Clemson men's tennis back in the top 20 heading into match against No. 9 Duke

Tigers and Blue Devils meet at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Hoke Sloan Tennis Center

Men's Tennis - Yannick and Dominique Maden

Photo by Mark Crammer

Men's Tennis - Yannick and Dominique Maden

The Clemson men’s tennis team is ranked 19th according to the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll released Tuesday afternoon.

The Tigers moved up two spots from 21st in last week’s listing. Clemson has a 14-3 record overall and is 3-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference action. The Tigers had last weekend off and last defeated Boston College 7-0 in a road match on March 24, in Clemson’s last match.

The individual poll is released every two weeks. In last week’s singles poll, Clemson’s Yannick Maden is ranked 26th. He is 21-4 overall in singles and 15-1 in dual match play. The doubles team of Yannick Maden and Dominique Maden was ranked 17th in the latest listings. This year the duo has an 18-3 record overall and an 8-0 mark in dual matches.

Clemson will play host to #9 Duke on Friday, April 5 at 2:30 p.m. and North Carolina on Sunday, April 7, at 11:00 a.m. Duke’s Henrique Cunha is 25-3 overall in singles play this season and is 13-0 at number-one singles this year. Currently he is ranked fifth in the latest singles rankings. The Blue Devils’ doubles team of Cunha and doubles partner Raphael Hemmeler is ranked first in the nation.

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