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Tigers Conclude Play in the Carolina Regional

Tigers Conclude Play in the Carolina Regional

CLEMSON, S.C.- Joana Eidukonyte’s singles play highlighted the Tigers’ action in the Carolina Regional held in Chapel Hill, N.C. from Oct. 16-20. Eidukonyte advanced to Monday’s title match, and opened with a 3-1 lead in the first set before falling (6-4, 7-6, 7-2). The junior also held a 5-3 lead in the second set before Caroline Price, (UNC) who was seeded second and ranked 35th in the nation, came back for the win.

Eidukonyte started off the tournament with a win over Tijana Uzelac of Winthrop, 6-2, 6-0. In the round of 32, the fifth-seeded Eidukonyte then defeated Casandra Vasquez of North Carolina 6-3, 6-2. In the round of 16, she downed Samantha Asch of Wake Forest 6-0, 6-2. Eidukonyte then secured a win via walkover over #1 seed and third-ranked Hayley Carter of UNC in the quarterfinals before her matchup with Goldfeld. She defeated 12th-ranked and third-seeded Ester Goldfeld of Duke 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals Sunday.

Beatrice Gumulya, ranked 62nd in the country, also had a stellar showing in singles play. The senior made it to the semifinals before falling to Price. She defeated Duke’s Rebecca Smaller 6-1, 7-5 in the quarterfinals and Duke’s Alyssa Smith 6-0 6-2 in the round of 16. In the round of 32, she downed Ann Catherine Feaster of Davidson 6-3, 6-1 after defeating Gardner Webb’s Yasmine Doost 6-3, 6-1 in the opening round of 64.

Jessy Rompies advanced to the singles round of 16 before falling to Duke’s Rachel Kahan. She defeated Furman’s Alex Moreno in the round of 64 and Winthrop’s Alice Garcia in the round of 32.

The Tigers will return to action Oct. 30- Nov. 2 in Orlando, Fla. at the USTA Collegiate Invitational at Disney.

Clemson Women’s Tennis Results at ITA Regionals

MAIN DRAW SINGLES

First Round (64):

Tristen Dewar (CU) def. Victoria Pahlett (CHAR) 6-2, 6-3Joana Eidukonyte (CU) def. Tijana Uzelac (WIN) 6-2, 6-0Beatrice Gumulya (CU) def. Yasmine Doost (GWU) 6-3, 6-1Jessy Rompies (CU) def. Alex Moreno (FUR) 6-4, 7-6(1)Caroline Dailey (SCAR) def. Keisha Clousing (CU) 6-2, 6-2

Second Round (32):

Joana Eidukonyte (CU) def. Casandra Vasquez (UNC) 6-3, 6-2Beatrice Gumulya (CU) def. Ann Catherine Feaster (Davidson) 6-3, 6-1Jessy Rompies (CU) def. Alice Garcia (WIN) 6-3, 6-2Marika Ackkerman (UNC) def. Tristen Dewar (CU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Round of 16:

Joana Eidukonyte (CU) def. Samantha Asch (WFU) 6-0, 6-2Beatrice Gumulya (CU) def. Alyssa Smith (DUKE)  6-0, 6-2Rachel Kahan (DUKE) def.  Jessy Rompies (CU) 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-4

Quarterfinals:

Joana Eidukonyte (CU) def. Hayley Carter (UNC) walkoverBeatrice Gumulya (CU) def. Rebecca Smaller (DUKE) 6-1, 7-5

Semifinals:

Joana Eidukonyte (CU) def. Ester Goldfeld (DUKE) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4Caroline Price (UNC) def. Beatrice Gumulya (CU) 6-1, 6-1

Finals:

Caroline Price (UNC) def. Joana Eidukonyte (CU) 6-4, 7-6(2)

QUALIFYING SINGLES

First Round (32):

Mariana Humberg (WIN) def. Carola Pederzani (CU) 7-6(3), 6-2Libby Scott (CCU) def. Daniela Ruiz 6-2, 6-0

DOUBLES MAIN DRAW

First Round (64):

Rompies/Ruiz (CU) def. Baker/Grosselius  (CHAR) 8-2

Second Round (32):

Akkerman/Vasquez (UNC) def. Clousing/ Gumulya (CU) 8-2Carter/Price (UNC) def. Rompies/Ruiz 8-2Looney/Siles (SCAR) def. Dewar/Eidukonyte 8-5

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