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Former Tiger Wong Wins Professional Doubles Title

Former Tiger Wong Wins Professional Doubles Title

Former Clemson women’s tennis player Keri Wong won the ITF Doubles Title at the Caracas, Venezuela $25,000 tournament this weekend. Wong, who graduated from Clemson in May of 2012, paired with Maria Fernanda Alvarez-Teran of Bolivia for the 6-1, 6-2 win in the finals. 

It is the first professional title for Wong, who is Clemson’s second-leading doubles wins leader, and ascended as high as No. 1 in the nation during her junior and senior seasons. Wong, who hails from Jackson, Mississippi, is a two-time doubles All-American and two- time All-ACC selection. 

Wong and Alvarez were the No. 4 seed in the 16-team doubles draw, and knocked off the No. 1 seed in the semifinals with a 4-6, 6-3, [18-16] win in three sets to advance to the finals. Since graduating from Clemson in May, Wong is 13-6 overall in the main draw of tournaments around the world. 

Her previous best finish was a loss in the finals in October. During that match, Wong and her doubles partner, Kristi Boxx, who played at Mississippi, fell to Wong’s current doubles partner in three sets.