LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Clemson men’s tennis team completed day two of the Liberty Hidden Dual on Saturday evening. After a long delay due to a power outage, the Tigers registered a doubles win and two singles wins against Old Dominion.
“It was a tough day for both Clemson and Old Dominion with the power outage,” said Head Coach Robbie Weiss. “Old Dominion handled the long delay better than us and give full credit to them. Our energy was below our standard for doubles, and it cost us the point. Jorge played tremendous tennis at #1 and continued his winning ways. Matt Pitts also played very well and was victorious for the second day in a row.”
“Max and Spencer both lost in tough three set matches while Nini improved in his second match back after being out for two years from competition but fell short in his efforts. I could not be happier with Jorge. He is playing inspired tennis and competing at a very high level. Matt is gaining form and building confidence which is great to see. We will get back to work tomorrow morning when we play Penn State and improve on today’s performance.”
The Tigers got out to a bit of a slower start, dropping doubles matches on Courts 1 and 2, but Matt Pitts and Trey Stinchcomb were victorious on Court 3 with a dominant 6-2 win.
Jorge Plans Gonzalez registered his second straight singles win this weekend, cruising to a 6-2, 6-1 win over Old Dominion’s Van Schalkwyk while M. Pitts also won his second straight match on Court 5 by a score of 7-5, 6-4. Spencer Whitaker, Max Smith, Nini Dica and Ethan Silva dropped their matches on their respective courts. Stinchcomb and Tim Pitts also competed for the Tigers.
The Tigers are back in action tomorrow morning as they take on Penn State at 9 a.m. for the final day of the Liberty Hidden Dual.
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