Miami Sweeps Clemson at Hard Rock Stadium
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s tennis team showed out on the big stage, taking down No. 55 Clemson, 7-0, Friday afternoon at Hard Rock Stadium.
Miami has now won four matches in a row, three of which came in ACC play.
The Hurricanes (11-6, 2-4 ACC) and the Tigers (10-8, 1-5 ACC) met for a conference showdown on the practice courts at Hard Rock Stadium as part of the Miami Open presented by Itaú.
Miami quickly jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a pair of doubles victories on courts two and three.
Fifth-year senior Franco Aubone and graduate student Dan Martin defeated Clemson’s Ryuhei Azuma and Matt Pitts, 6-2, on court two, while sophomore Martin Katz and freshman Antonio Prat similarly recorded a 6-2 win on court three.
No. 94 Katz doubled Miami’s lead with a 6-4, 6-2 victory on court three, followed by a 6-4, 6-2 win by graduate student Leo Bierbaum at fourth singles.
Aubone clinched the match for the Hurricanes on court six, taking down Clemson’s Trey Stinchcomb, 7-5, 6-3.
Martin recorded his 10th singles victory of the spring, defeating Azuma, 6-4, 7-6 (7), at first singles to give Miami a 5-0 lead.
Both Prat’s and freshman Nacho Serra Sanchez’s matches were three-set affairs, with both Hurricanes emerging victorious. Prat tallied a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 win on court two, while Serra Sanchez won, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, on court six.
The Hurricanes return to the Neil Schiff Tennis Center on Sunday to take on the No. 71 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. First serve is set for 12 p.m.