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    No. 22 Clemson Outlasts NC State Saturday Afternoon
    Junior Robbie Mudge
    Junior Robbie Mudge

    March 29, 2014

    RALEIGH, N.C. – The NC State men’s tennis team dropped its first match inside the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center this season Saturday afternoon, as Clemson defeated the Wolfpack, 4-3. With the loss, State falls to 11-7 on the season.

    The Wolfpack dropped the doubles point to open the match, as Clemson won matches at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions. The Pack took the first doubles match of the day, as Sean Weber and Simon Norenius defeated Clemson’s Alejandro Augosto and Robert Dudley in a tiebreak, 8-7 (2). The Tigers responded moments later with a victory at the No. 3 spot in the order, as Austin Powell and Thomas Weigel dropped a hard-fought match against Austin Ansari and Luke Johnson, 8-5.

    The crucial opening point was decided at the top position of the lineup, as the duo of Robbie Mudge and Ian Dempster dropped their second match of the season against Clemson’s No. 25 pair of Hunter Harrington and Dominique Maden, 8-7 (2).

    In singles, Weber was defeated at the No. 4 position by Ansari, 6-1, 6-3, while Harrington defeated Powell at the top spot in the order, 6-4, 6-3. The Tigers sealed the team victory after Weigel was outlasted by Clemson’s Augosto at the No. 3 position in a third set, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.

    Norenius improved his singles record to 10-3 on the season, as he downed Johnson of the Tigers, 6-0, 6-2. A native of Winston-Salem, N.C., Mudge gave the Pack its second victory of the afternoon, as he outlasted Maden in a third set, 6-4, 5-7, 6-2.



    Parker McGuiness picked up his second ACC victory of the season from the No. 6 position with his 6-3, 6-3 victory against Dudley.

    Up next, the Pack will host Georgia Tech Sunday, March 30 with the match scheduled to begin at noon.

    Tennis Match Results
    Clemson vs NC State
    Mar 29, 2014 at Raleigh, N.C.
    (J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center)

    #22 Clemson 4, #43 NC State 3

    Singles competition
    1. #82 Hunter Harrington (CLEMSON) def. #47 Austin Powell (NCSU) 6-4, 6-3
    2. Robbie Mudge (NCSU) def. Dominique Maden (CLEMSON) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2
    3. Alejandro Augusto (CLEMSON) def. Thomas Weigel (NCSU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
    4. Austin Ansari (CLEMSON) def. Sean Weber (NCSU) 6-1, 6-3
    5. Simon Norenius (NCSU) def. Luke Johnson (CLEMSON) 6-0, 6-2
    6. Parker McGuiness (NCSU) def. Robert Dudley (CLEMSON) 6-3, 6-3

    Doubles competition

    1. #25 Dominique Maden/Hunter Harrington (CLEMSON) def. #50 Robbie Mudge/Ian Dempster (NCSU) 8-7 (7-2)
    2. Sean Weber/Simon Norenius (NCSU) def. Alejandro Augusto/Robert Dudley (CLEMSON) 8-7 (7-2)
    3. Austin Ansari/Luke Johnson (CLEMSON) def. Austin Powell/Thomas Weigel (NCSU) 8-5

    Match Notes:
    Clemson 21-8, 4-1 ACC; National ranking #22
    NC State 11-7, 0-5 ACC; National ranking #43
    Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (4,1,3,5,2,6)
    Match moved indoors due to inclement weather.
    T-3:40 A-217

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