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Apr 08, 2022

No. 1 North Carolina Defeat No. 57 Clemson

CARBORRO, N.C. – The No. 57 Clemson women’s tennis team (10-10, 2-8 ACC) fell to No. 1 North Carolina (22-0, 11-0 ACC) on Friday by a score of 7-0. Despite the loss, several Tigers put up strong performances against highly ranked opponents. 

In doubles, The No. 61 pair of Samantha Buyckx and Ali DeSpain managed to put the top-ranked pair of Fiona Crawley and Elizabeth Scotty on its heels, taking a 5-3 advantage. However, the match was abandoned at 5-4 after North Carolina clinched the doubles point. 

The Tar Heels carried the momentum into singles, winning each of the first five matches in straight sets. On Court 1, Clemson sophomore No. 107 Cristina Mayorova battled with No. 8 Cameron Morra, winning the first set 6-4, forcing the top-10 singles player into a decisive third-set. Morra barely held on to win the 10-point tiebreak 11-9 to complete the sweep. 

Up next, The Tigers will head up the road to Durham, N.C. to face No. Duke on Sunday. First serve is slated for noon.