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Mar 29, 2019

Riley Wins, but No. 29 Miami Tops Tigers in Coral Gables Friday

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Junior Sydney Riley picked up a singles win, but the Clemson women’s tennis team could not outlast 29th-ranked Miami on its home court on Friday, as the Tigers dropped a 6-1 decision to the Hurricanes. With the loss, Clemson dropped to 8-11 (2-7 ACC), and Miami improved to 12-5 (5-4 ACC).

The Hurricanes clinched the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3, however, the Tigers’ duo of Riley and senior Ally Miller-Krasilnikov earned a 6-3 win at No. 2 doubles. The pair has now won its last five doubles matches in a row.

Singles play was close on four of the six courts, but Miami picked up wins at No. 1, No. 6, No. 3, No. 5 and No. 2 to earn the first five singles points. Riley, after winning the first set 7-5, dropped the second 3-6 to advance to a 10-point super tiebreaker, which she won 10-8 to take the match and earn a point for the Tigers.

“I was proud of our team’s fight in their play today, in both singles and doubles. We competed well but didn’t take advantage of the opportunities we created for ourselves in the doubles, and didn’t finish points when we did use the opportunity. In singles, we also competed well but got outplayed on defense. Congratulations to the ‘Canes for their win today. Looking forward our next ACC match with FSU!”


  • The match against the No. 29 Hurricanes was the Tigers’ eighth against a ranked opponent this season. Clemson has faced a ranked opponent in five of its last seven matches.
  • With their win at No. 2 doubles, Ally Miller-Krasilnikov and Sydney Riley won their fifth consecutive match. After starting the season 1-6, the duo is now 6-6 (3-3 ACC) in dual matches on the season.
  • With her three-set win at No. 4 singles, Riley has now won her last two singles matches.

Clemson faces another ranked opponent, it’s sixth in eight matches, on Sunday, March 31 in Tallahassee, Fla. when the Tigers take on the Seminoles in a 12 p.m. contest.