CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s tennis team won the doubles point and five out of six singles matches on Saturday afternoon at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center to defeat Florida State 6-1. With the win, the Tigers improved to 6-5 overall and 4-2 in ACC play, while the Seminoles dropped to 7-6 (0-4 ACC).
Ayan Broomfield and Fernanda Navarro won their match at No. 1 doubles convincingly, 6-1. Tristen Dewar and Ally Miller-Krasilnikov claimed the doubles point for the Tigers with a 6-2 win at No. 2. Dewar and Miller-Krasilnikov trailed their Seminole opponent 2-0 before rattling off six straight games for the victory.
Clemson took a quick 3-0 lead with straight-set singles victories by Jenny Moinard at No. 6 (6-3, 6-4) and Navarro at No. 2 (6-1, 1-6, 6-1). After Florida State picked up a win at No. 4 singles, Joana Eidukonyte clinched the win for the Tigers with a 7-5, 6-4 win at No. 3. Dewar followed with win at No. 5; she had a 7-5, 6-5 lead in her match when her Seminole opponent retired due to injury. After winning the first set 6-4 at No. 1, Broomfield dropped the second set, 3-6, and then rebounded to win a third-set battle, 7-6(2), to provide the final score of 6-1.
The Tigers return to action in less than 24 hours when they host 30th-ranked Syracuse on Sunday at 10 a.m. The match will be played at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center and admission is free.
Clemson 6, Florida State 1
SINGLES1. #92 Ayan Broomfield (CU) def. #72 Daneika Borthwick (FS) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2)2. #124 Fernanda Navarro (CU) def. Yukako Noi (FS) 6-1, 1-6, 6-13. #17 Joana Eidukonyte (CU) def. Gabby Castaneda (FS) 7-5, 6-44. Julia Mikulski (FS) def. Ally Miller-Krasilnikov (CU) 7-5, 6-25. Tristen Dewar (CU) def. Lana Rush (FS) 7-5, 6-5, retired6. Jenny Moinard (CU) def. Daniela Schippers (FS) 6-3, 6-4Order of finish: 6,2,4,3,5,1
DOUBLES1. Ayan Broomfield/Fernanda Navarro (CU) def. Daneika Borthwick/Yukako Noi (FS) 6-12. Tristen Dewar/Ally Miller-Krasilnikov (CU) def. Gabby Castaneda/Julia Mikulski (FS) 6-23. Lana Rush/Daniela Schippers (FS) def. Joana Eidukonyte/Daniela Ruiz (CU) 6-2Order of finish: 1,3,2
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