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Tigers Sweep Bulldogs 7-0 on Wednesday

Tigers Sweep Bulldogs 7-0 on Wednesday

Score: Clemson 7, The Citadel 0
Records: Clemson (10-10), The Citadel (10-24)
Location: Rev. Leroy C. Cox Tennis Complex, Central, S.C.

CENTRAL, S.C. – The Clemson men’s tennis team defeated The Citadel, 7-0 on Wednesday at the Rev. Leroy C. Cox Tennis Complex at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, S.C. With the win, the Tigers improved to 10-10 overall, while the Bulldogs slip to 10-24.

The Tigers claimed the doubles point, earning victories on all three courts. Sam Edwards and Yizhou Liu were the first to finish at No. 2 with a 6-0 win over Matthew Henson and Will Graham, improving to 10-7 on the season. The 47th-ranked duo of Alex Favrot and Simon Baudry clinched the doubles point with a 6-1 win at No. 1.

The Tigers carried the momentum into singles with Baudry and Favrot nearly clinching at the same time. Baudry was the first to clinch with a 6-0, 6-2 straight set victory at No. 2. 66th-ranked Favrot was not far behind when he clinched the point at No. 1 with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Matthew Henson, giving Clemson a 3-0 lead.

TURNING POINT

Liu jumped out to an early one set lead, taking the first set at No. 3, 3-0. The freshman clinched the match with a set two victory 6-1.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

– Freshman Wes Quattlebaum picked up his first win of the season at No. 6, 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-4.

– Liu picked up his third consecutive win, while improving to 4-0 at No. 3.

– Baudry picked up his 21st overall win of the season, 14th in dual and 12th at No. 2.

NEWS & NOTES

– The 7-0 sweep is the second of the season for Clemson, the first coming against Army on Jan. 26.

UP NEXT

The Tigers return to action on Friday, April 20 as they host in-state rival South Carolina. The match against the No. 28 Gamecocks is set to start at 5 p.m.

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