Clemson Defeats NC State in ACC Tournament Quarterfinals
CARY, NC - Zachary Rigsby defeated Beck Bond at number-five singles in clinching the match and leading #26 Clemson to a 4-2 win over #38 N.C. State in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament at Cary, NC. NC State is the fourth-seeded team, while Clemson is the fifth-seeded team.
Clemson improves its record with an 18-6 record overall, while NC State falls to 13-10 this season.
The Tigers will play number one-ranked and number one-seeded Virginia at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning in the semifinals at Cary Tennis Park in Cary, NC. This marks the first time that the Tigers have advanced to the semifinal round since 2006.
Clemson won the doubles point as the Tigers' 11th-ranked doubles team of Yannick Maden and Dominique Maden defeated the 15th-ranked team of Sean Weber and Dave Thomson of N.C. State 8-5 at number-one doubles. The Tigers' Maden duo is now 22-6 on the year and have a 12-3 mark in dual matches.
Clemson took a 2-0 lead when Ayrton Wibowo defeated Thomas Weigel at number-four singles 6-1, 7-6.
The Tigers added to their lead when Yannick Maden won over Austin Powell at number-one singles 7-6, 6-1. Maden is ranked 23rd in the nation in singles. He is now 25-7 overall in singles, and 19-4in dual matches at number-one singles.
NC State won the next two matches to narrow the lead 3-2. Sean Weber of NC State defeated Austin Ansari 6-4, 6-4 at number-six singles. Dave Thomason won over Clemson's Gerardo Meza 6-4, 6-4 in the number-three singles match.
Zachary Rigsby clinched the match for Clemson with his 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 victory over Beck Bond in the number-five singles match.
No. 5 Clemson 4, No. 4 NC State 2
1: No. 23 Yannick Maden (CU) def. Austin Powell (ST), 7-6 (1), 6-1
2: Hunter Harrington (CU) vs. Robbie Mudge (ST), DNF
3: Dave Thomson (ST) def. Gerardo Meza (CU), 6-4, 6-4
4: Ayrton Wibowo (CU) def. Thomas Weigel (ST), 6-1, 7-6 (6)
5: Zachary Rigsby (CU) vs Beck Bond (ST), 3-6, 6-1, 7-5
6: Sean Weber (ST) def. Austin Ansari (CU), 6-4, 6-4
Order of finish: 4, 1, 6, 3, 5*
1: No. 11 Y. Maden/D. Maden (CU) def. No. 15 Weber/Thomson (ST), 8-5
2: Mudge/Weigel (CU) def. Rigsby/Wibowo (ST), 8-6
3: Harrington/Meza (CU) vs. Powell/Bond (ST), DNF
Order of finish: 1, 2