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Clemson Hosts No. 11 North Carolina and No. 43 Duke
By: ClemsonTigers.com  
Release:  04/06/2017

MATCH INFORMATION vs. North Carolina

Who: Clemson 8-11 (1-6 ACC) vs. No. 11 North Carolina 18-2 (5-1 ACC)

When: Friday, April 7 at 12 p.m.

Where: Clemson, S.C. (Hoke Sloan Tennis Center)

Live Stats: http://clemsontigers.com/fls/28500/tennisstats/xlive.htm

MATCH INFORMATION vs. Duke

Who: Clemson 8-11 (1-6 ACC) vs. No. 43 Duke 11-7 (4-3 ACC)

When: Sunday, April 9 at 12 p.m.

Where: Clemson, S.C. (Hoke Sloan Tennis Center)

Live Stats: http://clemsontigers.com/fls/28500/tennisstats/xlive.htm

CLEMSON, S.C. –  The Clemson men’s tennis team hosts No. 11 North Carolina and No. 43 Duke this weekend. The Tar Heels and Tigers face off on Friday, April 7 at 12 p.m. After a day’s rest, Clemson looks to take on Duke on Sunday, April 9 at noon at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. This weekend marks the ninth and tenth nationally ranked opponents that Clemson has faced in 2017.

Clemson looks to defeat Duke on Sunday for the second straight year. Last year’s victory over the Blue Devils was the first for the Tigers in almost 15 years. The Tigers have their hands full on Friday when North Carolina comes. The Tar Heels have won seven of their last eight matches. After defeating the No. 1 doubles team in the nation from Wake Forest last weekend Daffra Sanon and Sam Edwards have jumped into the top 100 of the ITA doubles rankings.

Periodic updates will be available on Twitter, @ClemsonMTennis.

Scouting North Carolina

  • The Tar Heels are 5-1 in the ACC with their only loss coming to the nation’s No. 1 team Wake Forest, 3-4.
  • North Carolina advanced to the ITA National Team Indoor Championship in February where they fell to Virginia, 4-0.
  • The Heels currently sit in a three-way tie for second place in the ACC standings.
  • Three players are currently ranked in the top 100 in the ITA singles rankings. William Blumberg and Robert Kelley are ranked No. 9 in the ITA doubles rankings.
  • North Carolina leads the all-time series 51-27.

Scouting Duke

  • The Blue Devils have won three of their last four. The only loss came to No. 4 Virginia.
  • Three players are currently ranked in the top 110 of the ITA singles rankings.
  • Two doubles teams are ranked in the top 85 of the ITA doubles rankings.
  • Duke is currently in sixth place in the ACC standings.
  • The Blue Devils lead the all-time series 33-41.


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