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Feb 24, 2019

Clemson Wins Doubles Point, but Edged 4-3 at Louisville Sunday

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Clemson women’s tennis team won the doubles point, but suffered another difficult road loss in conference play on Sunday afternoon, falling 4-3 to Louisville in Louisville, Ky. With the loss, the Tigers are now 5-7 (1-3 ACC), while the Cardinals are 10-3 (2-1 ACC).

Seniors Marie-Alexandre Leduc and Fernanda Navarro won their match at the top doubles position against the Cards by a score of 6-1. The duo, which is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation, improved to 9-1 in dual matches with the win. Louisville picked up a win at No. 2, before the Tigers’ team of sophomores Alex Angyalosy and Laura Marti clinched the doubles point with a 6-3 win over the Cards on Court 3.

Marti continued her momentum from doubles into singles, earning a 6-3, 6-2 win on Court 6 to give Clemson an early 2-0 lead in the match. All five of the remaining singles matches went to three sets, but the Cardinals won four of them, at No. 2, 3, 4 and 5, to clinch the team victory. Leduc, the Tigers’ top singles player, won her three-set match, 7-6(2), 4-6, 6-4, at the No. 1 position. It was Leduc’s second three-set singles win of the weekend.

After three consecutive ACC road matches, the Tigers return home for two next weekend. Clemson hosts Virginia on Friday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m. and Boston College on Sunday, March 3 at 11 a.m. at the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility.