Men's Tennis
Post-Match Quotes - Match No. 1 - (2) Clemson vs. (3) Purdue

May 9, 2014


Clemson Head Coach Chuck McCuen

On the teams performance …
“Something that Clemson men’s tennis has done all year is that we have persevered, we are also very flexible. We had to start outside and then we had to come inside. For us that is just not a very big deal. We just enjoy competing – at any level. Just give us a court and a racquet somewhere and we will play.”

On one of the team’s strengths today…
“Our composure today was really good. It was stellar. Even when the guys were down and the momentum was starting to shift on some of our matches, our body language was very good.”

Purdue Head Coach Pawel Gajdzik

On the match with Clemson …
“It’s disappointing to have our season come to an end. I think the senior class did an unbelievable job of putting us on the map. They fought hard and it was a historic season for the whole team. Sometimes when you go to the Big Dance, you have to pay your dues, and I think today that’s what we did a little bit. We didn’t play the crispest tennis, our guys were a little bit nervous about the whole setup. Once we started playing second sets, we got into the game and were fighting, but give Clemson credit. They were a bit more mature and more experienced in this environment. For us, it was a big deal to get here, but we didn’t handle it well. Coming back next year, we will know what to expect and how to prepare better.”

On his team’s season overall …
“I’m really proud of these guys, and I’m really proud of Mark getting a win today, Aaron (Dujovne) fought hard and Szymon (Tatarczyk) did his best to compete, but it’s a tough way to end the season. I am proud of the direction this program is moving.”



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