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March 27, 1999

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – After capturing the doubles point, the University ofVirginia men’s tennis team was unable to continue the momentum and fell toACC-rival Clemson 4-3 today at the Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center. The lossdrops the Cavaliers’ record to 7-5 overall and 1-2 in the ACC, whileClemson improves to 13-4 overall and 2-0 in the ACC.

Despite seeing its #1 doubles squad of Huntley Montgomery and Brian Vahalydrop an 8-2 decision to Pablo Bellagamba and Josh Goffi the Cavaliersnonetheless won the doubles point. Tommy Croker and John Winter won theirsixth match in a row with an 8-5 win Tomasz Boniecki and Marko Gojanovic at#2. Brian Hunter and Hyon Yoo also continued their winning ways bydefeating Luis Garcia and Ryan Bauer 8-2 at #3.

The Tigers quickly pulled ahead in singles play as Goffi at #3, Boniecki at#4 and Bradley Emendorfer at #6 all won their matches.Virginia’s #1 player,Brian Vahaly, defeated Ryan Bauer 6-4, 6-1 to pull the Cavaliers closer.

Bellagamba clinched the win for Clemson by downing sophomore HuntleyMontgomery 6-4, 7-6 (6-4) at #2.

Clemson 4, Virginia 3Singles

1-Brian Vahaly (V) def. Ryan Bauer               6-4, 6-12-Pablo Bellagamba (C) def. Huntley Montgomery   6-4, 7-6(4)3-Josh Goffi (C) def. John Winter                6-2, 6-34-Tomasz Boniecki (C) def. Hyon Yoo              6-0, 6-15-Tommy Croker (V) def. Luis Garcia              4-6, 6-3, 6-46-Bradley Emendorfer (C) def. Brian Hunter       6-4, 6-3


1-Bellagamba/Goffi (C) def. Montgomery/Vahaly  8-22-Croker/Winter (V) def. Boniecki/Marko Gojanovic   8-53-Hunter/Yoo (V) def. Garcia/Bauer                  8-2
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