Klemetz Falls in SemisOctober 28, 2001 · MT Media Relations
Klemetz defeated Todd Widom of Miami (FL) in the Round of 16 on Saturday, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, to set up the quarterfinal match with the 19th-ranked Ruffoni of Auburn. Klemetz took care of Ruffoni, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6, before falling to 37th-ranked Brandon Wagner of Georgia, 6-2, 4-6, 6-7, in the tournament semifinals Sunday afternoon.
In doubles action, two Blue Raider duos faced each other Saturday in Round of 16 play, with Trevor Short and Michael Staniak winning a 9-8 decision over teammates Oliver Foreman and Robert Gustafsson. Short and Staniak then fell to Tennessee's Simon Rea and Mario Toledo, 8-1, in the quarterfinals.
Klemetz and doubles partner Kirk Jackson also won their Round of 16 match Saturday, 8-2, over LSU's Bryan Fisher and Jesse Smatt. Auburn's Andy Colombo and Ruffoni defeated Klemetz and Jackson, 8-4, in doubles quarterfinal play Saturday afternoon.
The Region III Championships conclude Monday and complete results may be accessed at UTSports.com.
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