ITHACA, N.Y. – The Clemson men’s tennis team fell to No. 24 Cornell on Friday afternoon, 4-1. The Tigers fall to 8-3 overall following the loss while the Big Red improve to 9-1 overall.
In doubles play the Big Red of Cornell controlled the doubles point with wins on courts one and two. Vrabel and Casares of Cornell were the first off with a 6-4 victory at No. 2 over Sam Edwards and Daffra Sanon. Robert Dudley and Arturo Pinazo then fell at No. 1, 6-2 allowing Cornell to clinch the doubles point and take the 1-0 advantage into singles.
Clemson leveled the score at one when junior Alex Favrot was victorious at No. 1 in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, ending his three-game losing streak. Cornell regained the lead when Volfson defeated Sanon at No. 2, 6-1, 6-2. The Big Red would extend their lead to 3-1 with a straight-set victory at No. 3, 6-1, 6-2. Cornell went on to clinch the match after Sinclair topped Edwards at No. 4 in two sets, 6-1, 7-6(3).
Clemson returns to the courts tomorrow, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. against Wisconsin in Ithaca, N.Y.
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