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Jan 10, 2024

Season Debut at the Duel in the Desert

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Tigers are bound for California as they embark on their Spring season tournament opener at the Duel in the Desert in Indian Wells. The tournament begins on Jan. 11 and runs through Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The tournament will feature matchups between Iowa State, Arkansas, and Kansas. 

The tournament format will be a hidden dual, and the schedule will be as follows:

Thursday, Jan. 11

12 p.m. – Kansas vs. Clemson 

12 p.m. – Iowa State vs. Arkansas

Friday, Jan. 12

12 p.m. – Kansas vs. Iowa State

12 p.m. – Clemson vs. Arkansas

Saturday, Jan. 13

12 p.m. – Kansas vs. Arkansas

12 p.m. – Clemson vs. Iowa State

“Starting off with the Duel in the Desert tournament will allow us to compete right away against some really good competition,” head coach Boomer Saia says. “We are looking to take steps with our games each day to adequately prepare us for our home openers next weekend.”

This tournament will serve as a season debut for freshman Alina Tsyurpalevych. The team sees the return of seniors Sophia Hatton, Cristina Mayorova, Daniella Medvedeva, and Jenna Thompson. Leigh Van Zyl and Alex Anttila will also look to make a difference in their junior seasons. 

For the most up-to-date information regarding the results of the tournament, please check our social media on Instagram, X, and Facebook @ClemsonWTEN.