CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The 13th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team fell to No. 15 Michigan 4-2 in the second match of the ITA Team Indoor Championships on Saturday night. The Tigers fall to 3-3 on the season and Michigan improves to 5-1.
In doubles, for the second consecutive match, the number-three duo of Joana Eidukonyte and Daniela Ruiz started the Tigers off with a quick, convincing win. The pair won 6-0 before the team of Beatrice Gumulya & Jessy Rompies, ranked second nationally, fought back from a 4-2 deficit to win 6-4 over No. 10 Bektas and Najarian. Romy Koelzer and Tristen Dewar were down 5-4 on court two when Gumulya and Rompies clinched the doubles point for the Tigers.
Also for the second day in a row, No. 27 Eidukonyte won the first singles match with a 6-0, 6-1 victory on court three. With the Tigers up 2-0, Michigan roared back to claim victories on courts one and two as No. 18 Bektas defeated No. 85 Koelzer 6-3, 6-1 and No. 23 Yurovsky beat Gumulya 6-2, 6-3. With the score evened at two, No. 38 Sarah Lee defeated Dewar and seconds later Sara Remynse bested Ruiz 6-1, 6-4. Rompies won her first set on court five and was trailing 5-4 in the second set when Remynse clinched the win for the Wolverines.
The Tigers play No. 26 Kentucky on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in the team’s third and final match of the tournament.
#15 Michigan 4, #13 Clemson 2
SINGLES1. 1#8 Emina Bektas (UM) def. #85 Romy Koelzer (CU) 6-3, 6-12. #23 Ronit Yurovsky (UM) def. Beatrice Gumulya (CU) 6-2, 6-33. #27 Joana Eidukonyte(CU) def. Alex Najarian (UM) 6-0, 6-14. #38 Sarah Lee (UM) def. Tristen Dewar (CU) 6-1, 6-45. Jessy Rompies (CU) vs. Mira Ruder-Hook, (UM) 6-2, 5-4, unfinished6. Sara Remynse (UM) def. Daniela Ruiz (CU) 6-1, 6-4Order of finish: 3, 1, 2, 4, 6
DOUBLES1.#2 Gumulya/Rompies (CU) def. #10 Bektas/Najarian (UM) 6-42. Dewar/Koelzer (CU) 6-4 vs. #35 Lee/Yurovsky (UM) unfinished3. Eidukonyte/Ruiz (CU) def. Ruder-Hook/Dodge (UM) 6-0Order of finish: 3, 1
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