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Apr 09, 2023

Tigers Fight, Fall to Louisville on Senior Day

CLEMSON, S.C. –  The Clemson men’s tennis team (10-12, 1-9 ACC) put up a fight against Louisville (14-9, 5-6 ACC) and would see two ranked singles wins on Sunday afternoon but were unable to secure the win, dropping the match, 4-2.

Ryuhei Azuma and Spencer Whitaker played efficient tennis on Court 1, winning in 6-3 fashion, but the Tigers couldn’t register victories on Courts 2 and 3, narrowly dropping the doubles point.

The Cardinals extended their lead in singles play as Louisville’s Salle recorded a 6-2, 6-4 win on Court 3. Azuma continued to impress this afternoon, defeating No. 72 Rodrigues, 6-4, 6-1 for a solid ranked win. Louisville would counter with another win of their own on Court 6 before Plans Gonzalez registered his highest ranked win of the season, dominating against No. 26 Donnet, 7-5, 6-2 to bring the score to 3-2. Trey Stinchcomb would fight on Court 5 but would eventually fall 7-5, 6-3 for a 4-2 Louisville win. The match on Court 4 would go unfinished.

Up next, the Tigers will head north to play Virginia on Friday, April 14 at 5 p.m. before taking on Virginia Tech on Sunday, April 16 at 12:30 p.m.

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