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Tigers Face Hokies in Blacksburg, Va. Saturday

Tigers Face Hokies in Blacksburg, Va. Saturday

Match Information vs. Virginia Tech:
Who: Clemson (5-3, 1-0 ACC) at Virginia Tech (6-0, 0-0 ACC)
When: Saturday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m.
Where: Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center, Blacksburg, Va.
Live Scoring & Video: http://www.hokiesports.com/wtennis/live/

Clemson Notes:

– The Tigers (5-3, 1-0 ACC) are coming off an exciting double-header last Sunday, Feb. 18, when they upset No. 11 Wake Forest 4-3 and defeated UT-Chattanooga 6-1 at the AU Tennis Center in Anderson, S.C.

– Clemson moved into the ITA team rankings, at No. 27 nationally, for the first time this season earlier this week when the polls were released on Feb. 20.

– Junior Fernanda Navarro earned ACC Player of the Week honors for her performances against the Demon Deacons and the Mocs. Navarro clinched the win over Wake Forest with a three-set upset over 80th-ranked Eliza Omirou at No. 2 singles.

– Navarro and teammate and fellow junior Marie-Alexandre Leduc earned an upset at No. 1 doubles against the Demon Deacons, defeating their 34th-ranked opponents 7-5 to clinch the team doubles point in the match.

– Leduc is currently ranked 21st in the nation in singles. She has a 3-2 record and has played all five of her dual matches at the No. 1 singles position.

– Senior Daniela Ruiz has a 4-2 record in dual matches and a 1-0 mark in ACC matches so far this season.

– In doubles play, Ruiz and sophomore Sydney Riley are 2-0 after winning against Wake Forest and UT-Chattanooga at No. 3 last Sunday, the first time the two have been paired together this season.

 

ITA Rankings:

SINGLES
Marie-Alexandre Leduc (Clemson) – 21st
Natalie Novotna (Virginia Tech) – 61st

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