Nasir Sherazi combo was perfect in their only match.

Singles play saw Marcus Westman, Carl Wermee, and Ben Atkinson go 2-0 on the day. David Nelson, Nasir Sherazi, Rob Cassidy, Angelo Niculescu, and Rodrigo Pacheco all recorded victories in their only match as every Gamecock contributed to a perfect 11-0 mark in singles play.

South Carolina will be back in action on Friday, March 29 as they return to SEC play by hosting Auburn at 2:00 p.m. The Gamecocks final home match of the season will be on Sunday when Alabama comes to town for a 1:00 p.m. contest.

Match Results

USC 7, The Citadel 0


No. 1 Marcus Westman (USC) d. Matt Stubbs 6-2, 6-3
No. 2 David Nelson (USC) d. Ben Fortune 6-1, 7-5
No. 3 Carl Wermee (USC) d. Lawrence Tere 6-0, 6-2
No. 4 Ben Atkinson (USC) d. John Dougherty 6-4, 6-1
No. 5 Nasir Sherazi (USC) d. Sebastian Padron 6-0, 6-0
No. 6 Rob Cassidy (USC) d. David Scates 6-1, 6-0


No. 1 #49 Niculescu/Westman (USC) d. Stubbs/Tere 8-5
No. 2 Atkinson/Nelson (USC) d. Fortune/Dougherty 8-4
No. 3 Cassidy/Sherazi (USC) d. Scates/Padron 8-0

USC 6, College of Charleston 0


No. 1 #61 Seth Rose (USC) vs. Sagi Zakin 7-6 susp.
No. 2 Angelo Niculescu (USC) d. Henrico Du Plessis 6-2, 6-4
No. 3 Marcus Westman (USC) d. Thorben Kolk 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 Carl Wermee (USC) d. Phillip Koller 6-2, 6-4
No. 5 Rodrigo Pacheco (USC) d. Nicky Buys 6-3, 6-0
No. 6 Ben Atkinson (USC) d. Mike Sutcliffe 6-1, 6-2


No. 1 #49 Niculescu/Westman (USC) d. #57 Zakin/Du Plessis 8-5
No. 2 Omid/Kolk d.Wermee/Rose (USC) 8-5
No. 3 Atkinson/Nelson (USC) d. Koller/Buys 8-5