Winston-Salem, N.C. – The six Clemson women’s tennis competitors have been eliminated from title contention following day two of play at the ITA Carolina Regional.
All three Tigers that participated in the singles main draw fell in the opening round of competition but managed to pick up wins in each of their consolation matches. Senior Mackenzy Middlebrooks battled to a 6-3, 4-6, 10/6, victory over Western Carolina’s Jordan Strickland and freshman Ali DeSpain notched a, 6-3, 6-4, win against Ema Lazic of Duke. Freshman Eleni Louka also earned a victory over North Carolina Central’s Frida Cnossen due to walkover.
Despite being eliminated from the singles qualification bracket yesterday, Sydney Riley, Laura Marti and Zaina Nait Omar also competed in consolation games on Friday. The Tigers will take the court again on Saturday for more consolation matches.
Julia Adams (Furman) def. Eleni Louka – 6-3, 6-3
Sophia Patel (North Carolina) def. Mackenzy Middlebrooks – 6-4, 6-2
Cameron Morra (North Carolina) def. Ali DeSpain – 6-3, 6-0
Eleni Louka def. Frida Cnossen (North Carolina Central) – W.O
Mackenzy Middlebrooks def. Jordan Strickland (Western Carolina) – 6-3, 4-6, 10/6
Ali DeSpain def. Ema Lazic (Duke) – 6-3, 6-4
9:00 am Mackenzy Middlebrooks vs. Slade Coetzee (Charleston)
10:45 am Eleni Louka vs. Anika Yarlagadda (North Carolina)
10:45 am Ali DeSpain vs. Elizabeth Truluck (Davidson)
TBD Sydney Riley
TBD Laura Marti
TBD Zaina Nait Omar