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Feb 09, 2020

Tigers Stun Georgia State, 4-3

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Clemson, S.C. — The Clemson men’s tennis team (6-2) pulled out its second come-from-behind victory of the weekend, downing Georgia State 4-3 on Sunday afternoon. It marks the third time this season that the Tigers earned a victory over a team with individually ranked singles and or doubles players.

The Tigers took the doubles point as Carlos Kelaidis/Teodor Giusca won court three, 6-3, while Jacob Jahn/Mike Agee notched a 6-4 victory on court two. Clemson managed to tally another point after Giusca’s 6-4, 6-3 victory at line three. Despite this, the Panther rallied to a 3-2 lead before Carlos Kelaidis battled back from a first-set loss to take his match 1-6, 6-4, 6-0. Down 4-1 in the third set, Pierre-Louis Dodens eliminated Georgia State’s Bailey Showers’ lead, and ultimately took control at 5-4. Dodens dropped the next game before prevailing 7-5 in the final set to clinch the victory for the Tigers.

Of Note: 

  • In his first appearance for Clemson this season, Mike Agee earned a win at line two doubles to help secure the point for the Tigers.
  • Pierre-Louis Dodens is now on an 11 match win streak. The last time the senior lost a match was on Nov. 8, 2019.
  • Individually, the Tigers are 91-61 overall in singles play and 40-31 in doubles action.
  • It marks the fourth consecutive season the the Tigers have started off with a 6-2 record or better.

Up Next: The Tigers will take next weekend off and will return to The Duckworth Family Tennis Facility to open ACC action against Miami on Feb. 21 at 5 p.m.

Clemson Athletics photos by Daniel Brandalise