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Apr 04, 2019

Clemson Hosts No. 4 Duke Friday, No. 34 Georgia Tech Sunday

Who: Clemson Tigers (8-12. 2-8 ACC) vs. No. 4 Duke Blue Devils (17-2, 9-1 ACC)
When: Friday, April 5, 12 p.m.
Where: Duckworth Family Tennis Facility, Clemson, S.C.
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Promotion: Tennis Ball Toss for a chance to win a TV!

Who: Clemson Tigers (8-12. 2-8 ACC) vs. No. 34 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (11-9, 6-5 ACC)
When: Sunday, April 7, 3 p.m.
Where: Duckworth Family Tennis Facility, Clemson, S.C.
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Promotion: #SundaeSunday, Free ice cream sundaes for the first 100 fans.

Clemson Notes: 

  • The Clemson women’s tennis team hosts two more ranked opponents this weekend, No. 4 Duke on Friday, April 5 at 12 p.m. and No. 34 Georgia Tech on Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m.
  • The matches against the Blue Devils and Yellow Jackets this weekend will be the Tigers’ fourth in a row against ranked opponents, while eight of their last 10 matches have come against ranked opponents.
  • After Sunday’s match vs. Georgia Tech, Clemson will have faced a total of 11 opponents ranked in the ITA polls, including eight in the top-25 and three in the top-five nationally.
  • Seniors Marie-Alexandre Leduc and Fernanda Navarro are ranked No. 4 in the nation in doubles, according to the ITA poll released on April 2. The duo has a 12-4 dual match record in 2019 (5-3 in ACC dual matches) and a 24-7 overall record for the 2018-19 season.
  • Leduc is currently ranked 79th nationally in singles. The senior from Saguenay, Quebec is 9-7 in dual matches, and has faced 10 ranked singles opponents, playing all but one of her matches at No. 1 singles.
  • Navarro is ranked 121st in the nation in singles. The senior and native of Guadalajara, Mexico is 8-7 in dual matches (11-8 overall), and has faced seven ranked players, playing primarily at No. 2 singles.
  • Leduc leads the Tigers in dual singles wins with eight, while sophomore Laura Marti leads the team in ACC dual singles wins, with five.

ITA Rankings: 

Maria Mateas (Duke) – 11th
Kenya Jones (Georgia Tech) – 13th
Meible Chi (Duke) – 18th
Kelly Chen (Duke) – 26th
Marie-Alexandre Leduc (Clemson) – 79th
Fernanda Navarro (Clemson) – 121st

Marie-Alexandre Leduc & Fernanda Navarro (Clemson) – 4th
Ellyse Hamlin & Kaitlyn McCarthy (Duke) – 23rd
Meible Chi & Kaitlyn McCarthy (Duke) – 34th
Kelly Chen & Ellyse Hamlin (Duke) – 59th
Kenya Jones & Jeannette Lin (Georgia Tech) – 69th
Margaryta Bilokin & Maria Mateas (Duke) – 81st