ATHENS, Ga. – Hunter Harrington and Dominique Maden’s impressive run in the NCAA Doubles Championships came to an end on Sunday in the NCAA Semifinals. The Tigers’ ninth-ranked duo fell to the No. 2 National Seed Mikelis Libietis/Hunter Reese of Tennessee, 6-4, 6-2, at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.
Harrington and Maden’s tournament run included wins over the fourth and fifth-ranked doubles teams in the nation, and saw them earn ITA All-America honors for 2014 by virtue of their berth in the NCAA quarterfinals. They became just the third doubles team in Clemson history to reach the semifinals of the NCAA Doubles Championships, as two Tiger teams had done so previously, in 1987 and 2004.
The junior from Spartanburg, S.C. and the senior from Stuttgart, Germany conclude the 2014 season with a 31-4 overall record. The .886 winning percentage maintains their place at the top of the Clemson record books in terms of single season winning percentage by a doubles team, while they rank third in program history in single season doubles wins.
Maden finishes his Clemson career with two ITA All-America honors (2013 and 2014) and a Second-Team All-ACC award (2014). He graduated from Clemson in May 2013 with a degree in Marketing and a cumulative GPA of 3.76, which earned him a spot on the All-ACC Academic Men’s Tennis Team, as well as the ACC Academic Honor Roll on multiple occasions.
Harrington/Maden Results in NCAA Doubles Championships
Round of 32
def. #5 [5-8 National Seed] Ross Guignon/Tim Kopinski (ILLINOIS), 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
Round of 16
def. #42 Alexis Heugas/Nick Jones (VCU), 6-4, 7-6 (3)
def. #4 [3 National Seed] Gonzales Austin/Ryan Lipman (VANDERBILT), 6-4, 6-4
lost to #2 [2 National Seed] Mikelis Libietis/Hunter Reese (TENNESSEE), 6-4, 6-2