CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s tennis team picked up a 5-2 victory over Furman on Saturday at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center in Clemson, S.C. With the win, the Tigers improved to 3-5 on the season, while the Paladins dropped to 7-5.
Clemson started out the match by winning two matches to clinch the doubles point. Ayan Broomfield and Marie-Alexandre Leduc opened with a 6-4 win at No. 1. Then Fernanda Navarro and Daniela Ruiz clinched the doubles point, defeating their Furman opponent by a score of 6-3 at No. 3 doubles.
Furman claimed the first singles victory of the day, at No. 6, to tie the team score at 1-1, but the Tigers then rattled off four straight wins. Leduc won her second-straight match at No. 3 singles, 6-4, 6-3, and Constanza Gorches downed her Paladin opponent 6-3, 7-5 at No. 5 to put Clemson up 3-1. Freshman Sydney Riley clinched the team victory for the Tigers with a 7-5, 7-6(4) win at No. 4. Navarro also won in a second-set tiebreak, 7-5, 7-6(1) at No. 2, before Broomfield fell in three sets at No. 1 to provide the final score of 5-2.
The Tigers return to Atlantic Coast Conference action next Friday, March 3 when they travel to Chapel Hill to face No. 3 North Carolina. The match between Clemson and the Tar Heels is set to begin at 3 p.m.
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