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Mar 03, 2019

Clemson Battles for Exciting 4-3 ACC Win Over Georgia Tech Sunday

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CLEMSON, S.C. – The Tigers won the doubles point, and Jacob Jahn, Pierre-Louis Dodens and Simon Baudry earned singles victories as the Clemson men’s tennis team defeated Georgia Tech by a score of 4-3 on Sunday afternoon at the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility in Clemson, S.C. With the win, the Tigers improved to 8-6 (1-2 ACC), while the Yellow Jackets fell to 6-6 (1-2 ACC) with the loss.

Teodor Giusca and Matteo Vialmin won a quick 6-2 contest to open doubles play for the Tigers. Pierre-Louis Dodens and Jacob Jahn clinched the doubles point on Court 2, defeating their Yellow Jacket opponents by a score of 6-4. Simon Baudry and Yizhou Liu were up 2-0 in a tiebreak at No. 1 doubles when play was abandoned.

After clinching the doubles point, Jahn and Dodens carried their momentum into singles play, each defeating their Georgia Tech opponent in straight sets. Jahn picked up a 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 6 singles, while Dodens earned his first win over a ranked opponent, downing 106th-ranked Cole Gromley, 6-0, 6-4. The Yellow Jackets came back, winning at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 1 singles, in that order, to tie the team score at 3-3 and leave the result of the match to Baudry on Court 2. The junior from Bordeaux, France rose to the occasion. After a 6-1 win in the first set, followed by trading points in the second set, Baudry broke his opponent’s serve in the final game to win 7-5 and claim the conference win for the Tigers.

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“I was pleased with the progress we made this week in our training and matches," said Head Coach John Boetsch. "It was great to be back on our home courts and WHAT A CROWD tonight! Special thanks to all who came out to support us!”


Clemson heads to the northeast for two nonconference road matches next week. On Friday, March 8, the Tigers face Cornell in Ithaca, N.Y., and on Sunday, March 10, they face 27th-ranked Penn in Philadelphia, Pa.