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Miami Set To Open ACC Action at Clemson

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s tennis team is set to open ACC action Friday night against No. 45 Clemson.

No. 33 Miami (7-2) will travel to Clemson, S.C., to face the Tigers at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center at 5 p.m. Live stats and video will be made accessible HERE.

In a series that dates back to 1968, the Tigers hold a slight 29-27 advantage over the Hurricanes. Last season, Miami ended a seven-match skid against Clemson in dominant fashion, earning a 7-0 sweep during the regular season, followed by a 4-0 triumph in the second round of the 2019 ACC Championships.

Already with six shutouts through nine matches in 2020, Miami is looking to open ACC play with a win for the second straight season. A feat that has not been accomplished since doing so at the start of the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

Represented well in the Oracle/ITA singles and doubles rankings, junior Adria Soriano Barrera leads the charge ranked No. 41 in singles. In doubles, sophomore Franco Aubone and junior Benjamin Hannestad form the nation’s 15th-ranked doubles pair, while sophomore Francisco Bastias teams up with Soriano Barrera at No. 53.

The Tigers, currently 6-2 on the year, earned a top-50 ranking in the Oracle/ITA poll, released Tuesday night, for the first time since Feb. 17, 2015. In its most recent matches, Clemson earned a pair of 4-3 nail-biters over Princeton and Georgia State.

Following its matchup with Clemson, Miami will travel to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech at noon.

To keep up with the University of Miami tennis team on social media, follow @CanesMensTennis on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.