LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two days after a tough loss to top-25 Georgia Tech in Atlanta, the Clemson women’s tennis team rebounded with a solid 5-2 road victory at Louisville on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the 25th-ranked Tigers improved to 8-6 overall and 6-3 in ACC play, while the Cardinals fell to 7-12 (0-9 ACC).
The Tigers won the doubles point with wins on courts one and three. At No. 1, Ayan Broomfield and Fernanda Navarro started out trailing 1-3, before winning five of the next six games to take the match, 6-4. Joana Eidukonyte and Daniela Ruiz clinched the doubles point for Clemson at No. 3, also winning 6-4. The duo improved to 9-1 overall and 7-1 in conference play with the win over the Cardinals.
Tristen Dewar quickly added to the Clemson lead in singles play with a 6-0, 6-2 victory at No. 5. Broomfield and Navarro were not far behind, also winning in straight sets, at No. 1 and No. 3 singles, respectively. After Louisville wins at No. 2 and 4, Ruiz provided the final point for the Tigers, as she battled for a win at No. 6, 6-4, 6-7(8-10), 1-0 (10-6).
Clemson returns home on Saturday, April 2 to host sixth-ranked Miami, before hitting the road for two more matches. The Tigers and Hurricanes will square off at noon at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center.
#25 Clemson 5, Louisville 2
SINGLES1. #52 Ayan Broomfield (CU) def. Jessie Lynn Paul (LOU) 6-2, 6-22. Sena Suswam (LOU) def. #20 Joana Eidukonyte (CU) 6-2, 6-33. Fernanda Navarro (CU) def. Ariana Rodriguez (LOU) 6-0, 6-34. Abbie Pahz (LOU) def. Ally Miller-Krasilnikov (CU) 6-3, 6-35. Tristen Dewar (CU) def. Elle Stokes (LOU) 6-0, 6-26. Daniela Ruiz (CU) def. Olivia Boesing (LOU) 6-4, 6-7 (8-10), 1-0 (10-6)Order of finish: 5,1,3,2,4,6
DOUBLES1. Ayan Broomfield/Fernanda Navarro (CU) def. Ariana Rodriguez/Sena Suswam (LOU) 6-42. Tristen Dewar/Ally Miller-Krasilnikov (CU) vs. Elle Stokes/Jessie Lynn Paul (LOU) 5-4. unfinished3. Joana Eidukonyte/Daniela Ruiz (CU) def. Olivia Boesing/Abbie Pahz (LOU) 6-4Order of finish: 1,3
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