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Tigers Travel to Face Florida State Friday, Miami Sunday

Tigers Travel to Face Florida State Friday, Miami Sunday

CLEMSON, S.C. – The 14th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team faces two ACC foes this weekend as the Tigers take on No. 52 Florida State Friday at 3 p.m. and No. 20 Miami Sunday at 11 a.m.  Live scoring will be on Seminoles.com for Friday’s matchup and HurricaneSports.com for Sunday’s match. Fans can also follow @ClemsonWTennis on Twitter for updates.

Clemson, ranked 14th in the latest ITA poll, is 6-4 on the season and 2-0 in the ACC. The Tigers are coming off of wins over Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, then ranked 50th and 51st, respectively..Clemson has four singles players and one doubles team. The duo of Jessy Rompies and Beatrice Gumulya, 20-4 overall and 8-0 in dual matches, is ranked first in the nation. Joana Eidukonyte is the Tigers’ highest ranked singles player at No. 20. Eidukonyte is 20-4 overall and 7-1 in dual matches.  Romy Koelzer, Beatrice Gumulya, and Tristen Dewar are also ranked.

Scouting Florida State

Florida State, No. 52, is 5-2 on the season. The Seminoles are coming off of wins over Air Force and Mercer in a home double header on Feb. 21.  Florida State has three players ranked in singles with Kerri Cartwright ranked highest at No. 73. The doubles team of Fanning/Castaneda is ranked 53rd on the season.

In 2014, the Tigers bested the Seminoles 7-0 in Clemson. Clemson is 28-8 all-time against Florida State and 11-2 in matches played in Tallahassee.

Scouting Miami

Miami, ranked 20th, kicks off their ACC season Feb. 27 at home against Wake Forest before hosting the Tigers Sunday, March 1. The Hurricanes are 4-2 on the season entering their match against the Demon Deacons and are coming off of a 6-1 win over FGCU. 

The Hurricanes feature five ranked singles players, including two in the top 50. Junior Stephanie Wagner is No. 10, while freshman Sinead Lohan is No. 45. Miami also has two ranked doubles pairs, with Wagner and junior Lina Lileikite ranked seventh and the duo of senior Monique Albuquerque and junior Clementina Riobueno at No. 17.

In the 2014 matchup, Miami defeated Clemson 4-3 in Clemson. The Hurricanes hold a 4-26 advantage and are 12-2 against the Tigers in matches played in Coral Gables. 

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