CLEMSON, S.C. – The Tigers displayed a dominant performance at Duckworth Family Tennis Center on Friday night to take down Mississippi State, 4-1. Clemson secured the doubles point as Ryuhei Azuma and Spencer Whitaker picked up a 7-6 win on Court 1 while Teodor Giusca and Andrew Puscas won on Court 2 with a score of 6-3.
The Tigers didn’t step off the breaks heading into singles as Daniel Labrador, Teodor Giusca, Ryuhei Azuma and Jorge Plans Gonzalez all picked up wins on their respective courts to finalize the match.
“I am beyond proud of the boys tonight,” said Head Coach Robbie Weiss. “We showed a lot of toughness and resilience. To win four of five against Mississippi State is something to be really proud of. They have been putting in the work, and we are seeing some real tangible improvements. We still have tough matches against Indiana and Liberty so we need to get back to work. Excited to see how far this crew can go this year.”
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Azuma/Whitaker def. Carles Hernandez/Alberto Colas (Mississippi State) 7-6
Giusca/Puscas def. Gregor Ramskogler/Davide Tortora (Mississippi State) 6-3
Teodor Giusca def. Carles Hernandez (Mississippi State) 6-4, 6-2
Ryuhei Azuma def. Gregor Ramskogler (Mississippi State) 6-4, 6-2
Jorge Plans Gonzalez def. Davide Tortora (Mississippi State) 2-6, 7-6, 7-5
Alberto Colas (Mississippi State) def. Spencer Whitaker 6-2, 6-7, 6-1
Daniel Labrador def. Seth Richey (Mississippi State) 6-2, 6-2
Andrew Puscas def. Jagger Taylor (Indiana) 6-2, 6-4
Matt Pitts def. Mac Rogers (Indiana) 6-3, 6-1
Max Smith def. Omar El Kadi (Liberty) 7-5, 6-2
Yizhou Liu def. Nishanth Basavreddy (Indiana) 6-1, 6-1