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No. 8 North Carolina Outlasts No. 23 Clemson, 5-2, on Sunday

April 1, 2012

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CLEMSON, SC – The 23rd-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team gave No. 8 North Carolina all they could handle on Sunday at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. In the end, The Tar Heels (16-4, 6-0 ACC) outlasted Clemson (11-8, 4-3 ACC), 5-2, to hand the Tigers a second consecutive defeat to a top-ten opponent. Four singles matches went to three sets, and the match was not decided for more than four hours on the outdoor courts, which saw temperatures in the mid-eighties. Clemson received three-set singles wins from Hoke Sloan Tennis Center – Clemson, SCDoubles:1. #4 Featherston/McHale (NC) def. #17 Bek/Wong (CU), 9-8 (10)2. #71 Lyons/Hemm (NC) def. Gumulya/Kölzer(CU), 9-73. Kochanova/Vyskocilova (CU) def. Suarez-Malaguti/Price (NC), 9-7Order of Finish: 2,3,1*Singles:1.  #33 Lauren McHale (NC) def. #55 Romy Kölzer (CU), 7-5, 6-36. Tessa Lyons (NC) def. Monika Kochanova (CU), 7-6(4), 6-2Order of Finish: 5,6,4,3,2,1