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Clemson Falls to No. 11 North Carolina Despite Top 10 Doubles Upset by Sanon and Edwards

Clemson Falls to No. 11 North Carolina Despite Top 10 Doubles Upset by Sanon and Edwards

CLEMSON, S.C. – Despite another top 10 upset in doubles for the duo of Daffra Sanon and Sam Edwards the Tigers came up short against No. 11 North Carolina, 7-0. The Tigers fall to 8-12 (1-7 ACC), while the Tar Heels improve to 19-2 (6-1 ACC).

For the second time this season, senior Daffra Sanon and Sam Edwards took down a top 10 nationally ranked doubles team. First, it was the No. 1 team in the nation, and today it was the No. 9 team, 6-3. Their win on court one forced a deciding match on court two, but the Tigers came up just short against the ITA National Team Indoor Championship runner-ups.

The Tar Heels extended their lead to 3-0 with straight set wins on courts one and three. North Carolina went on to clinch the match on court four, but the remaining matches would be played out. Sanon played a close match with No. 34 Blumberg on court two splitting the first two sets before falling in a ten-point tiebreaker giving the Tar Heels a 5-0 advantage. North Carolina completed the sweep with a pair of wins on five and six.

Clemson returns to the courts this Sunday, April 9 at 12 pm. against Duke. The match is set to be played at The Hoke Sloan Tennis Center.

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