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This Week in Clemson Athletics

This Week in Clemson Athletics

UPCOMING EVENTS (home events BOLD

Tuesday, April 285 p.m. – Women’s Tennis Selection Show (NCAA.com)

Friday, May 1All Day – Track and Field at Tennessee Challenge (Knoxville, Tenn.)

Saturday, May 2All Day – Track and Field at Tennessee Challenge (Knoxville, Tenn.)1 p.m. – Baseball vs. Louisville (RSN)

Sunday, May 36:30 p.m. – Baseball vs. Louisville (ESPN3)

Monday, May 410 a.m. – Men’s Golf Selection Show (Golf Channel)

 

SPORT UPDATES

BaseballRecord: 23-21, 12-11 ACCClemson won one of four games, all on the road, last week. Georgia defeated the Tigers in Athens on Tuesday night before Clemson lost two close games at Georgia Tech over the weekend. Behind two homers and a triple by Eli White, Clemson defeated Georgia Tech 11-3 on Saturday. The Tigers have still won eight of their last 12 ACC games, and those four losses have been by a combined five runs. Clemson takes five days off for final exams before hosting Louisville at Doug Kingsmore Stadium for a three-game series from Saturday to Monday.

Men’s Golf (@ClemsonMGolf)The Clemson men’s golf team finished is tie for first at the ACC Tournament with Georgia Tech, then lost in a two-hole playoff for the league title.  The Tigers finished with a team total of 845 strokes, the same as the 10th ranked Yellow Jackets and ahead of No. 1 ranked Florida State.The Tigers came back from a five-shot deficit with just two holes to play to force the playoff. Billy Kennerly made a birdie on the last hole to force the playoff and he was Clemson’s top golfer for the 54 holes with a score of 209, good enough for seventh place individually.Clemson was the only team in the 12-team field with four players ranked in the top 15 individually.  Miller Capps had a 211 score and finished ninth, while Austin Langdale shot 213 and finished 11th.  Stephen Behr shot a 214 and finished 14th.Clemson now awaits its NCAA bid, which will come on Monday, May 4 when the selections are announced on the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive program some time after 9 a.m. 

Men’s Tennis (@ClemsonMTennis)Record: 12-16, 2-10 ACCThe Clemson men’s tennis team advanced to the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament in Cary, N.C. last week. The Tigers, the tournament’s No. 11 seed, upset No. 6 seed and 32nd-ranked Louisville in the first round on Thursday, before falling to No. 2 seed and 11th-ranked Wake Forest in the quarterfinals on Friday. Against the Cardinals, Clemson won the doubles point with wins by Hunter Harrington and Luke Johnson at No. 1 and Austin Ansari and Alejandro Augusto at No. 3. Johnson won his match at No. 4 singles before Louisville claimed the next three singles matches to take a 3-2 lead. Then Augusto, who was battling illness, posted a gritty win at No. 2 singles, winning in a second-set tiebreak. Freshman Hampton Drake went on to clinch the 4-3 win for Clemson with a three-set win at No. 6 singles. Friday’s 4-0 quarterfinal loss to the Demon Deacons concluded the Clemson careers of seniors Augusto and Harrington. On Monday morning, Harrington was named to the All-ACC Third Team, earning his third career all-conference honor, and becoming just the fourth Clemson men’s tennis player to do so, and the first since 1999-2001.

Women’s Tennis (@ClemsonWTennis)Record: 16-9, 10-4 ACCCurrent Ranking: 21stThe 21st-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team split a pair of ACC Tournament matches last week. The Tigers, the No. 5 seed, were granted a bye in the first round, and in the second round, handily defeated Louisville 4-0. Clemson recorded doubles wins from Yuilynn Miao and Jessy Rompies at No. 2 and Tristen Dewar and Beatrice Gumulya (the reigning ACC player of the week) at No. 3, while Joana Eidukonyte, Romy Koelzer and Rompies all claimed singles wins. In the quarterfinals the following day, the Tigers were upended by No. 4 seed and 10th-ranked Virginia, 4-1. Eidukonyte won the Tigers’ lone singles match at No. 3 against the Cavaliers. Virginia went on to upset No. 1 seed and undefeated North Carolina in the semifinal round before defeating Georgia Tech in the championship match to win their second consecutive ACC title. Clemson now awaits word on its bid to the 2015 NCAA Championships. The NCAA selection show is set to take place on Tuesday, April 28 at 5 p.m.

Track & Field (@ClemsonTrackXC)The Tigers are coming off a highly successful weekend at Franklin Field in the 121st running of the Penn Relays. Two individuals claimed victories for the Tigers, Tevin Hester with a personal best (10.14) in the men’s 100 dash and Lauren Terstappen (13-5.25) in the women’s pole vault. Additionally, the Tigers saw runner-up performances in both the men’s (Justin Johnson) and women’s (Samantha Elliott) short hurdles. The women’s sprint medley and 4×800 relays recorded runner-up finishes, the latter establishing a Clemson record on Saturday. Clemson returns to action for one final pre-ACC Championships competition, May 1-2 in the Tennessee Challenge.

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