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Men's Tennis Defeats\Tigers, Earns No. 2 Seed

Clemson won the doubles point with victories at the No. 1 and 3 positions. The Tar Heels posted straight-set victories at the middle three positions in the singles lineup to take a 3-1 lead.

But Clemson freshman Lee Taylor Walker rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the first set to defeat Greg Archer 7-6, 6-3.

With the score 3-2, UNC's Marcio Petrone won a tiebreak against the Tigers' Josh Goffi to split sets at No. 1 seed singles. As Petrone and Goffi headed for a third set, Chad Riley and Kevin Gottfried remained on serve in the third set at sixth-seeded singles.

Riley, the reigning ACC champion at No. 6, won a third-set tiebreak 7-3 to secure the Tar Heels' match-clinching fourth point.

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