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Tigers Open Season with Two Convincing Wins in Charlotte

Tigers Open Season with Two Convincing Wins in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Clemson women’s tennis team opened the 2018 season with a 7-0 win over Charleston Southern and a 4-0 win over Appalachian State on Saturday in Charlotte, N.C. The Tigers were a combined 9-0 in singles play and 5-0 in doubles play and did not lose a single set in the two matches held at the Charlotte Indoor Tennis Center to start the season 2-0 as a team.

Junior Marie-Alexandre Leduc, the nation’s 20th-ranked singles player, was 2-0 at No. 1 singles, winning 6-1, 6-2 over Charleston Southern and 6-2, 6-0 over Appalachian State. Sophomores Tate Schroeder (No. 3 singles) and Constanza Gorches (No. 5 singles) were also 2-0 in singles play, while three other Tigers (Sydney Riley at No. 2, Fernanda Navarro at No. 4 and Daniela Ruiz at No. 6) won one singles match apiece.

Leduc and Navarro combined to go 2-0 at No. 1 doubles, while Gorches and Riley were 1-0 with a win over the Buccaneers’ No. 2 doubles team. At No. 3 doubles, Ruiz and freshman Laura Marti won versus Charleston Southern, while Schroeder and Ally Miller-Krasilnikov picked up a victory against the Mountaineers.

The Tigers will be back in action next weekend when they travel to Columbia, S.C. for the ITA Kick-off Weekend. Clemson faces Southern Cal on Friday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. in the first round, and will face either South Carolina or Oklahoma on Saturday, Jan. 27.


RESULTS:

Clemson 7, Charleston Southern 0

SINGLES

  1. #20 Marie-Alexandre Leduc (CU) def. Sophie Cloessner (CSU), 6-1, 6-2
  2. Sydney Riley (CU) def. Madalina Man (CSU), 6-2, 6-2
  3. Tate Schroeder (CU) def. Filippa Ericson (CSU), 6-4, 6-0
  4. Fernanda Navarro (CU) def. Valeria Koussenkova (CSU), 6-4, 6-3
  5. Constanza Gorches (CU) def. Kimberley Koerner (CSU), 6-4, 6-4
  6. Daniela Ruiz (CU) def. Michelle Schmitz (CSU), 6-2, 6-1

Order of finish: 2, 6, 4, 1, 3, 5

DOUBLES

  1. Marie-Alexandre Leduc/Fernanda Navarro CU) def. Sophie Cloessner/Madalina Man (CSU), 7-5
  2. Constanza Gorches/Sydney Riley (CU) def. Filippa Ericson/Valeria Koussenkova (CSU), 6-2
  3. Laura Marti/Daniela Ruiz (CU) def. Kimberley Koerner/Yana Morar, 6-4

Order of finish: 2, 3, 1

Clemson 4, Appalachian State 0

SINGLES

  1. #20 Marie-Alexandre Leduc (CU) def. María José Zacarias (ASU), 6-2, 6-0
  2. Sydney Riley (CU) vs. Taylor Bygrave (ASU), 3-1 DNF
  3. Tate Schroeder (CU) def. Heidi Swope (ASU), 6-2, 6-3
  4. Fernanda Navarro (CU) vs. Melissa Machado (ASU), 1-1 DNF
  5. Constanza Gorches (CU) def. Rebecca Morse (ASU), 6-2, 6-2
  6. Daniela Ruiz (CU) vs. Sandra Anglesjö (ASU), did not start

Order of finish: 1, 3, 5

DOUBLES

  1. Marie-Alexandre Leduc/Fernanda Navarro (CU) def. Heidi Swope/María José Zacarias (ASU), 6-3
  2. Constanza Gorches/Sydney Riley (CU) vs. Sandra Anglesjö/Emily Gaskins (ASU), 4-4 DNF
  3. Ally Miller-Krasilnikov/Tate Schroeder (CU) def. Melissa Machado/Teodora Sevo (ASU), 6-1

Order of finish: 3, 1

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