Tide Drops Road Match at Clemson, 5-2
Feb. 15, 2013
CLEMSON, S.C. - The men’s tennis team fell to Clemson, 5-2, on Friday at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center, moving the Crimson Tide to 7-3 on the season and the Tigers to 7-1 overall.
Clemson took a 1-0 edge in the match following doubles as it picked up wins on courts one and three. The Tigers earned an 8-2 victory at No. 3 before Alabama junior Daniil Proskura and sophomore David Vieyra evened the count with an 8-5 win on court two. Tide senior Jarryd Botha and freshman Becker O'Shaughnessey made a late run at No. 1, but it wouldn’t be enough as Clemson held on to win, 8-6.
The Tigers collected three straight victories in singles on courts one, five and six to clinch the team victory. Proskura put Alabama on the board with a 6-3, 6-3 win on court three, moving him to 10-0 on the season in singles. Clemson tacked on its fifth point of the match with a three-set victory on court two before sophomore Philippe Tsangarides claimed the final point of the match with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 win on court four.
Alabama returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 23, when it hosts Furman and Southern Miss in a doubleheader beginning at 10 a.m. CT.