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Mar 17, 2019

Clemson Overpowered by No. 7 North Carolina on Sunday


CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson men’s tennis team suffered a 4-0 loss against seventh-ranked North Carolina at home on Sunday afternoon. With the loss, the Tigers drop to 8-10 on the season and 1-4 in conference play, while the Tar Heels improve to 9-4 and 3-1 in the ACC.

North Carolina won the doubles point, opening with a 6-1 win on Court 2. At No. 3, the Tigers’ duo of Carlos Kelaidis and Yizhou Liu earned a 6-22 win to force No. 1 doubles to decide the point. The 44th-ranked doubles do of William Blumberg and Blaine Boyden of the Tar Heels edged clinched the point with a 6-2 win over Teodor Giusca and Jacob Jahn.

UNC clinched the match with singles wins at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 5, in that order. When play was abandoned, Jahn was leading 5-2 in the second set after taking the first set 7-5 on Court 6, while Giusca had battled back to take a 5-4 lead in set two on Court 4 after dropping set one, 6-4. Kelaidis was in the third set on Court 3, after winning the first set 6-2 and dropping the second set 6-4.


The Tigers will travel to Blacksburg, Va. to play Virginia Tech on Friday, March 22. First serve is set for 2:30 p.m. against the Hokies at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.