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Tigers Best Eagles 6-1 Sunday Afternoon

Tigers Best Eagles 6-1 Sunday Afternoon

WATCH: (all seven points of Bea’s second-set tiebreak victory at No. 2 singles, which clinched the win over Boston College!)

CLEMSON, S.C. – The 20th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team won all six singles matches after losing the doubles point to defeat Boston College 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. Clemson is now 10-1 all-time against Boston College. The Tigers improved to 14-8 overall and 9-4 in the ACC, while the Eagles fell to 13-10 and 7-6 in the conference.

In doubles play, Beatrice Gumulya and Yuilynn Miao won in convincing fashion, downing their Boston College opponent 8-2 at No. 3, before Joana Eidukonyte and Tristen Dewar fell 1-8 at No. 2. The doubles point came down to the match on court one, where the action was back and forth throughout. Ultimately, Romy Koelzer and Daniela Ruiz fell 6-8 after a tough battle, and the Eagles claimed the doubles point.

The Tigers quickly rebounded in singles play as the top four Tigers in the lineup all won in straight sets. Eidukonyte, Clemson’s highest ranked player at No 15, won convincingly at No. 3, not losing a single point to her Eagle opponent, 6-0, 6-0. Dewar then picked up a win of her own, winning 6-0, 6-2 and giving the Tigers a lead they would not relinquish. 33rd-ranked Koelzer followed with a 6-2, 6-2 win over No. 97 Jessica Wacnik. Gumulya, ranked 64th, then defeated No. 101 Assiya Dair 6-1, 7-6(1). Daniela Ruiz fell in her first set at No. 5 but came from behind to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Yuilynn Miao also fell in her first set and rebounded, winning 4-6, 6-0, 6-4. Miao has now won four consecutive singles matches. 

The Tigers return to the courts Friday, April 17 at 2:30 p.m. against Notre Dame. The match will be the final regular season home match for Clemson and will be senior day for Koelzer, Gumulya, Miao and Jessy Rompies.