CLEMSON, S.C. — The Tigers (5-5, 1-2 ACC) fell 4-0 on Friday to top-ranked North Carolina (7-0, 1-0 ACC). After a promising start to singles play which saw Clemson win four of six first sets, the Tar Heels stormed back to take the victory and improve to 6-0.
Despite a hard fought-battle that put the Tigers in position to take the doubles point, the Tar Heels’ No. 6 ranked doubles pair held on to win line one 6-3, and ultimately, North Carolina clinched the point on Court 3, 7-5. In singles play, Teodor Giusca came out firing, winning the first set 6-1 over the nation’s no. 55 ranked player, but ultimately dropped his matchup, 6-1, 2-6, 2-6, which clinched the match for the Tar Heels. Carlos Kelaidis, Spencer Whitaker and Jorge Plans Gonzalez also earned first-set victories, though their matches were abandoned.
The Tigers return to the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility on Sunday to take on the Duke Blue Devils. First serve for the match is slated for 1 pm.
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