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Feb 27, 2021

Louka/Thompson, Mayorova Earn Ranked Wins as No. 14 Georgia Tech Outlasts Clemson

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Clemson, S.C. — The Clemson women’s tennis team (5-6, 0-3 ACC) was edged by No. 14 Georgia Tech (9-5, 2-1 ACC) in a 4-3 thriller on Saturday afternoon. Eleni Louka and Jenna Thompson downed the nation’s fifth-ranked doubles pair while Cristina Mayorova earned the first ranked win of her collegiate career.

The Tigers took an early lead in doubles as Louka and Thompson notched a 6-4 victory over No. 5 Victoria Flores and Kenya Jones at line one. However, losses on Courts 2 and 3 gave the Yellow Jackets an early 1-0 lead in the match.

A loss at No. 2 singles gave Georgia Tech a 2-0 edge before the Tigers surged back with three-straight victories to lead, 3-2. First, Sophia Hatton defeated Ava Hrastar, 6-3, 6-2, on Court 3. Mayorova followed closely behind with a line four victory over No. 123 Gia Cohen, 6-4, 6-3. At No. 5, Mackenzy Middlebrooks topped Monika Dedaj, 6-4, 6-2. Despite the effort, the Tigers dropped decisions at lines six and one, respectively, sealing the Yellow Jacket victory.

Of Note:

  • Eleni Louka and Jenna Thompson earned their first ranked victory as a doubles pair and their first over a top-5 team
  • Cristina Mayorova defeated her first ranked opponent, improving to 3-1 at No. 4
  • Christy Lynch falls in her first career match against her former team and alma mater

Up Next:

The Tigers return to action at The Duckworth Family Tennis Facility tomorrow afternoon when they face Kennesaw State. First serve is slated for 5 p.m.