CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson men’s tennis team travels to Notre Dame and Boston College this weekend for a pair of ACC matches. The Tigers meet Notre Dame at 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday in South Bend, then head to Boston College on Sunday. That match will begin at 1 p.m. if played outdoors or at 5 p.m. if played indoors. Live scoring is available at Notre Dame, and live video will be available if the teams play indoors. No live scoring is available at Boston College. Updates will be provided throughout the weekend via @ClemsonMTennis on Twitter.
Clemson is coming off a pair of losses last weekend to No. 34 NC State and No. 12 Wake Forest. The Tigers are 10-13 and 1-8 in ACC play on the season. Freshman Hampton Drake has won two-straight matches after defeating his singles opponents from NC State and Wake Forest last weekend. Junior Luke Johnson is 8-2 in his last 10 singles matches. The doubles duo of senior captains Hunter Harrington and Alejandro Augusto re-entered the ITA national rankings this week at No. 58.
Scouting Notre DameThe Fighting Irish are ranked 38th in this week’s ITA poll. Notre Dame is 12-9 overall this season and 4-5 in ACC play. They have lost their last two matches, but have won four of six matches since March 22. The two losses came to Duke and North Carolina, ranked No. 6 and No. 16 in this week’s poll, respectively.
The Irish boast a pair of ranked doubles duos this week. The team of Alex Lawson and Billy Pecor is ranked 12th nationally, while the duo of Eddy Covalschi and Josh Hagar is ranked 27th. In singles, Quentin Monaghan is currently the 10th-ranked player in the nation.
Clemson and Notre Dame met twice last season, the first-ever matches between the two programs. The Irish visited Clemson on March 21 and left with a 5-2 win. The two teams met again in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament on April 25, resulting in a 4-2 win for the Irish.
Scouting Boston CollegeThe Eagles are 7-13 overall this season and 0-8 in ACC play. Most recently, Boston College lost to Duke 7-0 in Durham last weekend. Prior to facing Clemson on Sunday, the Eagles host Louisville Friday afternoon.
The Tigers and Boston College met twice last season, both of which were Clemson wins. On March 23, Clemson swept the Eagles 7-0 at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. The two programs met again on April 24 in the first round of the ACC Tournament, a 4-0 Clemson win. The Tigers lead the overall series 13-1, and have a 5-0 record in matches played in Boston.
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