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Tigers Face 49ers for the First Time Since 1999

Tigers Face 49ers for the First Time Since 1999

Who: Clemson Tigers (1-0) vs. Charlotte 49ers (2-2)
When: Sunday, Jan. 21 at 4 p.m.
Where: Lifetime Fitness, Onyx Premier Club (Charlotte, N.C.) 
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Clemson Notes:

– The Tigers (1-0) opened the 2018 season on Jan. 13 with a win over Presbyterian College (6-1) at Furman’s Michel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.

– Two Tigers are ranked in the ITA singles rankings released on Nov. 15., 2017. Alex Favrotis 47th and sophomore transfer Simon Baudry is 91st. The two teamed up and advanced to the Round of 16 at the Oracle ITA Fall National Championship.

– Freshman, Yizhou Liu earned a win at No. 5 singles in his collegiate debut.

– Clemson’s 2018 roster is made up of two seniors (Favrot and Sam Edwards), one junior (Reed Rabideau), three sophomores (Baudry, Carlos Kelaidis and Marshall Dagostine) and four freshmen, (Liu, Beau Pelletier, Wes Quattlebaum and William Van Gelderen).

Scouting Charlotte

– The 49ers are coming off of the first two victories of the 2018 season, defeating Gardner-Webb (7-0) and UNCG (5-2) on Friday.

– Oriol Puig Forne leads the team with 12 singles wins as he enters the match having won nine of his last 12 matches.

– The Tigers lead the all-time series 15-3. Clemson swept Charlotte 7-0 the last time the two teams met in 1999.

Alex Favrot (Clemson) – 47th
Simon Baudry (Clemson) – 91st

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