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April 11, 2007

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The No. 59 South Carolina men’s tennis team fell No. 20 Clemson, 6-1, on Wednesday afternoon in Columbia. The Tigers improved to 25-8 (4-5 ACC) with the victory while the Gamecocks dropped to 11-12 (2-8 SEC) on the season. South Carolina freshman Pedro Campos defeated Clemson’s nationally-ranked Clement Reix at No. 2 singles.

The two teams began play outdoors at the Sam Daniel Tennis Facility, but shortly into the doubles portion of the match, rain forced a move inside to the USC Fieldhouse.

The Tigers opened up a 1-0 lead by winning the doubles point. At No. 1 doubles, Clement Reix and Ryan Young, who are ranked 39th nationally, defeated Carolina’s Thomas Stoddard and Joseph Veeder, 8-2. South Carolina prevailed at the No. 3 doubles position as the freshman tandem of Ivan Cressoni and Pedro Campos topped Carlos Alvarez and Rok Bijzak, 8-4. The Tigers took the clinching match at No. 2 doubles. Jarmaine Jenkins and Kevin Fleck overcame Yevgeny Supeko and David Wolff, 8-4.

Campos made quick work of No. 122 Reix at No. 2 singles, winning 6-1, 6-1. The rookie’s victory knotted the match 1-1 and improved his singles record to 23-13 on the season.

The Tigers regained the lead with No. 113 Bizjak’s 6-2, 6-1, win over Wolff at the No. 4 singles spot. Clemson went ahead 3-1 when Jarmaine Jenkins secured a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Supeko at No. 1 singles. Young, who is ranked No. 116, clinched the Tiger victory by defeating Cressoni, 6-2, 6-4, at the No. 4 position.

Fleck defeated Stoddard, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 6 singles and Alvarez posted a 6-4, 6-2 win over South Carolina freshman Spencer Feldman at No. 5 singles.

The Gamecocks will host their regular season finale against No. 18 Florida on Saturday, April 14, at 1 p.m. at the Sam Daniel Tennis Facility.

No. 1 Jarmaine Jenkins (CU) def. Yevgeny Supeko (SC), 7-5, 6-2
No. 2 Pedro Campos (SC) def. #122 Clement Reix (CU), 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 #116 Ryan Young (CU) def. Ivan Cressoni (SC), 6-2, 6-4
No. 4 #113 Rok Bizjak (CU) def. David Wolff (SC), 6-2, 6-1
No. 5 Carlos Alvarez (CU) def. Spencer Feldman (SC), 6-2, 6-4
No. 6 Kevin Fleck (CU) def. Thomas Stoddard (SC), 6-2, 6-1
Order of Finish: 2, 4, 1, 3, 6, 5

No. 1 Reix/Young (CU) def. Joe Veeder/Thomas Stoddard, 8-2
No. 2 Jenkins/Fleck (CU) def. Supeko/Wolff (SC), 8-4
No. 3 Campos/Cressoni (SC) def. Alvarez/Bijzak, 8-4
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2