Rome, Ga. — Clemson (8-14, 1-10 ACC) fell, 4-2, to sixth-seeded Virginia Tech (12-8, 6-6 ACC) in the first round of the ACC Tournament. The Hokies advance to face No. 3 North Carolina on Friday.
The Tigers dropped the doubles decision, falling on all three courts. The Hokie lead was extended to 2-0 before No. 111 Teodor Giusca notched a 6-2, 6-3 win at line four to put Clemson on the board. Virginia Tech came within range of victory with a win at line six but Jorge Plans Gonzalez took Court 5, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, to bring the Tigers back within one. Despite the effort, the Hokies won on Court 1 to take the match and advance to the next round of the tournament.