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Apr 21, 2021

Men’s Tennis I ACC Tournament Central

ACC Tournament Round 1

🐾 No. 11 Clemson (8-13, 1-10 ACC) vs. No. 6 Virginia Tech (11-8, 6-6 ACC)

📍 Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center Bank 1)

🗓 Thursday, April 22, 2021 • 5 p.m.

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Tigers Face Virginia Tech In Opening Round of ACC Tournament

Rome, Ga. — No. 11 Clemson (10-13, 2-10 ACC) and No. 6 Virginia Tech (11-8, 6-6 ACC) are set to square off for just the second time in conference tournament history on Thursday when they go toe-to-toe in the first round of the ACC Tournament. First serve for the match is slated for 6 p.m at the Rome Tennis Center in Rome, Ga. The winner of the match advances to face third-seeded North Carolina at 5 p.m. on Friday.

The Tigers enter the tournament after three consecutive wins over No. 43 Liberty, Boston College and UNC Wilmington. No. 111 Teodor Giusca has won five straight singles matches heading into tomorrow’s contest, going 6-4 over the last 10. Additionally, Jorge Plans Gonzalez and Spencer Whitaker both hold four match win streaks in singles.

In its last ACC Tournament appearance in 2019, Clemson made it to the second round after playing in the No. 12 vs. No. 13 match as the 12 seed. The Tigers were ultimately stopped in a 0-4 decision to fifth-seeded Miami. The last time Clemson won as the 11 seed in the conference tournament was in 2015 when it beat No. 6 Louisville, 4-3. Earlier this season, the Tigers fell to Virginia Tech, 0-4.

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Clemson Ranked Players

No. 44 Ryuhei Azuma/Jacob Jahn
No. 47 Teodor Giusca/Yizhou Liu

No. 111 Teodor Giusca
No. 118 Carlos Kelaidis

Virginia Tech Ranked Players

No. 35 Jordon Chrysostom/Ryan Fishback
No. 61 Alexandre Ribeiro/Jordon Chrysostom

No. 72 Alexandre Ribeiro
No. 118 Matthis Ross

Series History:

Last Meeting (March 12, 2021): Virginia Tech won 4-0 at home
Series Record: 11-12 overall, 0-1 ACC Tournament

Of Note:

  • It marks the 24th all time meeting between Clemson and Virginia Tech and just the second all-time meeting the two programs in the conference tournament
  • The last time Clemson and Virginia Tech met in the ACC Tournament was in 2008, the Hokies won 4-3 in the first round as the fifth seed
  • Earlier this season, Virginia Tech defeated Clemson, 4-0, at home