Men’s Tennis Edged by USC Upstate 4-3

David Clavera
(photo by Bennett Scarborough)
David Clavera (photo by Bennett Scarborough)

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – David Clavera improved to 4-2 in singles play this season, but Campbell fell 4-3 to USC Upstate Friday evening. Josep Baro and Ondrej Kralik also picked up singles wins for the Camels (3-3, 1-0).

Fernando Guillen and Clavera remained undefeated in doubles play this season (4-0) after defeating Tyler Grove and Yvon Haessig in the two spot (9-8).

Kralik picked up his first singles win of the season by beating Jacob Darling (6-4, 6-2) in the six spot. Baro knocked off Pierre Vernin (6-4, 6-4) in the five spot.

Clavera, a junior from Barcelona, Spain, defeated Yvon Haessing (7-5, 6-1) in the three spot.

Both the Camels and Spartans suffered through multiple rain delays before and during the match. The start time of the match was moved to 4:30 pm (two and a half hours after the original 2:00 pm start time) and the match finished after 9:00 pm.

Following a quick turnaround, the Camels return to Big South Conference play tomorrow morning at UNC Asheville. Match time is set for 11:00 am.

Campbell vs USC Upstate

Feb 24, 2012 at Spartanburg, S.C.

USC Upstate 4, Campbell 3

 Singles competition

1. Matthias Kidler (UPSTM) def Fernando Guillen (CAMM) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5

2. Ramiro Blanco (UPSTM) def Adrien Rossignon (CAMM) 6-1, 6-1

3. David Clavera (CAMM) def Yvon Haessing (UPSTM) 7-5, 6-1

4. Gonzalo Blanco (UPSTM) def August Iwdal (CAMM) 6-1, 6-2

5. Josep Baro (CAMM) def Pierre Vernin (UPSTM) 6-4, 6-4

6. Ondrek Kralik (CAMM) def Jacob Darling (UPSTM) 6-4, 6-2

Doubles competition

1. Ramiro Blanco / Matthias Kidler (UPSTM) def Josep Baro / Adrien Rossignon (CAMM) 9-7

2. David Clavera / Fernando Guillen (CAMM) def Tyler Grove / Yvon Haessig (UPSTM) 9-8

3. Jacob Darling / Gonzalo Blanco (UPSTM) def Ondrej Kralik / August Iwdal (CAMM) 8-3

Match Notes:

Campbell 3-3 (1-0)