CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson men’s tennis team fell on Friday afternoon to a solid Georgia team at Duckworth Family Tennis Center in the first day of the Clemson Hidden Dual. Both teams split doubles with Jorge Plans Gonzalez/Max Smith and Matt Pitts/Andrew Puscas registering wins for the Tigers.
Teodor Giusca, Spencer Whitaker and Max Smith earned wins on their respective courts, building on some momentum from the past few fall tournaments, but their wins weren’t enough as Georgia pulled out the victory.
“I thought the boys did well tonight,” said Head Coach Robbie Weiss. “We had some opportunities on a few courts which we did not capitalize on but also came up big on a few courts with some gutsy performances from Spencer and Max. Nini Dica played his first match in over a year after tearing his ACL. It has been a long road of recovery for Nini, and I was really happy to see him on court competing again. Georgia is a very good team, and we were not far off from a tennis standpoint. We will get back to work tomorrow, and I look forward to seeing the boys compete.”
Clemson will return to action tomorrow at Duckworth Family Tennis Center at 2:30 p.m. to take on VCU/Yale.
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Grevelius/Croyder def. Azuma/Giusca 6-3
Stewart/Henning def. Whitaker/Dica 6-4
Plans Gonzalez/Smith def. Johnston/Pena 6-4
M. Pitts/Puscas def. Paulsell/Debru 7-5
Teodor Giusca def. Blake Croyder 7-6 (5), 6-2
Philip Henning def. Ryuhei Azuma 7-5, 6-2
Hamish Stewart def. Jorge Plans Gonzalez 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Spencer Whitaker def. Erik Grevelius 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Miguel Perez Pena def. Nini Dica 7-6 (4), 6-0
Thomas Paulsell def. M. Pitts 6-3, 6-4
Max Smith def. Britton Johnston 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Mathis Debru def. Daniel Labrador 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Matisse Bobichon (VCU) def. Andrew Puscas (6-4, 6-0)