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Apr 02, 2023

Clemson Falls Just Short at No. 12 Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 30 Clemson women’s tennis team dropped a tough match to No. 12 Virginia 4-3 on the road on Sunday. The Tigers dropped the doubles point and were unable to get the early singles wins needed to extend the match and pull off a comeback, but they did grab two ranked singles wins. 

“Team 48 is continuing to prove they can compete with the best in the country,” said Head Coach Amy Sargeant. “We have the biggest hearts and relentless fight, and If we can be a little more stingy, we can be a top-15 program.” 

The Cavaliers took the doubles point and won the first three singles matches to clinch the victory, but the remaining matches on Courts 2 and 3 were played out. Jenna Thompson’s opponent retired on Court 4, earning the Clemson junior a victory. 

Cristina Mayorova defeated the No. 43 player in the nation in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6.

The battle between No. 74 Dani Medvedeva and No. 89 Hibah Shaikh needed a third-set 10-point tiebreak to be decided. It was Medvedeva who ultimately came out on top, 6-4, 2-6, 10-6. 

“There are only positives to take away from this weekend, and we look forward to getting back on court this week and stepping up to another challenge at home.”

Up next, the Tigers will return to the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility to take on No. 20 Georgia Tech on Saturday, Apr. 8 at noon.