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Old 03-17-2012, 03:03 PM   #59
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Clemson loses another 4-3 heartbreaker this time to FSU
who is ranked #30. Brutally hot day, it was 87 degrees.

doubles: split 2 and 3. Came down to #1 where Maden and Rigsby gave away the tiebreak losing it 8-6. Rigsby double faulted on match point

singlesclemson won at 1,2 and 5)

1: 49 Yannick Maden def Jordan Kelly-Houston 7-5 6-7(3) (10-8 )
Tougher than expected for Maden. K-H played well and took a lot of risks with his backhand. This match was the last to finish so the result was already confirmed as a Clemson lost but it was still nice for Maden to win and prevent a bad loss from entering his record.

2: Gerardo Meza def Blake Davis 4-6 6-4 6-2
Stronge effort from Meza. He was the far fitter player in the 3rd set and steamrolled through it in 14 minutes. Davis was neautralizing Meza's forehand in the first set with good defense but that took a lot out of him and Meza didnt let up.

3: Andres Bucaro def Dom Maden 6-4 6-2
Bucaro has not lost a dual match yet this year. Impressive improvement from last year. Maden got too angry after losing the first set and could not get it together in the 2nd. Dom Maden misses more easy shots than anyone on the team.

4: Cristian Gonzalez-Mendez def Ayrton Wibowo 6-3 6-1
Disappointing match from Wibowo. He looked confused on court. Didn't know what to do, whether to attack forward or not. G-M was hitting good flat passing shots and was not bothered by Wibowo who seemed to give in in the 2nd set.

5: Hunter Harrington def Anderson Reed 4-6 6-1 6-3
Reed fought but Harrington was too strong. He has hitting the fh solidly throughout and did not let Reed regain a foothold after the 1st set. It's looks as though Harrington has become a solid #5 which is important for the team.

6: Dominic Cotrone def Cedric Willems 7-6(4) 6-4
Swing match. Willems led 4-1 in the 1st but gave away the set. Cotrone was tight on line calls and hooked Willems badly on match point. The important point of the match came in the 1st set tiebreak when Willems led 4-2. Cotrone won 5 straight points when Willems dropped his shots too shallow in the court and Cotrone pounced on them.


tough loss again. Now we play 3 straight unranked opponents in W&M, Maryland and BC. So not any opportunities to improve the ranking.
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