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Navarro Wins Flight 3 Singles Title at Furman Fall Classic

Navarro Wins Flight 3 Singles Title at Furman Fall Classic

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Freshman Fernanda Navarro won the Flight 3 Singles Championship on Sunday to highlight the Clemson women’s tennis team’s action at the Furman Fall Classic in Greenville. For the three-day tournament, four Tiger singles players were 8-4 combined, while two doubles teams were 4-2 on the weekend.

Navarro, a native of Guadalajara, Mexico, was a perfect 3-0 en route to the Flight 3 singles title, with wins over opponents from South Carolina, Florida State and Tennessee. Freshman Theresa Piontek took second place in the Flight 2 singles draw, reaching the title match by virtue of wins over players from Vanderbilt and Iowa, before falling to her Tennessee opponent in the final. Rookies Ally Miller-Krasilnikov and Jenny Moinard posted 1-1 records at Flight 3 and Flight 5, respectively, and Miller-Krasilnikov won a round-robin singles match to conclude singles play.

In doubles action, Navarro and Daniela Ruiz teamed up to finish third in the Flight 2 doubles draw, defeating a duo from Iowa to claim third place. Miller-Krasilnikov and Piontek posted a 2-1 record and placed third at Flight 3 doubles, winning their final match in a tiebreak over a split team with players from Furman and Iowa.

The Tigers return to the courts beginning on Oct. 4, when several members of the team travel to Hilton Head Island, S.C. for the Shipyard Cup ITF tournament. Senior Joana Eidukonyte travels to Pacific Palisades, Calif. from Oct. 8-11 to compete in the main singles draw at the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American.