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Sep 19, 2019

Men’s Tennis to Open Fall Schedule at Mercer Invitational

Clemson, S.C. — The Tigers men’s tennis team is set to open their fall schedule on Friday at the Mercer Invitational. The trip marks the beginning of a new era for Tigers men’s tennis as Head Coach Robbie Weiss takes the reigns for the first time at Clemson. Competition is set to take place from Friday, September 20th to Sunday September 22nd and will be played at the Leroy Peddy Tennis Center in Macon, Georgia.

Four Tigers will head down to the Peach State including seniors Carlos Kelaidis and Pierre-Louis Dodens and sophomores Mike Agee and Jacob Jahn. While in Macon, Clemson will have the opportunity to face opponents from Alabama State, Florida Atlantic, Florida Gulf Coast, Georgia Southern, Mercer, Kennesaw State, UNC Wilmington, Stetson, Troy and Winthrop. As a team, the Tigers are a combined 6-2 all-time against its competition in Macon with its only losses coming against Mercer. Clemson men’s tennis has never competed against Alabama State, Florida Gulf Coast, Kennesaw State or Stetson as a team in its history.

Weekend Schedule:

Friday:

8:30 am – Carlos Kelaidis vs. Miha Velicki (Winthrop University)

11:30 am – Jacob Jahn vs. Muphy McCullough (Georgia Southern)

12:00 pm – Pierre-Louis Dodens vs. Abhimanyu Vannemreddy (Winthrop)

TBA – (2nd Round) Mike Agee vs. TBA

5:30 pm – Agee/Kelaidis vs Andre/Rodriguez (Alabama State)

5:30 pm – (2nd round) Jahn/Dodens vs. TBA

Saturday

8:30 am – (Flight A Quarterfinals) Pierre-Louis Dodens vs. Alexandros Roumpis (Georgia Southern)

8:30 am – (Flight A Quarterfinals) Jacob Jahn vs. Bryan Triana (Kennesaw State)

8:30 am – (Flight B Quarterfinals) Mike Agee vs. David Georgadze (Mercer)

4:00 pm – Agee/Kelaidis vs. Bonfim/Miralles Miro (Winthrop)

4:00 pm – Jahn/Dodens vs. Sanchez/Hamel (Stetson)

Sunday events TBA

Team Notes

Florida Atlantic

  • All Time: 2-0 with both wins coming on the road
  • Last meeting (March 18, 2011): Clemson won 4-3 at Florida Atlantic

Georgia Southern:

  • All Time: 1-1 overall, 1-0 at home, 0-1 neutral site
  • Last meeting (January 14, 2017): Clemson won 4-3 at home

Mercer

  • All Time: 4-3 overall, 3-1 at home, 1-1 neutral site
  • Last meeting (January 16, 2016): Bears won 4-3 in Charlotte, N.C.

UNC Wilmington

  • All Time: 2-0 overall with both wins earned on home court
  • Last meeting (February 8, 2014): Clemson won 4-0 at home

Winthrop:

  • All Time: 8-0 overall, 5-0 at home, 3-0 neutral site
  • Last meeting (January 21, 2017): Clemson won 4-0 at a neutral site

*Note: Clemson has never competed against Alabama State, Florida Gulf Coast, Kennesaw State and Stetson as a team.

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