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Apr 16, 2019

Tigers Face Virginia Tech in ACC Championship First Round Wednesday

Who: Clemson Tigers (10-14, 4-10 ACC) vs. Virginia Tech (8-15, 2-12 ACC)
When: Wednesday, April 17, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Cary Tennis Park, Cary, N.C.
ACC Championship Info:

Clemson Notes: 

  • The Clemson women’s team is the No. 12 seed in the 2019 ACC Championship, and faces No. 13-seeded Virginia Tech in the first round of the tournament on Wednesday, April 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C.
  • When Clemson and Virginia Tech met during the regular season, on Feb. 8 at the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility, the Tigers won a 5-2 decision, in which they won the doubles point, and Fernanda Navarro, Sydney Riley, Alex Angyalosy and Laura Marti earned singles victories.
  • The Tigers are coming off of two home wins to conclude the ACC regular season, a 6-1 victory over Pitt on April 12 and a 4-3 upset over No. 31 Syracuse on April 14.
  • Out of their 24 regular season matches, the Tigers faced 12 opponents ranked in the ITA poll, including eight in the top-25 and three in the top-five in the nation.
  • Marie-Alexandre Leduc and Fernanda Navarro are currently ranked ninth in the nation in doubles, according to the ITA poll released on April 16. The duo is 27-8 overall in 2018-19, including 15-5 in dual matches and 8-4 in ACC dual matches.
  • Both seniors are also ranked in the ITA singles poll, as Leduc is listed at 89th nationally, and Navarro is 110th. Leduc has been a mainstay at No. 1 singles for the Tigers all season, while Navarro has played the No. 2 position.

ITA Rankings:

Natalie Novotna (Virginia Tech) – 88th
Marie-Alexandre Leduc (Clemson) – 89th
Fernanda Navarro (Clemson) – 110th

Marie-Alexandre Leduc & Fernanda Navarro (Clemson) – 9th
Natalie Novotna & Rita Pinto (Virginia Tech) – 78th