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Mar 03, 2019

Tigers Earn 6-1 Win Over No. 40 Boston College Sunday

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CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s tennis picked up a convincing 6-1 win over a solid 40th-ranked Boston College team on Sunday afternoon at the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility in Clemson, S.C. It was the first victory over a ranked opponent for the Clemson program in 2019. With the win, the Tigers improved to 6-8 overall (2-4 ACC), while the Eagles dropped to 9-5 (1-5 ACC).

For the second straight contest, Ally Miller-Krasilnikov and Sydney Riley won their doubles match at No. 2, defeating their Eagles’ opponents 6-4. Marie-Alexandre Leduc and Fernanda Navarro clinched the doubles point for the Tigers, downing Boston College’s top duo at No. 1 by a score of 6-2.

The Tigers quickly clinched the match in singles play, with No. 82 Fernanda Navarro, Alex Angyalosy and Marie-Alexandre Leduc each winning in straight sets, at No. 2, No. 5 and No. 1, respectively and in that order. Laura Marti at No. 6 singles and Ally Miller-Krasilnikov at No. 4 both won in third-set super tiebreakers to give Clemson the 6-1 team victory.

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“I was so happy for our team today, upsetting their first ranked program of the season, Boston College," said Head Coach Nancy Harris. "I was so proud of our team's rally back after a tough 4-3 loss Friday against No. 20 Virginia. The 6-1 win against BC today was convincing and a breakthrough for our team. Congratulations to our Clemson team and staff and a great thanks to our Tiger fans!!!”


  • Senior Fernanda Navarro, ranked 82nd nationally in singles, improved to 7-4 on the season with her singles win over Boston College. Navarro leads the Tigers in dual singles wins, and all seven of her victories have come in straight sets.
  • Sophomore Laura Marti’s win over the Eagles was her third-consecutive singles win, as entering the match, she was coming off wins over Louisville on Feb. 24 and Virginia on March 1. Marti has a team-best 4-1 record in ACC singles matches on the season.
  • Navarro and fellow senior Marie-Alexandre Leduc, currently ranked first in the nation in doubles, returned to their winning ways against the Eagles, winning their match at No. 1 to improve to 10-2 in dual matches. The duo is now 22-5 overall in 2018-19, and has a 5-1 record in ACC doubles matches.
  • Senior Ally Miller-Krasilnikov and junior Sydney Riley earned two ACC doubles wins on the weekend, defeating their Virginia opponent 6-4 on Friday and downing their Eagles counterpart 6-4 on Sunday.
  • The win over No. 40 Boston College was the Tigers first win over a ranked opponent in 2019, as they are now 1-4 against ranked teams this season. The Tigers came close against No. 20 Virginia on Friday, March 1, losing 4-3. Other ranked losses were to top-15 opponents (No. 5 Georgia, No. 15 South Carolina and No. 15 Florida State).

The Tigers have two road matches against two more highly-ranked opponents next week, beginning with a Friday, March 8 contest at No. 11 NC State at 2 p.m. in Raleigh, N.C. On Sunday, March 10, they square off against the No. 1 team in the nation, North Carolina, in Chapel Hill, N.C. at 1 p.m.