SYRACUSE, N.Y. – In a matchup of tightly contested battles across the board, Clemson (6-5, 0-4 ACC) fell to Syracuse (7-4, 1-3 ACC) 4-0 despite taking five of six singles matches to third sets.
The doubles point came down to a tiebreak on Court 2. Ultimately, Samantha Buyckx and Ali Despain came up just short and dropped their match 7-6, sending Clemson into singles play down 1-0.
The Tigers came into singles prepared for battle, as five of the six matches needed third sets to determine a winner. Following an extended delay due to a lighting issue, Cristina Mayorova fell on Court 1 and Eleni Louka dropped her battle and the remaining matches were abandoned.
“This was such a tight match on every court!” said Head Coach Christy Lynch. “We had opportunities to clinch the doubles point, but the girls fought hard in singles and we just came up a little short. We’re excited to finally be back home these next few weekends!”
Up next, Clemson returns to the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility for a matchup with Notre Dame on Friday, March 11. First serve is scheduled for 3 p.m.