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Apr 13, 2024

Tigers Top Virginia Tech, Close Out Regular Season at Home

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson officially closed out the regular season by taking down Virginia Tech 5-2, as the Tigers celebrate Ryuhei Azuma, Trey Stinchcomb and Spencer Whitaker on Senior Day. The win marked Clemson’s fourth ACC victory over the 2024 season.

“It was a nice day in Clemson to play our last home match this season and get a win,” Head Coach Brandon Wagner said. “Now it’s time to get some work in before our guys get set to battle in the ACC tournament next Thursday. They are hungry and will be hunting for more success.”

In doubles, the Tigers were electric to start as they dominated on courts one and three. Securing a win first was the No. 89 ranked duo of Max Smith and Noa Vukadin as they took down the No. 63 ranked pairing of Ryan Fishback and Maxine St. Hilaire, 6-3 to tab the first doubles win.

Virginia Tech responded back with a 6-4 win on court two which left the duo of Marko Mesarovic and Matt Pitts with the deciding point. The duo secured an impressive 7-5 victory over Virginia Tech’s Manuel Conclaves and Hugo Maia to help Clemson clinch the doubles point and secure a 1-0 lead.

The Tigers continued to bring the energy in singles with senior Ryuhei Azuma securing the first win of the match on Senior Day. Azuma, who is  No. 104 in singles, topped No. 93 Fishback in a quick two-set victory as he tabbed the win 6-4, 6-0. The senior didn’t allow Fishback a single point in the second set.

Next to finish was Vukadin as he recorded a 6-3, 6-4 win over Virginia Tech’s Michael Shepheard. The victory marked the freshman’s 17th singles win of the season. Fellow freshman, Mesarovic also recorded a 6-3, 6-4 victory over his opponent to secure his 18th singles win in his debut season for the Tigers.

Securing the final win of the day was Stewart Aronson as he secured a comeback victory on court five as the freshman took down Virginia Tech’s Alex Ix 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 to give Clemson the 5-2 victory.

Up next, the Tigers will compete in ACC Championships in Cary, N.C. with matches starting on Wednesday, April 17. For complete coverage of the Clemson men’s tennis team, follow @ClemsonMTennis on Twitter and Instagram.


No. 56 Clemson (13-13), 5 vs No. 61 Virginia Tech (10-10), 2


  1. No. 89 Smith/Vukadin (CU) def. No. 63 Fishback/St. Hilaire (VT), 6-3
  2. Harper/Orso (VT) vs. Abderrahman/Damm (CU), 6-4
  3. Pitts/Mesarovic (CU) def. Goncalves/Maia (VT), 7-5

Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3


  1. No. 104 Ryuhei Azuma (CU) def. No. 93 Ryan Fishback (VT), 6-4, 6-0
  2. Maxime St. Hilaire (VT) def. No. 95 Wissam Abderrhman (CU), 6-0, 1-6, 6-2
  3. Noa Vukadin (CU) def. Michael Shepheard (VT), 6-3, 6-4
  4. Marko Mesarovic (CU) def. Hugo Maia (VT), 6-3, 6-4
  5. Stewart Aronson (CU) def. Alex Ix (VT), 5-7, 6-1, 6-3
  6. Alberto Orso (VT) def. Max Smith (CU), 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2, 4, 6, 5