CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson was unable to overcome the nation’s third-ranked men’s tennis team on Sunday afternoon, dropping a 7-0 contest to a very-talented Wake Forest team at the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility. With the loss, the Tigers’ are now 8-13 (1-7 ACC), while the Demon Deacons improved to 24-3 and moved to 10-0, remaining undefeated in conference play.
Wake Forest’s 26th-ranked doubles duo defeated the Tigers at No. 2 doubles, and the Demon Deacons went on to win at No. 3 to claim the doubles point. When doubles play was halted, Simon Baudry and Yizhou Liu were in a tight battle on Court 1, trailing 3-4. The Demon Deacons won the six singles matches, with the help of three ranked players. Liu played very well against 22nd-ranked Bar Botzer at No. 2, winning the first set 6-3, before ultimately falling in a third-set super tiebreaker (6-3, 2-6, 1-0(3)).
UP NEXTThe Tigers play their final two home matches next weekend, on Friday, April 5 and Sunday, April 7. On April 5, Clemson hosts Louisville in a 5 p.m. contest, and on April 7, the Tigers host No. 23 NC State in a 1 p.m. match that will be Senior Day at the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility.