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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!!!”

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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.

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