Jan. 28, 2009

Courtesy of Georgia Athletics

ATHENS, Ga. - Third-ranked Georgia defeated Clemson 7-0 in a men's intercollegiate tennis match at Athens, GA Tuesday afternoon at the Hopkins Indoor Tennis Courts.

This was the season opener for Georgia, while Clemson falls to 1-1 this season.    The Bulldogs are ranked number three in the latest ITA poll, while Clemson is ranked 61st.

The Tigers will participate in the William & Mary Men's Tennis Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Clemson's next action. 

At number two singles, #35-ranked Jamie Hunt defeated Clemson's Carlos Alvarez in a close match, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.   At number one singles, #18-ranked Nate Schnugg of Georgia defeated Rok Bizjak 6-2, 6-1.

The Clemson-Georgia series is one of the oldest in the Tigers' history.  The first match between the two schools was in 1937.


Jan 27, 2009 at Athens, Ga.
(Hopkins Indoor Courts)
#3 Georgia 7, #61 Clemson 0
Doubles
1. #40 Jamie Hunt/Nate Schnugg (UGA) def. Rok Bizjak/Gera Boryachinskiy (CU) 8-3
2. Josh Varela/Christian Vitulli (UGA) def. Carlos Alvarez/Wesley Moran (CU) 8-5
3. Drake Bernstein/Javier Garrapiz (UGA) def. Ike Belk/Derek DiFazio (CU) 8-2

Singles
1. #18 Nate Schnugg (UGA) def. Rok Bizjak (CU) 6-2, 6-1
2. #35 Jamie Hunt (UGA) def. Carlos Alvarez (CU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
3. Javier Garrapiz (UGA) def. Gera Boryachinskiy (CU) 6-2, 6-4
4. Josh Varela (UGA) def. Kevin Galloway (CU) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
5. Borja Malo (UGA) def. Kevin Fleck (CU) 6-1, 6-4
6. Drake Bernstein (UGA) def. Derek DiFazio (CU) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-4)

Match Notes: Clemson 1-1; National ranking #61; Georgia 1-0; National ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,3,2,4,5,6)