Clemson's Maden brothers knock off No. 1 seed in ITA All-American

Yannick Madden advances to final 16 in singles draw

Men's Tennis - Yannick Maden

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Men's Tennis - Yannick Maden

TULSA, Okla. - Clemson's Yannick Maden and Dominque Maden upset the No. 1 seed and second-ranked team in the country in the doubles main draw of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Men's All-American tennis tournamwnrt Thursday night.

The Maden brothers defeated Jonas Lutjen and Nik Scholtz of the University of Mississippi 8-4. They will face Jordan Szabo and Jackson Withrow of Texas A&M in the second round.

In singles play, Yannick Maden advanced to the final 16 of the main draw with two wins on Thursday. In the opening play, Yannick Maden defeated Farris Gosea of Illinois 6-4, 6-2, and in the second round advanced past the ninth-seeded player, Andreas Mies, of Auburn 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Mies is ranked ninth nationally in singles, while Yannick Maden is ranked 43rd nationally.

Yannick Maden will play KU Singh of the University of Georgia around noon. Singh is seeded eighth in the tournament.

"We are very proud of the Maden brothers," said Clemson coach Chuck McCuen. "Yannick did a great job and improved his game with each match. As a doubles team they continue to gain momentum."

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