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Tigers Open Season with Wins over Charlotte & Charleston Southern

Tigers Open Season with Wins over Charlotte & Charleston Southern

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s tennis team defeated Charlotte 7-0 on Saturday morning at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center, and followed that with a 6-1 victory over Charleston Southern in the afternoon, to open the Spring 2017 campaign. With the wins, the Tigers start the season at 2-0, while the 49ers and Buccaneers are now both 0-1.

Clemson 7, Charlotte 0Constanza Gorches and Daniela Ruiz picked up the first doubles win of the day on Court 3, 6-2. At No. 1 doubles, Ayan Broomfield and Jenny Moinard clinched the team doubles point with a 6-3 victory over their Charlotte opponent. 

The Tigers continued their momentum from doubles play into singles, as Fernanda Navarro and Gorches won quickly at No. 2 (6-2, 6-0) and No. 4 (6-1, 6-4) to give Clemson a 3-0 lead. Broomfield, who is ranked 40th nationally in singles, came from behind at No. 1 singles to clinch the Tiger win, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Ally Miller-Krasilnikov, Sydney Riley and Ruiz finished out the Clemson sweep, in that order, at No. 6, No. 3 and No. 5, respectively.

Clemson 6, Charleston Southern 1The Tigers won 6-0 at No. 2 doubles and 6-0 at No. 3 doubles to take the team doubles point. Miller-Krasilnikov and Riley claimed the victory at No. 2, while Gorches and Navarro won at No. 3. 

Broomfield picked up her second singles win of the day, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 1, to give Clemson a 2-0 lead. Riley then won in three sets at No. 3 (5-7, 6-3, 7-5), followed by Ruiz at No. 4 (6-1, 6-2) to clinch the team victory. Miller-Krasilnikov and Moinard both won in straight sets, at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively, to conclude the day for the Tigers.

Next weekend, the Tigers head to Nashville, Tenn. for the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. Clemson faces Kansas in the first round on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. ET, and then either host-Vanderbilt or Virginia Tech on Sunday, Jan. 28.

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