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Feb 07, 2020

Clemson Fights Back, Defeats Princeton 4-3

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Clemson, S.C. — Clemson men’s tennis team completed a comeback victory over the Princeton Tigers on Friday night inside Duckworth Family Tennis Center, taking the match, 4-3. At one point, Clemson (5-2) trailed Princeton (4-2) 3-1 with three matches left to play in singles action.

Clemson dropped the doubles point, but the pair of Carlos Kelaidis and Teodor Giusca picked up a match win on court three, 6-1.

Princeton added to its lead, taking the first singles match on court two. Jacob Jahn got the Tigers on the board, winning on court five (6-3, 6-1). Princeton opened back up its lead with a win on court three, making it a 3-1 match.

Gabriel Diaz Freire (7-6(5), 6-4) and Pierre-Louis Dodens (7-6(3), 7-5) both picked up match wins and the teams were deadlocked at 3-3.

Kelaidis battled back-and-forth with Princeton’s Will Peters, before eventually clinched the match in the third set on court four, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.

Clemson will be back in action on Sunday afternoon inside Duckworth Family Tennis Center as Georgia State comes into town. First serve is set for 1 p.m.