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Feb 25, 2021

Men’s Tennis Hosts North Carolina, Duke

Clemson, S.C. — The Clemson men’s tennis team (5-4, 1-1 ACC) returns to home court this weekend when it hosts a pair of conference matches against No. 1 North Carolina (6-0, 0-0 ACC) and Duke (4-4, 0-0 ACC). The Tigers will first take on the Tar Heels on Friday at 2:30 p.m. and then will square off against Duke on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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North Carolina Ranked Players

No. 5 Mac Kinger/Simon Soendergaard
No. 6 William Blumberg/Brian Cernoch

No. 2 William Blumberg
No. 40 Benjamin Sigouin
No. 55 Rinky Hijikata
No. 100 Joshua Peck

Series History:

Last Meeting (March 17, 2019): North Carolina won 4-0 on the road
Series Record: 27-54 overall

Of Note:

  • It marks the 82nd all-time meeting between Clemson and North Carolina
  • Clemson is 2-20 all time against No. 1 ranked programs
  • The last time the Tigers beat a No. 1 team was in 1986 when they defeated Pepperdine, current Head Coach Robbie Weiss was on that Waves team
  • Clemson and North Carolina have faced each other only one other time when either program was ranked No. 1, the Tar Heels won 6-1 at home on Match 25, 2016
  • The last time the Tigers beat North Carolina was on April 7, 2013, 6-1
  • This century, Clemson is 6-20 against North Carolina

Duke Ranked Players

No. 46 Luca Keist/Michael Heller
No. 55 Sean Scully/Garrett Johns

Series History:

Last Meeting (March 15, 2019): Duke won 4-0 on the road
Series Record: 33-45 overall

Of Note:

  • It marks the 79th all-time meeting between the two programs
  • For the first time since 2017, both teams will enter the match unranked
  • The last time Clemson defeated Duke was on April 15, 2016 (4-3)
  • Clemson’s last home win over Duke was on March 24, 2007 (5-2)
  • The Tigers are 3-21 against Duke this century