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Mar 15, 2019

Clemson Falls to No. 44 Duke on Friday


CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson men’s tennis team dropped a 4-0 contest against 44th-ranked Duke at home on Friday evening. With the loss, the Tigers fell to 8-9 on the season and 1-3 in conference play, while the Blue Devils improve to 7-8 and 1-3 in the ACC.

All three doubles matches were close, but the Blue Devils came out on top 6-4 on Court 3 and 6-3 on Court 1 to claim the doubles point. When play was abandoned, the Tigers’ duo of Pierre-Louis Dodens and Jacob Jahn were tied 6-6 at the No. 2 doubles position.

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

Photos by Melina Alberti


The Tigers play host to seventh-ranked North Carolina on Sunday, March 17. First serve is set for 1 p.m. against the Tar Heels at the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility.