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Sep 20, 2019

Tigers Off to Strong Start at Mercer Invitational

Macon, Ga. – The Clemson men’s tennis squad came out strong on day one of the Mercer Invitational to earn a combined 6-1 record in singles as senior Pierre-Louis Dodens and sophomore Jacob Jahn each emerged with 2-0 marks.

Competing in Singles Flight A, Dodens took his first-round matchup against Kennesaw State’s Seru Tezuka 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, followed by a 6-3, 6-4 win in the round of 16 over Marcelo Tebet of Florida Gulf Coast. Jahn, who also competed in Singles Flight A, picked up victories over Yavan Lambros of Florida Atlantic and Murphy McCullough of Georgia Southern 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 and 6-2, 7-6 (2), respectively.

After receiving an opening-round bye in Singles Flight B, sophomore Mike Agee went on to defeat Stetson’s Christian Mills, 7-5, 7-5. Meanwhile, senior Carlos Kelaidis went 1-1 on the day, besting KSU’s Mritunjay Bodala 7-6 (2), 6-2 but falling in the round of 16 to Florida Gulf Coast’s Felipe Ramirez 3-6, 6-0, 6-2.

Dodens, Jahn and Agee will each compete in quarterfinal events for their respective singles flights tomorrow morning. In addition, all four Tigers are set to participate in consolation doubles action in the afternoon.

Day One Results:

Carlos Kelaidis def. Mritunjay Bodala (Kennesaw State) – 7-6 (2), 6-1

Felipe Ramirez (Florida Gulf Coast) def. Carlos Kelaidis – 3-6, 6-0, 6-2

Jacob Jahn def. Yovan Lambros (Florida Atlantic) – 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

Jacob Jahn def. Murphy McCullough (Georgia Southern) – 6-2, 7-6(2)

Pierre-Louis Dodens def. Seru Tezuka (Kennesaw State) – 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Pierre-Louis Dodens def. Marcelo Tebet (Florida Gulf Coast) – 6-3, 6-4

Mike Agee def. Christian Mills (Stetson) – 7-5, 7-5


Badola/Tezuka (Kennesaw State) def. Dodens/Jahn – 6-2

Ramirez/Bradford (Florida Gulf Coast) def. Agee/Kelaidis – 6-2

Saturday's Schedule:

8:30 am – (Flight A Quarterfinals) Pierre-Louis Dodens vs. Alexandros Roumpis (Georgia Southern)

8:30 am – (Flight A Quarterfinals) Jacob Jahn vs. Bryan Triana (Kennesaw State)

8:30 am – (Flight B Quarterfinals) Mike Agee vs. David Georgadze (Mercer)


4:00 pm – Agee/Kelaidis vs. Bonfim/Miralles Miro (Winthrop)

4:00 pm – Jahn/Dodens vs. Sanchez/Hamel (Stetson)