CLEMSON, S.C. – The 14th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team faces No. 6 Baylor Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center in Waco, Texas. The match will be the Tigers’ third against a top-10 team, just eight games into the season. Waco is also the site of the 2015 NCAA Team & Individual Championships this May. Live stats will be available on BaylorBears.com, and fans can also follow @ClemsonWTennis on Twitter for updates.
Clemson is ranked 14th in the latest ITA poll, and has four singles players and three doubles teams in the association’s individual rankings. The doubles team of Beatrice Gumulya and Jessy Rompies is ranked first in the nation, and is 17-1 overall and 5-0 in dual matches so far this season. Joana Eidukonyte and Romy Koelzer are the Tigers’ highest-ranked singles players, at 23rd and 35th, respectively.
The Tigers are 4-3 overall, most recently defeating No. 26 Kentucky 4-2 in a consolation match at the ITA Team Indoor Championships. Clemson’s three losses were to No. 2 Florida, No. 9 Georgia and No. 15 Michigan.
Baylor is 9-0 on the season and has swept its last seven opponents. The Bears are ranked sixth nationally, and boast three ranked singles players, including No. 19 Ema Burgic, who is 8-1 overall and 6-0 in dual matches. Burgic and Blair Shankle are ranked 27th in the nation in doubles.
The series between the Tigers and Bears, which dates back to the 2003 season, is tied 3-3 overall, while Baylor has a 2-0 advantage in matches played in Waco. The most recent meeting between the two teams took place on March 8, 2013 in Clemson, which the Tigers won 4-3.
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