Men's Tennis
Clemson Concludes Day One at Southern Intercollegiate Championships in Athens, GA
By: Clemson Athletic Communications  
Release:  09/14/2013

ATHENS, GA—Clemson’s Hunter Harrington and Austin Ansari both advanced to the second round of the First Flight Division of the Southern Intercollegiate Men’s Tennis Championships at Athens, GA Friday.

Harrington, seeded fifth in the tournament, defeated Crescente Lesser of the College of Charleston 6-3, 6-4.   Ansari defeated Jaan Kononov of Armstrong 6-3, 6-4.  

In the second flight of the tournament, Luke Johnson of Clemson defeated Paul Polarczyk of South Florida 6-3, 6-4.   Daniel Strawn defeated Jesse Flores of Central Florida 6-1, 7-5.  

In Flight One Doubles, Harrington and Strawn defeated Jorge Azuero and Shea Thomas of Liberty 8-6.    The Tigers’ Dominique Maden and Luke Johnson defeated Everth Dzib and Paul Polarczyk of South Florida 8-2.  Both Clemson teams will play in round of 16 action today.

The tournament will continue on Saturday.    Clemson’s results in the tournament follow:

Southern Intercollegiate Championships

Friday, Sept. 13

Division I Singles
Round of 64
Fabian Groetsch, Barry def. Dominique Maden, Clemson, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Rhys Johnson, Vandy def. Alejandro Augusto Bueno, Clemson, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4
Austin Ansari, Clemson def. Jaan Kononov, Armstrong, 6-3, 6-4
[5] Hunter Harrington, Clemson def. Crescente Lesser, CofC, 6-3, 6-4

Division II Singles
Round of 64
Luke Johnson, Clemson def. Paul Polarczyk, USF, 6-3, 6-4
Daniel Strawn, Clemson def. Jesse Flores, UCF, 6-1, 7-5
Chris Helliar, UAB def. Robert Dudley, Clemson, 6-1, 6-1

Division III Singles
Round of 64
Guillem Secanell, Liberty def. Ryan McMullan, Clemson, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0
Brent Lett, Clemson def. Saxon Buehning, Alabama, 6-2, 6-3

Round of 32
Christian Harris, Clemson def. Umberto Setter, ETSU, 6-1, 6-2
Fernando Sala Sanchez, Clemson def. Sean Bacha, FAU, 6-4, 6-1
Brent Lett, Clemson def. Donovan McSeveny, UAB, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1

Division I Doubles
Round of 64
Francesc Aulina/Jesse Flores, UCF def. Austin Ansari/Alejandro Bueno, Clemson, 8-6

Round of 32
Hunter Harrington/Daniel Strawn, Clemson def. Jorge Azuero/Shea Thomas, Liberty, 8-6
Luke Johnson/Dominique Maden, Clemson def. Everth Dzib/Paul Polarczyk, USF, 8-2

Division II Doubles
Round of 32
Robert Dudley/Fernando Sala Sanchez, Clemson def. Inaki Espindola/Jose Sangroniz, UCF, 8-6
Juan Pablo Boada/Yuta Hirokawa, Winthrop def. Brent Lett/Christian Harris, Clemson, 8-5

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