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Feb 22, 2019

Clemson Falls to No. 19 Florida State in Tallahassee Friday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Clemson men’s tennis team opened ACC play on Friday on the road against 19th-ranked Florida State, suffering a 4-0 loss to the Seminoles in Tallahassee, Fla. With the loss, the Tigers dropped to 6-5 (0-1 ACC), while Florida State improved to 10-2 (1-0 ACC) with the win.

In doubles play, junior Pierre-Louis Dodens and freshman Jacob Jahn moved up to the No. 1 position for the first time this season, and gave the Seminoles’ top doubles duo a great test, but ultimately fell 6-4. At No. 2 doubles, the Tigers’ team of junior Simon Baudry and sophomore Yizhou Liu won their match by a score of 6-3, leaving the result of the doubles point to Court 3. It was a back-and-forth battle, but the Seminoles were able to clinch the doubles point with a 6-4 victory.

Florida State clinched the match with singles wins at No. 1, No. 4 and No. 5, in that order. When play was abandoned, Liu was leading 6-3, 3-2 on Court 3, while Jahn was in a third set on Court 6, after winning the first 6-1 and dropping the second 6-4.

The Tigers head to Coral Gables, Fla. to take on 35th-ranked Miami on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.