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Mar 31, 2019

Leduc’s Singles Upset Highlights Tigers’ Day in Loss at No. 20 Florida State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Senior Marie-Alexandre Leduc upset the nation’s 26th-ranked singles player, and sophomore Laura Marti also earned a singles win, but No. 20 Florida State was victorious, 5-2, over the Clemson women’s tennis team on Sunday afternoon at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center in Tallahassee, Fla. With the loss, the Tigers dropped to 8-12 (2-8 ACC), while the Seminoles improved to 16-4 (8-2 ACC) with the win.

Two of the three doubles matches were closely-contested, but the Seminoles won at No. 2 and No. 3 to take a 1-0 lead in the match.

In singles play, the Seminoles won at No. 2-5 singles, but Leduc, at No. 1, and Marti, at No. 6, earned wins at the top and bottom of the lineup to provide the 5-2 final margin. Leduc, ranked 125th nationally, upset 26th-ranked Carla Touly in three sets, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Marti also won in three sets, defeating Andrea Garcia by a score of 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.


  • Senior Marie-Alexandre Leduc earned her second win of the season over a nationally-ranked singles opponent on Sunday. The win over No. 26 Carla Touly was Leduc’s highest-ranked upset of the season, as her previous ranked win was over an opponent ranked No. 101 nationally.
  • Leduc is now 9-7 in dual matches in 2019, and has played all but one of those matches at the No. 1 singles position.
  • The nine dual singles wins put Leduc in the team lead in that category.
  • Sophomore Laura Marti improved to 5-3 in ACC play with her win at No. 6 singles. Marti’s five ACC dual singles wins rank first on the Clemson team in that category.

The Tigers have two matches at home at the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility next weekend, their first home matches since March 3. On Friday, April 5, Clemson hosts Duke at 12 p.m. and on Sunday, April 7, the Tigers host Georgia Tech at 3 p.m.