ATLANTA, Ga. – The Clemson women’s tennis team, ranked 25th nationally, dropped a 6-1 decision to 22nd-ranked Georgia Tech on the road in Atlanta on Friday afternoon. With the loss, the Tigers fell to 7-6 (5-3 ACC), while the Yellow Jackets improved to 11-5 (6-1 ACC) with the win.
Joana Eidukonyte and Daniela Ruiz won their match at No. 3 doubles, 6-2, to improve to 8-1 on the season and 6-1 in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets won at No. 1 and 2 doubles, in that order, to claim the doubles point.
Ruiz put the Tigers on the scoreboard with a quick 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 6 singles to open up singles play. Georgia Tech won the next two singles matches in straight sets, at No. 3 and No. 5, to take a 3-1 lead. The Yellow Jackets did not let up, following with three more wins, at No. 1, 2 and 4, in that order, to take the match, 6-1. Ally Miller-Krasilnikov put up a fight in her number four singles match. After dropping the first set 6-2, the freshman won the second 6-3. She was trailing 0-5 in the third before winning four straight games, before ultimately falling 6-4 in the set.
The Tigers head north to Kentucky on Saturday and will face Louisville on Sunday, March 27 at 11 a.m.
#22 Georgia Tech 6, #25 Clemson 1
SINGLES1. #30 Johnnise Renaud (GT) def. #52 Ayan Broomfield (CU) 6-4, 6-32. #105 Paige Hourigan (GT) def. #20 Joana Eidukonyte (CU) 7-5, 6-23. #117 Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Fernanda Navarro (CU) 6-1, 6-34. Kendal Woodard (GT) def. Ally Miller-Krasilnikov (CU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-45. Alexis Prokopuik (GT) def. Tristen Dewar (CU) 6-3, 6-26. Daniela Ruiz (CU) def. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) 6-1, 6-1Order of finish: 6,3,5,2,1,4
DOUBLES1. #18 Paige Hourigan/Kendal Woodard (GT) def. Fernanda Navarro/Ayan Broomfield (CU) 6-32. Johnnise Renaud/Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Tristen Dewar/Ally Miller-Krasilnikov (CU) 6-33. Daniela Ruiz/Joana Eidukonyte (CU) def. Megan Kurey/Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) 6-2Order of finish: 3,1,2
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