ATHENS, Ga. — In a match versus the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs (4-0), the Clemson women’s tennis team (5-2) was on the wrong end of a 7-0 decision on Saturday. The Tigers were unable to pick up a point, with the Bulldogs earning the sweep at the Magill Tennis Complex.
The No. 56-ranked doubles pairing of Eleni Louka and Sydney Riley took the court at No. 1 for Clemson in doubles action. However, Georgia won on Courts 1 and 3 to secure the doubles point, with the match on Court 2 going unfinished.
Four of the Bulldogs’ six singles competitors entered the match sporting national rankings, and all four were victorious. At No. 3, Louka won the second set of her singles contest, but her opponent ultimately won the match 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to provide Georgia with the winning fourth point. Clemson’s Ali DeSpain won a hard-fought second set in her singles appearance, too. With the second set tied 6-6, DeSpain came out on top in the tiebreak to win the set 7-6, but she fell in the third set to cap off the 7-0 Bulldog triumph.
UP NEXTClemson will return home to the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility on Saturday, Feb. 8. The Tigers will face the Mercer Bears (1-4) at 11 a.m. and the South Carolina State Bulldogs (0-2) at 3 p.m. as part of a doubleheader in Clemson, S.C. The Tigers are 5-0 at home thus far this season.