Clemson, S.C. — The Clemson women’s tennis team snapped its two-game losing streak on Saturday after earning a pair of victories against Mercer (1-5) and South Carolina State (0-3) on home court. The Tigers advance to 7-2 on the season following Saturday’s matches.
The Tigers took control of the match early as Mackenzy Middlebrooks/Zaina Nait Omar and Tate Schroeder/Lana Sipek dominated their matches to secure the doubles point for Clemson. Seniors led the singles effort for the Tigers as Middlebrooks blanked her opponent while Schroeder and Sydney Riley added a pair of straight set victories to clinch the match against Mercer. Freshmen Lana Sipek, Ali DeSpain and Zaina Nait Omar added three more points for the Tigers to complete the first sweep of the day.
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Against South Carolina State the Tigers jumped to an early lead as Laura Marti/ DeSpain and Schroeder/Sipek each earned 6-1 victories to take the doubles point. In singles action, Riley tallied the first point, shutting out her opponent 6-0, 6-0. Middlebrooks and DeSpain quickly scored two more points to clinch the match for Clemson. Schroeder, Marti and Sipek also notched victories to close out the match.
Up Next: The Tigers open ACC action on the road Friday when they head to Virginia Tech. Clemson will be back in The Duckworth Family Tennis Facility on Feb. 16 to host Wake Forest.