Men's Tennis
#21 Clemson Defeats #60 Princeton 4-3
By: Clemson Athletic Communications  
Release:  02/21/2014

CLEMSON, SC - Alejandro Augusto defeated Thomas Colautti at number-three singles in clinching the match and leading #21 Clemson to a 4-3 victory over Princeton in the first round at the Blue-Gray Men’s national Tennis Classic in Montgomery, AL Friday evening.

Clemson is now 11-1 overall, while Princeton falls to 6-2 this season. The Tigers are off to their best start since the 2010 team won 15 straight matches to start the season. The Tigers play Boise State tomorrow in the semifinals of the event.

Princeton won the doubles point to take a 1-0 advantage in the match. From this point, Clemson won three straight singles matches to take a 3-1 lead. Austin Ansari of Clemson defeated his opponent Joshua Yablon 6-4, 6-2 at number-four singles. Ansari is now 10-4 on the year in singles play. At number-two singles, Clemson’s Dominique Maden won in straight sets over Alexander Day 6-5, 6-1. Maden now has an 8-5 mark in singles.

At number five singles, Clemson’s Luke Johnson defeated Augie Bloom 6-3, 6-4. Johnson is 11-3 overall and 9-0 in dual matches this year.

Princeton came back and tied the match score 3-3 as they won the next two matches. At number-six singles, Dan Davies won over Clemson’s Robert Dudley 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. Zach McCourt defeated Hunter Harrington of Clemson 6-4, 4-6, 6-5 at number-one singles.

Augusto then clinched the match for Clemson with his 6-4, 4-6, 6-5 victory over Colautti. Augusto is 9-5 overall and 6-1 in dual-match play this year.

#21 Clemson 4, #60 Princeton 3

1. Zach McCourt (P) d. Hunter Harrington (CU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-5
2. Dominique Maden (CU) d. Alexander Day (P) 6-5, 6-1
3. Alejandro Augusto (CU) d. Thomas Colautti (P) 6-4, 4-6, 6-5
4. Austin Ansari (CU) d. Joshua Yablon (P) 6-4, 6-2
5. Luke Johnson (CU) d. Augie Bloom (P) 6-3, 6-4
6. Dan Davies (P) d. Robert Dudley (CU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
Order of Finish:  4, 2, 5, 6, 1, 3

1. Harrington/Maden (CU) d. McCourt/Day (P) 6-3
2. Bloom/Davies (P) d. Augusto/Dudley (CU) 6-2
3. Colautti/Yablon (P) d. Ansari/Johnson (CU) 6-4
Order of Finish:  1, 2, 3

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