BLACKSBURG, VA. – The Clemson men’s tennis team suffered its second straight defeat to a top-15 opponent this weekend, falling to No. 15 Virginia Tech 6-1 Sunday afternoon in Blacksburg. The Tigers are now 9-8 overall and 0-3 in the ACC.
In the doubles portion of competition, Hunter Harrington and Luke Johnson got Clemson off to a good start at No. 1 with an 8-4 win over Virginia Tech’s duo of Andreas Bjerrehus and Amerigo Contini, ranked 64th nationally this week. The Hokies clinched the team doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3.
In singles, Johnson continued his strong play of late, picking up a 6-3, 6-3 win in the No. 6 slot. He improved to 2-0 in singles matches on the weekend with the win. Virginia Tech clinched the match with wins at No. 4, No. 3 and No. 1 singles, in that order. Senior captain Alejandro Augusto fell to Virginia Tech’s Bjerrehus, ranked 40th nationally this week, 7-5, 7-5 after a hard fought match.
Clemson continues it’s four match road trip next weekend at Miami and at No. 24 Florida State. The Tigers and Hurricanes are scheduled to get underway at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 20.
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