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Nov 19, 2020

Men’s Tennis Inks a Pair of Signees

Clemson, S.C. — The Clemson men’s tennis team has signed Matthew Pitts and Maxwell Smith to their 2021 signing class, as announced by Robbie Weiss on Thursday afternoon.  Pitts is set to join the Tigers this spring while Smith will arrive on campus in the fall of 2021.

Matthew Pitts

Hometown: Greer, S.C.
High School: Laurel Springs (Online)
Club: Randy Pate Tennis Academy

  • Ranked as high as No. 35 in the 2021 recruiting class
  • Five-star tennis recruit according to
  • No. 1 singles player in the southern section in 2018
  • Earned the bronze ball in doubles at the 2019 National Clay Courts Championship
  • 2020 Winter Southerns doubles champion
  • Qualified for the 2018 Boys 16s Orange Bowl
  • 2019 National Doubles Sportsmanship Award recipient

From Head Coach Robbie Weiss:

“Matthew is a fantastic person, hard worker, humble and smart in addition to being an excellent tennis player. He will play a big role for the Tigers as we look to achieve our goal of becoming one of the best teams in the country. I am so thrilled that Matthew chose Clemson and will carry on the legacy of his family who have played for the Tigers. I can’t wait for Matthew to arrive on campus and work with him every day. The program is very lucky to have Matthew on board.”

Maxwell Smith

Hometown: Daniel Island, S.C.
High School: South Carolina Connections Academy
Club: Randy Pate Tennis Academy

  • Top-20 in national 18s singles rankings
  • Finished top-25 in the country in 16s singles rankings.
  • Ranked No. 1 in nation in doubles at the end of his 16 career
  • Five-star recruit according to
  • Boys 16s Clay Court National Doubles Champion
  • Boys 16s Winter Nationals Doubles 3rd Place
  • 2020 Winter Southerns doubles champion
  • ITF J4 Doubles Champion

From Head Coach Robbie Weiss:

“Max brings skills with him that very few junior players have which is the ability to volley well and play an aggressive, attacking-style game. He is also one of the best doubles players in the US which is another great asset. Max is an incredibly nice young man who is passionate about tennis and wants to be a great player. I feel privileged and honored that Max chose Clemson and truly can’t wait for him to get started in the Fall of 2021.”

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