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Jan 20, 2019

Clemson Concludes Duckworth Classic with Two More Wins

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s tennis team defeated College of Charleston and Presbyterian College on Sunday afternoon to conclude play in the Duckworth Classic. With the two wins, the Tigers improved to 4-0 on the young season, while the Cougars dropped to 1-2 and the Blue Hose fell to 0-1. Sunday’s two matches concluded the opening weekend festivities at the Tigers’ brand new Duckworth Family Tennis Facility.

Clemson 4, College of Charleston 0
The Tigers won the doubles point with wins on all three courts. Marie-Alexandre Leduc and Fernanda Navarro, ranked third nationally, won 6-0 at No. 1, followed by Laura Marti and Ally Miller-Krasilnikov at No. 3 and Sydney Riley and Tate Schroeder at No. 2. Leduc and Navarro opened singles play with quick 6-0, 6-1 victories at No. 1 and No. 2, in that order. Schroeder clinched the Tiger win, downing her Cougar opponent 6-4, 6-1 at No. 4 singles.

Photos by Jacob Thompson:

Clemson 4, Presbyterian College 1
Clemson swept the all three doubles matches, for the second time on the day. The Blue Hose picked up a point via walkover at No. 6 singles, but the Tigers rebounded to win three straight. Navarro and Schroeder both picked up their second singles wins of the day, at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Miller-Krasilnikov provided the final point of the match, winning 6-1, 6-4 at No. 5 singles.

Photos by Kim  Montuoro:

“What a terrific weekend for our Clemson Tigers and their play in the Duckworth Family Classic. The opening of the new facility starting with Mr. Ed Duckworth’s first serve on Friday was exciting, emotional and so memorable. Our Inaugural Team has so much to be thankful for starting with Ed and Jane Duckworth, who dedicated their lives for the last eight years to raise funds for our new Duckworth Family Tennis Center. In addition, we are thankful to our athletic director Dan Radakovich whose vision to place all Clemson athletic teams amongst the nation’s best programs supported the building of this incredible facility.

“Our team brought their spirit, their hard work and focus to win four important matches over the last three days and I couldn’t be more thankful for their efforts, as well as for our fans who cheered the team to victory. The opening weekend of the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility is a memory we will all have forever. Go Tigers!”


  • Including Sunday’s two victories, Clemson outscored its opponents 16-3 on the weekend, also winning twice on Friday, 4-0 vs. Charleston Southern and 4-2 vs. Charlotte.
  • The Tigers won the doubles point in both matches on Sunday, and have now claimed the doubles point in three out of their first four matches.
  • Leduc and Navarro, ranked third nationally in the ITA’s final fall doubles poll after winning the national title at the 2018 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships, are now 4-0 on the spring season.
  • Leduc, Navarro and Schroeder are all 3-0 in singles play on the young season.
  • In Clemson’s four wins on the season, Schroeder has clinched two victories, while Marti and Miller-Krasilnikov have provided the deciding point once each.
  • The two wins on Sunday put Head Coach Nancy Harris 550 all-time career wins as a head coach. Harris has a 550-249 record, which includes 22 seasons at Clemson and nine at Auburn University Montgomery. For her Clemson career, the Tigers’ leader now has a 352-202 record.

Clemson travels to Tallahassee, Fla. for the ITA Kickoff Weekend on Jan. 25-26. The Tigers face LSU on Friday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m., and then either Florida State or Tennessee on Saturday, Jan. 26.