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Apr 15, 2022

Buyckx & DeSpain Pick up Big Doubles Win as Tigers Fall to No. 8 Cavaliers

CLEMSON, S.C. – Samantha Buyckx and Ali DeSpain picked up a doubles win over the No. 11 pair in the country on Friday afternoon, but it was not enough as the No. 8 Virginia Cavaliers (17-4, 9-3 ACC) took down the No. 57 Tigers (10-12, 2-10 ACC) by a final score of 7-0. 

No. 70 Buyckx and DeSpain defeated Virginia’s No. 11 Emma Navarro and Hibah Shaikh in convincing fashion, 6-1 on Court 1. The Cavaliers still managed however to win the other two matches to secure the double point. 

Virginia, led by No. 1 singles player Emma Navarro came out and clinched the match quickly, winning each of the first four singles matches to finish. DeSpain and Buyckx were the two Tigers to take their matches to a third set, but neither were able to finish the job and Virginia closed out the victory. 

Up next, the Tigers round out their regular season on Sunday at home against Virginia Tech. First serve is slated for noon.