ROME, Ga. – The 12th-seeded Clemson women’s tennis team (13-13, 3-10 ACC) dropped a hard-fought battle in the second round of the ACC Tournament to No. 3 NC State by a final score of 4-0. The loss came the day after the Tigers won their first ACC Tournament match since 2017.
The No. 42 doubles pair in the nation in Samantha Buyckx and Ali DeSpain gave the No. 2 pair a battle on Court 1, going up 4-2, but NC State clinched the point and the Court 1 match was abandoned.
In singles play, Jenna Thompson and Dani Medvedeva each won the first set, but the Wolfpack took care of business and won three matches in straight sets to clinch the match.
“Congratulations to NC State! They have a great team and are No. 3 in the nation for a reason,” praised Head Coach Christy Lynch, who won her first ACC Tournament game as the Tigers’ head coach on Wednesday. “Our team is heading in the right direction. At the end of the day, our girls have gained much this year by demonstrating discipline, perseverance and a commitment to excellence. I’m proud of each of our girls and our staff and we are all excited to look forward to the future and striving to improve. The best is yet to come. Go Tigers!”