Clemson, S.C. – Three months, six tournaments and 156 total matches later, the Clemson men’s tennis program wrapped up its fall season on November 10th at the Wake Forest Invitational. The Tigers finish the fall with a combined record of 65-44 in singles and 25-22 in doubles.
A pair of Tigers concluded the tournament season with double-digit marks in the singles wins column. Jacob Jahn notched 14 victories in 16 appearances, which included a seven-match win streak to close out the fall. During that span, Jahn dropped just one set and in his final match of the season, the sophomore was crowned the champion of the B singles flight.
After a 1-1 start to the season, Carlos Kelaidis also went on seven-match win streak that spanned from the end of September to the middle of October. The senior the fall with a 10-3 record.
In doubles, Gabriel Diaz Friere and Yizhou Liu looked impressive, posting 10-4 marks. During the height of the season, the pair notched five victories in a row, which included wins over opponents from ACC foes Miami and Georgia Tech.
Additionally, two Tigers made their debuts this fall as junior Jaxon Wiley and freshman Tim Pitts made 15 and eight appearances, respectively.
“As the Fall season concludes, I am immensely proud of how the team has performed, worked and improved from the time we started in late August. Matt Walters and I are very demanding in terms of the team brining max effort to every match, practice, fitness session and academics. I commend them for doing a fantastic job throughout the fall to meet the standard we have set for them here at Clemson. We are creating a new culture where we hold each player accountable for everything they do throughout the day and ask them to bring their very best to the courts and classroom.
Each player has been very receptive to the coaching and ideas we have shared with them and their hard work is starting to pay off. There has been little resistance to the changes we are making in their games both technically and tactically which has allowed them to grow as players.
The team had some solid results throughout the fall and continually improved as they implemented the work we focused on in practice. The team grew as a unit and are forming a great bond which is critical to the success we are looking for in the Spring.
Looking ahead to the Spring season, I could not be more excited to get started and compete against some very tough teams. The Clemson men’s tennis program is definitely on the right track and we can’t wait to see the hard work pay off.”
The Tigers are set to open the spring schedule on January 18th when they play host to Furman and Wofford. For full spring schedule click here.