CLEMSON, S.C. – The 19th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team defeated NC State 7-0 on Sunday afternoon at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center in Raleigh, N.C. Sunday’s win was Clemson’s fourth 7-0 sweep in the last six matches. With the win, the Tigers move to 11-7 overall and 6-3 in ACC and the Wolfpack fall to 9-10 and 0-8 in the conference.
In doubles action, the Tigers quickly jumped out to a lead on all three courts. Daniela Ruiz and Joana Eidukonyte, playing at No. 3, defeated their NC State opponent 8-3 to start things off. Beatrice Gumulya and Jessy Rompies, ranked third in the country, followed right behind their teammates with an 8-5 win at No. 1. Tristen Dewar and Yuilynn Miao were up 6-3 but their match went unfinished when Gumulya and Rompies clinched the doubles point.
Leading 1-0, the Tigers kept rolling in singles play. Dewar, playing at No. 4, won in convincing fashion, downing her NC State opponent 6-1, 6-0. No. 119 Rompies followed with a win of her own, besting Nicole Martinez 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3. After falling in her first set, senior Gumulya, ranked 84th, rebounded to win 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2 and clinch the match for the Tigers. Eidukonyte, Clemson’s highest ranked singles player at No. 19, rallied back to win (1-6, 7-5, 6-4) after falling in her first set in the top spot in the lineup. Ruiz and Miao, playing in the No. 5 and 6 spots for the Tigers both added wins for the Tigers to complete the sweep.
After three consecutive road matches, Clemson returns home for two matches beginning Friday, April 3 against Pittsburgh at 2:30 p.m. The Tigers will then play Georgia Tech on Saturday, April 4 at 2:30.
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