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Sep 28, 2019

Diaz Freire Advances to Southern Intercollegiate Championship Title Match

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Athens, Ga. – Following the second day of play at the Southern Intercollegiate Championship on Saturday, Gabriel Diaz Freire earned his third singles victory of the tournament to advance to the White Singles Draw title match. The senior will take on Pablo Schelcher of Georgia Tech at 9:30 am on Sunday.

Diaz Freire, in his first full season with the Tigers after transferring to the program in 2018, pulled out a pair of straight-set victories over Georgia Tech’s Keshav Chopra and Texas’ Jacob Bullard to advance to the championship round. With the wins, Diaz Freire improves to 3-0 in singles on the season.

Teodor Giusca also notched a victory for the Tigers after Britton Johnston of Georgia was forced to retire in the second set of the White Singles Draw consolation match.

All four of Clemson’s athletes will wrap up play tomorrow beginning at 9:30 am.

Today's Results:

Doubles

Liu/Diaz Freire def. Johnston/Phillips – 6-4

Horve/Bancila def. Giusca/Vialmin – 6-3

Singles

Matteo Reyes (Georgia) def. Yizhou Liu – 7-5, 6-1

Gabriel Diaz Freire def. Keshav Chopra (Georgia Tech) – 6-4, 6-2

Gabriel Diaz Freire def. Jacob Bullard (Texas) – 6-3, 6-3

Chris Yun (Georgia Tech) def. Teodor Giusca – 6-4, 6-4

Teodor Giusca def. Britton Johnston (Georgia) – 2-6, 2-0 (retired)

Eshan Talluri (Texas) def. Matteo Vialmin – 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 (5)

Sunday's Schedule:

9:30 am Yizhou Liu vs. Lucas Horve (Illinois)

9:30  am Gabriel Diaz Freire vs. Pablo Schelcher (Georgia Tech)

10:30 am Matteo Vialmin vs. Stephen Madonia (Miami)

TBA Liu/Freire vs. Bullard/McDonald (Texas)

TBA Teodor Giusca vs. Keshav Chopra (Georgia Tech)

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