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No. 7 Miami Overpowers Clemson Saturday

No. 7 Miami Overpowers Clemson Saturday

CLEMSON, S.C. – The No. 7 Miami Hurricanes were too much for the Clemson women’s tennis team on Saturday afternoon, sweeping the Tigers 7-0 at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. With the loss, the 29th-ranked Tigers fell to 8-7 (6-4 ACC), while the Hurricanes, who won their ninth match in a row, improved to 13-4 (8-2 ACC).

The Tigers’ Tristen Dewar and Ally Miller-Krasilnikov started out hot in doubles play, leading 4-0 to open their match at No. 2, and winning by a final score of 6-2. The matches at No. 1 and 3 doubles were close through the first eight games, before Miami took the lead on both courts, ultimately winning 6-3 and 6-4, respectively, to secure the doubles point.

Although the Hurricanes swept the singles matches, the Tigers put up a good fight against their highly-ranked opponents. After losing their first sets 6-2, both Ayan Broomfield at No. 1 and Fernanda Navarro at No. 2 continued to fight, resulting in much closer second-set results. Broomfield fell 7-5 to fifth-ranked Stephanie Wagner and Navarro forced a tiebreak, falling 7-6(3) in her second set against the nation’s sixth-ranked singles player, Sinead Lohan. Joana Eidukonyte at No. 3 and Dewar at No. 4, both fell in close first sets, 7-6(5), before their Miami opponents closed out the second sets, 6-3 and 6-4, respectively.

Clemson plays two matches on the road next weekend, at No. 44 Notre Dame on Friday, April 8 and at Pittsburgh on Sunday, April 10. The match against the Irish starts at 3:30 p.m. in Notre Dame, Ind. and the match versus the Panthers is at 12 p.m. in Pittsburgh, Pa.

#29 Clemson 0, #7 Miami 7

SINGLES1. #5 Stephanie Wagner (UM) def. #52 Ayan Broomfield (CU) 6-2, 7-52. #6 Sinead Lohan (UM) def. Fernanda Navarro (CU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)3. #109 Wendy Zhang (UM) def. #20 Joana Eidukonyte (CU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-34. Silvia Fuentes (UM) def. Tristen Dewar (CU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-45. Clara Tanielian (UM) def. Ally Miller-Krasilnikov (CU) 6-3, 6-26. Ana Madcur (UM) def. Daniela Ruiz (CU) 7-5, 6-2Order of finish: 5,6,2,1,3,4

DOUBLES1. #9 Stephanie Wagner/Wendy Zhang (UM) def. Ayan Broomfield/Fernanda Navarro (CU) 6-32. Tristen Dewar/Ally Miller-Krasilnikov (CU) def. Sinead Lohan/Ana Madcur (UM) 6-23. Silvia Fuentes/Clementina Riobueno (UM) def. Joana Eidukonyte/Daniela Ruiz (CU) 6-4Order of finish: 2,1,3