CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson men’s tennis team fought hard but came up short Sunday as they wrapped up the Clemson Invitational.
Maxwell Smith and Matt Pitts kicked off the day for the Tigers as the sole doubles team playing for Clemson. In a down to the wire match, University of North Florida’s Jonas Hartenstein and PJ Kotan narrowly beat Smith and Pitts 7-6.
Trey Stinchcomb would join Smith and Pitts on the courts later to represent the Clemson Tigers in singles. Stinchcomb lost both sets while Smith and Pitts would play three sets before dropping their own matches as well.
“We did not come out on top today in our matches, but we competed well for 90% of the time. The 10% was the difference today,” said Head Coach Robbie Weiss. “Max played beautifully for two sets but could not keep up that level long enough to get the win. Matt was in control for the first two sets but pressed a bit and opened the door for his opponent, who played well. There were a lot of positive takeaways this weekend. We have plenty of work to do and excited to get after it next week.”
Up next, the Tigers will travel to Macon, Georgia on Friday, September 30 to play in the Mercer Invitational.
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Hartenstein/PJ Kotan (UNF) def. Smith/M.Pitts
Simon (UNCC) def. Smith
Benson (PRESBY) def. Matt Pitts
Dreycopp (UNCC) def. Trey Stinchcomb