Spartanburg, S.C. — After a pair of 7-0 victories on Sunday, the Clemson women’s tennis team advances to 11-5 on the season which marks the best start by the program since 2014. This season the Tigers have registered eight shutout wins, which is the most by the program since 2015 when it recorded nine. Additionally, Clemson’s eight shutouts came in 7-0 fashion and marks the most 7-0 shutouts in program history since the sport switched to the seven-point format in 2001.
The Tigers jumped out to an early lead, securing the doubles point after winning lines two and three, 6-1 and 6-2, respectively. Clemson also dominated in singles, winning each opportunity in straight-sets. Senior Sydney Riley registered her 11-straight singles victory on court four to give Clemson the 2-0 edge before Eleni Louka notched a 6-3, 6-0 win over Georgia Fischer in the No. 2 position. Tate Schroeder clinched the match for the Tigers at line one, defeating Jenna Vroman, 6-1, 7-5.
In its second match of the day, Clemson dominated yet again, taking the doubles point after a pair of 6-1 wins at the one and three positions. For the second time in the day, each Tiger earned singles victories in straight-sets. This time Louka earned the first point fo Clemson at line one while No. 3 Ali DeSpain, who clinched the match after defeating Gabriella Cevallos, 6-1, 6-1. Additionally, Riley won her court two matchup with Morgan Valentine, 6-2, 6-4, which extended her match winning streak to 12 matches.
Up Next: The Tigers return home for another three-match weekend. On Friday, the Tigers host Florida State at noon. Then on Sunday, Clemson hosts No. 3 NC State and non-conference opponent Troy at noon and 5 p.m., respectively. All matches next weekend will be played at The Duckworth Family Tennis Facility.
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