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Mar 10, 2019

Tigers Falter vs. No. 23 Penn in Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Clemson men’s tennis team dropped a 4-1 contest against 23rd-ranked Penn on the road in Philadelphia, Pa. on Sunday afternoon. With the loss, the Tigers fell to an even 8-8 on the season, while the Quakers improved to 13-5.

Penn claimed the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3. The Tigers’ duo of Pierre-Louis Dodens and Jacob Jahn picked up a 6-2 victory at No. 2 doubles to improve their record to 8-2 on the season. The Quakers took a 3-0 lead with wins at No. 3 and No. 1 singles, in that order, before Dodens earned his team-best ninth dual singles win, defeating his opponent 6-3, 6-2 at No. 6 singles. Penn clinched the team victory with a win on Court 4 to provide the final margin of 4-1.

Clemson returns home to the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility for two home matches next weekend. The Tigers host Duke on Friday, March 15 at 5 p.m. and North Carolina on Sunday, March 17 at 1 p.m.