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Tigers Dominate Duckworth Winter Classic

Tigers Dominate Duckworth Winter Classic

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Tigers won flight championships in all four singles flights and all three doubles flights on Sunday to conclude the two-day Duckworth Winter Classic at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center. For the tournament, Clemson players were 16-2 in singles play and 10-1 in doubles matches.

In doubles action, Clemson’s Beatrice Gumulya and Jessy Rompies, ranked second in the nation, won all three of their matches at flight one to win the flight title, while Tristen Dewar and Romy Koelzer were 3-0 at flight two and Joana Eidukonyte and Daniela Ruiz were 3-0 at flight three to claim their respective flight championships.

Koelzer was 3-0 in singles play at flight one, claiming the championship for the top singles draw. Dewar won the flight two singles title with a 2-0 record, while Rompies was 3-0 and took top honors at flight three singles. Carola Pederzani posted a 3-0 record in round robin singles play to win the flight championship at four.

The Tigers return to action next weekend when they host the ITA Kickoff Weekend on Saturday, Jan. 24 and Sunday, Jan. 25. Clemson faces Winthrop on Saturday at 1 p.m., while Purdue and Washington square off in the 9 a.m. match at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center. On Sunday, the consolation match is set for 9 a.m., while Saturday’s two winners meet in the championship match at 1 p.m., with a berth in the ITA Team Indoor Championships in Charlottesville, Va. on Feb. 5-8 on the line.



Flight OneQF – #85 Romy Koelzer (Clemson) def. Nicolin Luecke (Charleston Southern) 6-2, 6-1QF – #27 Joana Eidukonyte (Clemson) def. Mi’Kola Cooper (Charleston Southern) 6-0, 6-2SF – #85 Romy Koelzer (Clemson) def. Marketa Placha (Charleston Southern) 7-5, 7-5SF – #27 Joana Eidukonyte (Clemson) def. Yvonne Hubler (Charleston Southern) 6-2, 6-0FINAL – #85 Romy Koelzer (Clemson) def. #27 Joana Eidukonyte (Clemson) 1-6, 6-2, 4-3, retiredCHAMPION: #85 Romy Koelzer 

Flight TwoQF – Beatrice Gumulya (Clemson) – BYEQF – Tristen Dewar (Clemson) def. Sophie Cloessner (Charleston Southern) 6-4, 6-1SF – Tristen Dewar (Clemson) def. Angelica Sidorenko (Charleston Southern) 6-3, 6-2SF – Beatrice Gumulya (Clemson) def. Alexandra Mercado (Kennesaw State) 6-1, 6-0FINAL – Tristen Dewar (Clemson) def. Beatrice Gumulya (Clemson), walkoverCHAMPION: Tristen Dewar

Flight ThreeQF – Jessy Rompies (Clemson) def. Kristen Farmer (Charleston Southern) 6-0, 6-1QF – Daniela Ruiz (Clemson) def. Annika Wagner (Charleston Southern) 6-1, 7-6SF – Jessy Rompies (Clemson) def. Gabriela Srodowski (Charleston Southern) 6-1, 6-1SF – Daniela Ruiz (Clemson) def. Isabela Castro (Kennesaw State) 6-0, 6-0FINAL – Jessy Rompies (Clemson) def. Daniela Ruiz (Clemson) 6-0, 6-1CHAMPION: Jessy Rompies

Round Robin Four1 – Carola Pederzani (Clemson) def. Abbie Grant (Kennesaw State) 6-1, 6-12 – Carola Pederzani (Clemson) def. Meagan Evans (Charleston Southern) 6-3, 6-23 – Carola Pederzani (Clemson) def. Gabriela Bueno (Kennesaw State) 6-4, 6-0CHAMPION: Carola Pederzani


Round Robin One1 – #2 Beatrice Gumulya/Jessy Rompies (Clemson) def. Yvonne Hubler/Nicolin Luecke (Charleston Southern) 6-02 – #2 Beatrice Gumulya/Jessy Rompies (Clemson) def. Virginie Stein/Alexandra Mercado (Kennesaw State) 7-53 – #2 Beatrice Gumulya/Jessy Rompies (Clemson) def. Angelica Sidorenko/Mi’Kola Cooper (Charleston Southern) 6-0CHAMPION: #2 Beatrice Gumulya/Jessy Rompies (Clemson)

Round Robin Two1 – Tristen Dewar/Romy Koelzer (Clemson) def. Valeria Koussenkova/Marketa Placha (Charleston Southern) 6-22 – Tristen Dewar/Romy Koelzer (Clemson) def. Jana Hueckinghaus/Cristina Martin (Kennesaw State) 6-13 – Tristen Dewar/Romy Koelzer (Clemson) def. Gabriela Srodowski/Chanel Bell (Charleston Southern) 6-2CHAMPION: Tristen Dewar/Romy Koelzer (Clemson)

Flight ThreeQF – Joana Eidukonyte/Daniela Ruiz (Clemson) def. Abbie Grant/Ashleigh De Wet (Kennesaw State) 6-0QF – Sophie Cloessner/Annika Wagner (Charleston Southern) def. Yuilynn Miao/Carola Pederzani (Clemson) 7-5SF – Joana Eidukonyte/Daniela Ruiz (Clemson) def. Meagan Evans/Kristen Farmer (Charleston Southern) 6-2C-SF – Yuilynn Miao/Carola Pederzani (Clemson) def. Abbie Grant/Ashleigh De Wet (Kennesaw State) 6-2FINAL – Joana Eidukonyte/Daniela Ruiz (Clemson) def. Sophie Cloessner/Annika Wagner (Charleston Southern) 6-1CHAMPION: Joana Eidukonyte/Daniela Ruiz (Clemson)