WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Clemson men’s tennis team fell to the #10 Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Sunday afternoon at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex by a score of 7-0. The match against the Demon Deacons was the second straight ACC loss for the Tigers. The Tigers fall to 11-9 overall and 2-3 in the ACC with the loss, while the Demon Deacons improve to 19-4 (4-1 ACC).
“The doubles continue to improve and we are getting stronger against very good opponents. As a team we also learned today that at this level you may only have a handful of points and must be willing to execute in order to win the match. We look forward to a good week of practice and two more great opportunities vs. North Carolina and NC State,” said Head Coach Chuck McCuen.
Clemson dropped the doubles point against Wake Forest. The nation’s 19th-ranked doubles duo, Skander Mansouri and Christian Seraphim, defeated Alex Favrot and Luke Johnson at No. 1, 6-1. On court two, Austin Ansari and Arturo Pinazo were tied 5-5 before falling 5-7, resulting in the clinched point for the Demon Deacons. Robert Dudley and Daffra Sanon were tied 6-6 when doubles play was discontinued. Sanon and Dudley keep their eight-match winning streak and 3-0 ACC record.
In singles play, Wake Forest swept all six singles matches. Senior Luke Johnson faced the #45 singles player in the country, Petros Chrysochos, taking the first set 6-4 before falling 2-6, 0-6. Christian Harris dropped his first set 2-6 but continued to battle in his second set falling in a tiebreak 6-7(2). Alex Favrot fell to #19 Skander Mansouri, 3-6, 5-7, clinching the match for Wake Forest.
Clemson returns to the courts on Friday, March 25 when the Tigers travel to Chapel Hill to take on the #2 North Carolina Tar Heels. The match is set for a 2 p.m. start. Periodic updates will be available via Twitter, @ClemsonMTennis
Clemson 0, #10 Wake Forest 7
Singles1. #19 Skander Mansouri (WF) def. Alex Favrot (CU) 6-3, 7-5 2. #45 Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. Luke Johnson (CU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 3. Romain Bogaerts (WF) def. Daffra Sanon (CU) 6-2, 6-34. Jon Ho (WF) def. Austin Ansari (CU) 7-6(3), 6-05. Dennis Uspensky (WF) def. Robert Dudley (CU) 6-0, 6-46. Christian Seraphim (WF) def. Christian Harris (CU) 6-2, 7-6(2)Order of finish: 5,3,1*,4,6,2
Doubles1. Skander Mansouri/Christian Seraphim (WF) def. #77 Luke Johnson/Alex Favrot (CU) 6-12. Petros Chrysochos/Jon Ho (WF) def. Austin Ansari/Arturo Pinazo (CU) 7-53. Robert Dudley/Daffra Sanon (CU) vs. Dennis Uspensky/Romain Bogaerts (WF) 6-6 unfinishedOrder of finish: 1,2*
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