ROME, Ga. – After nearly a five-hour rain delay, the 11th-seeded Clemson men’s tennis team fell to sixth-seeded Florida State in the second round of the 2017 ACC Championship on Thursday afternoon, 4-2. The Tigers end the season 9-16 overall, while the Seminoles improve to 17-10 overall and move onto the third round where they will face four-seeded North Carolina tomorrow morning at 10 a.m.
In a hard-fought doubles point, sixth-seeded Florida State snuck away with the point. After the Tigers fell on court one, junior Alex Favrot and senior Robert Dudley stormed to a 6-3 victory on court two. The deciding point came down to court three where the Seminoles prevailed, 6-4.
In singles play Favrot leveled the score at one after he defeated No. 38 Dougaz of Florida State on court one, 7-5, 6-2. The Tigers claimed the lead when Sanon won in straight sets against No. 73 Iradukunda, 6-2, 6-4. The score was made even again, this time at two once the Seminoles were victorious on court three, 7-5, 6-2. Florida State took the 3-2 lead behind a win on court four, 6-3, 6-2. The Seminoles went on to clinch the match with a tight straight-set win on court five, 6-4, 7-5.
The Tigers now look forward to a brand new state of the art tennis facility that is set to break ground this June.
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