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Mar 06, 2022

Tigers Drop Match to Notre Dame Sunday Afternoon

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Clemson Tigers (6-5, 0-2 ACC) dropped its final match of this weekend’s doubleheader on Sunday afternoon against Notre Dame, (10-4, 2-0 ACC) 4-1 at the Courtney Tennis Center. 

The Fighting Irish took control early in doubles as they claimed a victory on Court 3. Shortly after, Notre Dame’s Malkowski and Fu clinched the doubles point on Court 1 by a score of 6-3, giving Notre Dame the early advantage. 

Notre Dame picked up its first singles victory on Court 5 as Conklin won 6-1, 6-4. The Tigers quickly rebounded as freshman Max Smith secured the victory on Court 6 by a score of 6-3, 6-4, but it was not enough as wins on Courts 4 and 1 clinched the match for the Fighting Irish.

Up next, the Tigers will return home to Duckworth Family Tennis Facility for a doubleheader on Saturday, March 12. Clemson will take on UNCW at noon and The Citadel at 5:00 p.m. 

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  1. Che/Nefve (ND) def. No. 22 Azuma/Giusca (CU) 6-3
  2. Whitaker/Smith (CU) vs. Conklin/Halpin (ND) 4-5, unfinished
  3. Malkowski/Fu (ND) def. Labrador/M. Pitts (CU) 6-4


  1. No. 95 Nefve (ND) def. Azuma (CU) 6-5, 6-2 
  2. Giusca (CU) vs. Vashistha (ND) 3-6, 6-1, 0-0 
  3. Whitaker (CU) vs. Che (ND) 4-6, 5-6
  4. Fu (ND) def. M. Pitts (CU) 6-3, 6-4
  5. Conklin (ND) def. Labrador (CU) 6-1, 6-4
  6. Smith (CU) def. Bilsey (ND) 6-3, 6-4