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UPDATE: Tigers Host Wake Forest at 1:30 p.m. Sunday

UPDATE: Tigers Host Wake Forest at 1:30 p.m. Sunday

NOTE: The Clemson vs. Wake Forest match on Sunday, Feb. 21 will begin at 1:30 p.m. The start time is 30 minutes later than originally scheduled due to time needed to dry the courts.

Match Information vs. South Carolina:

Who: No. 21 Clemson (2-2) at No. 37 South Carolina (6-2)When: Saturday, Feb. 20 at 12 p.m.Where: Carolina Tennis Center, Columbia, S.C.Live Stats: GamecocksOnline.com (http://www.gamecocksonline.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/live-scoring.html)Social: @ClemsonWTennis on Twitter and Instagram

Clemson Notes:

  • The Tigers are 2-2 on the season, with wins over Virginia Tech (4-3) on the road and UNC Wilmington (6-1) at home.
  • Clemson’s two losses on the season came on the road to opponents ranked in the top three in the nation (at No. 2 Georgia on Jan. 30 in Athens, Ga. and at No. 4 Florida on Feb. 14 in Gainesville, Fla.)
  • Freshman Ayan Broomfield is 2-2 in singles play on the season, playing all four matches at No. 2. Against Florida, she faced the fourth-ranked player in the nation, Belinda Woolcock, and played well against the junior, falling 6-4, 6-4. Broomfield’s other loss on the season came in three sets to 22nd-ranked Caroline Brinson of Georgia.

South Carolina Notes:

  • South Carolina is 6-2 on the season, most recently splitting with Georgia State (L, 4-3) and Charlotte (W, 4-0) in a double header on Feb. 13 in Columbia.
  • The Tigers have a 27-23 all-time advantage in the series over the Gamecocks.
  • Clemson defeated South Carolina by a score of 5-2 in the most recent meeting between the two teams, on Feb. 1, 2015 at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center. Joana Eidukonyte won her No. 3 singles match and Daniela Ruiz and former Tiger Yuilynn Miao were victorious at No. 3 doubles in the Clemson win.

Match Information vs. Wake Forest:

Who: No. 21 Clemson (2-2) vs. No. 43 Wake Forest (9-0)When: Sunday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m.Where: Hoke Sloan Tennis Center, Clemson, S.C.Live Stats: ClemsonTigers.com (http://clemsontigers.com/fls/28500/tennisstats/xlive.htm)Social: @ClemsonWTennis on Twitter and Instagram

Wake Forest Notes: 

  • Wake Forest is undefeated so far in 2016, with a 9-0 record. Most recently, the Demon Deacons defeated Michigan State (5-2) and Eastern Michigan (7-0) in a double-header on the road on Feb. 13.
  • Clemson leads the all-time series over Wake Forest with a 30-17 record.
  • When the Tigers and Demon Deacons met on Feb. 22, 2015 in Winston-Salem, Clemson won a 6-1 decision. In that win, Eidukonyte and Ruiz won singles matches, at No. 3 and No. 6, respectively, and they teamed up to win their No. 3 doubles match.

 

ITA Rankings:

TEAMClemson – 21stSouth Carolina – 37thWake Forest – 43rd

SINGLESJoana Eidukonyte (Clemson) – 11thPaige Cline (South Carolina) – 50thFernanda Navarro (Clemson) – 75thKimmy Guerin (Wake Forest) – 77thEmma Davis (Wake Forest) – 103rdIngrid Gamarra Martins (South Carolina) – 110th  

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