DURHAM, N.C. – The 22nd-ranked Clemson men’s tennis team is in Durham, N.C. this weekend for the annual ITA Kickoff event. The Tigers face No. 23 Memphis at 10 a.m. on Friday, followed by either No. 12 Duke or No. 18 Wake Forest on Saturday, depending on Friday’s results. Live stats will be available on GoDuke.com, and updates will also be provided via @ClemsonMTennis on Twitter. Video streaming is available for select matches.
Clemson got the spring season underway last weekend with a pair of 7-0 wins over Winthrop and Davidson at Davidson. Senior captain Hunter Harrington, ranked as the 69th best singles player in the nation, won his only singles match last weekend. The doubles team of Harrington and fellow senior and captain Alejandro Augusto, ranked as the 60th best duo in the nation, split a pair of matches last weekend.
Scouting Memphis The Tigers are ranked 23rd nationally and boast a pair of ranked singles players. Andrew Watson is ranked 23rd by the ITA and Connor Glennon is tabbed 79th. Last weekend at the Illini Invitational in Fort Myers, Fla., Glennon knocked off a pair of ranked opponents in singles play.
The two Tigers have met only once before, during the 1979 season. Memphis was victorious 6-3.
Scouting DukeThe Blue Devils are ranked 12th nationally this week after two wins over Michigan State and Kentucky. Duke knocked off the 62nd-ranked Spartans 7-0 and rolled past the 19th-ranked Wildcats 5-2. Duke boasts four singles players ranked among the top 103 in the nation.
Duke leads the all-time series between the Blue Devils and Clemson, 41-28. Duke has won the last seven matches in the series, which started in 1956.
Scouting Wake ForestThe Demon Deacons are ranked 18th nationally this week after beginning their spring season with two 7-2 wins over Charlotte and East Tennessee State last weekend. Wake Forest boasts three ranked singles players, all of whom have won every match they’ve played this spring.
Clemson leads the all-time series with the Demon Deacons 43-29. Wake Forest has bested Clemson in the last three consecutive matches between the two programs.
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