CARY, N.C. – The Clemson women’s tennis team fell to Notre Dame 4-1 in the second round of the ACC Championships in Cary, N.C. on Thursday. With today’s win, the Irish avenged a 4-3 regular-season home loss to the Tigers just two weeks ago. Clemson fell to 10-10 overall with the loss, while Notre Dame is now 14-12.
Clemson’s Joana Eidukonyte and Fernanda Navarro, ranked 51st nationally, won their No. 1 doubles match 6-0 over their 38th-ranked opponent from Notre Dame. The Irish won on courts 2 and 3 to claim the doubles point and take a 1-0 lead.
The Irish won first sets on four singles courts, 1, 2, 4 and 5, but the Tigers rebounded and won the second set on all four courts, and seemed to have the momentum. Daniela Ruiz then tied the match at 1-1 with a straight-set win at No. 6 singles, 6-3, 6-3, before Notre Dame regained the momentum, and claimed the win with victories on courts 4, 1 and 5, in that order.
The Tigers will now await word on a possible NCAA Tournament bid. The NCAA selection show is on Tuesday, May 3 at 5 p.m. ET.
#47 Notre Dame 4, #29 Clemson 1
SINGLES1. #48 Quinn Gleason (ND) def. #50 Ayan Broomfield (CU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-12. #23 Joana Eidukonyte (CU) vs. #83 Monica Robinson (ND) 3-6, 6-2, 3-5, unfinished3. Fernanda Navarro (CU) vs. #107 Allison Miller (ND) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 4-2, unfinished4. Mary Closs (ND) def. Ally Miller-Krasilnikov (CU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-25. Brooke Broda (ND) def. Tristen Dewar (CU) 7-5, 3-6, 6-06. Daniela Ruiz (CU) def. Jane Fennelly (ND) 6-3, 6-3Order of finish: 6,4,1,5
DOUBLES1. #51 Joana Eidukonyte/Fernanda Navarro (CU) def. #38 Quinn Gleason/Monica Robinson (ND) 6-12. Mary Closs/Julie Vrabel (ND) def. Tristen Dewar/Ally Miller-Krasilnikov (CU) 6-43. Brooke Broda/Allison Miller (ND) def. Ayan Broomfield/Daniela Ruiz (CU) 6-3Order of finish: 1,3,2
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