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No. 22 Clemson Falls to No. 23 Memphis 4-2 in ITA Kickoff Event at Duke

No. 22 Clemson Falls to No. 23 Memphis 4-2 in ITA Kickoff Event at Duke

Durham, N.C. – The 22nd ranked Clemson men’s tennis team fell to No. 23 Memphis 4-2 this morning in the first match of this weekend’s ITA Kickoff Event, hosted by Duke. Clemson fell to 2-1 on the young season while Memphis improved to 1-0. 

Memphis clinched the doubles point in the match when the team of Connor Glennon and Kai Lemke knocked off Clemson’s senior duo of Hunter Harrington and Alejandro Augusto 6-4.

Junior Austin Ansari was a winner at flight three singles in dominating fashion, 6-0, 6-2. Shortly after that match went final, Harrington, ranked 69th nationally, won a hard-fought match against Glennon, ranked 79th nationally, 6-4, 7-5. That win knotted the overall match score at 2. Meanwhile, Augusto played the 23rd ranked player in the nation tough, falling to Memphis’ Andrew Watson 7-5, 6-4. Clemson’s Daffra Sanon fell in three sets at No. 6 singles to provide the final margin. 

Clemson will face either No. 12 Duke or No. 18 Wake Forest tomorrow at 3 p.m. at Duke’s Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center in the ITA Kickoff Consolation Match. Live stats will be available and updates will be posted on Twitter @ClemsonMTennis throughout the match. 

#23 Memphis 4, #22 Clemson 2


  1. #69 Hunter Harrington (CU) def. #79 Connor Glennon (UM) 6-4, 7-5
  2. #23 Andrew Watson (UM) def. Alejandro Augusto (CU) 7-5, 6-4
  3. Austin Ansari (CU) def. Patrick Mayer (UM) 6-0, 6-2
  4. Ryan Peniston (UM)  def. Luke Johnson (CU) 6-0, 6-3
  5. Kai Lemke (UM) vs. Hampton Drake (CU) 4-6, 7-5, 1-2, DNF
  6. Shakeel Manji (UM) def. Daffra Sanon (CU) 6-3, 0-6, 6-4

Order of finish: 3, 4, 1, 2, 6


  1. Connor Glennon/Kai Lemke (UM) def. #60 Hunter Harrington/Alejandro Augusto (CU) 6-4
  2. Andrew Watson/Louis Asser (UM) vs. Christian Harris/Hampton Drake (CU) 5-4, DNF
  3. Patrick Mayer/Ryan Peniston (UM) def. Austin Ansari/Luke Johnson (CU) 6-3

Order of finish: 3,1