UCF Drops 4-3 Decision Against Clemson

Feb. 6, 2009

MIAMI, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Playing for the second-consecutive day, the UCF men's tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision against Clemson (3-2) in Miami, Fla. The Knights (3-3) collected victories from the two through four spots in the lineup Friday.

"The team fought hard today," UCF head coach Bobby Cashman said. "The outcome of the match was decided in doubles where we didn't finish our opportunities and that is what ultimately gave Clemson the win."

The team claimed its only win in doubles at No. 2 when junior Johan Beigart (Vaxjo, Sweden) and freshman Joe Delinks (Falmouth, Mass.) defeated Clemson's Gera Boryachinskiy and Rok Bizjak, 8-5.

In singles, the Knights fought back taking 3-of-6 from the Tigers.

At the No. 2 spot, senior Tarek Ben Soltane (Tunis, Tunisia) collected his third victory of the year when he topped Bizjak, 6-2, 6-1. In the fourth position, junior Marc Rocafort (Barcelona, Spain) followed suit by recording a, 6-3, 6-4, victory over Kevin Galloway.

Sophomore Blaze Schwartz (Pensacola, Fla.) improved to 5-1 this year gutting out a, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3, win against Boryachinskiy at the No. 3 spot.

The Knights continue their four-match road trip when they head to Alabama to take on Samford and Auburn next weekend.

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Clemson 4, UCF 3 - 2/6/2009 at Miami, Fla.

Singles competition
1. Carlos Alvarez (CLEM) def. Johan Beigart (UCF) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
2. Tarek Ben Soltane (UCF) def. Rok Bizjak (CLEM) 6-2, 6-1
3. Blaze Schwartz (UCF) def. Gera Boryachinskiy (CLEM) 2-6, 7-5, 6-3
4. Marc Rocafort (UCF) def. Kevin Galloway (CLEM) 6-3, 6-4
5. Kevin Fleck (CLEM) def. Eugene Dolgovykh (UCF) 6-4, 6-1
6. Ike Belk (CLEM) def. Danny Colon (UCF) 7-5, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Gera Boryachinskiy/Rok Bizjak (CLEM) def. Marc Rocafort/Blaze Schwartz (UCF) 8-6
2. Johan Beigart/Joe Delinks (UCF) def. Wesley Moran/Carlos Alvarez (CLEM) 8-5
3. Ike Belk/Kevin Galloway (CLEM) def. Tarek Ben Soltane/Eugene Dolgovykh (UCF) 8-3

Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,4,6,5,3,1)