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Dec 18, 2018

Tigers Finalize 2019 Schedule

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CLEMSON, S.C. – One month from today, the Clemson women’s tennis team will play the very first match in the history of the brand new, state-of-the-art Duckworth Family Tennis Facility, when it opens its spring season on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. As part of the Duckworth Classic, the Tigers and Head Coach Nancy Harris, now in her 22nd season at the helm of the Clemson program, host Charleston Southern at 1 p.m. and Charlotte at 4 p.m.

The doubleheader on Jan. 18 officially opens a highly-competitive slate of 24 matches for 2019, including 13 against opponents that earned a berth in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Of those 13, nine of the Tigers’ 2019 opponents reached the second round and seven advanced to the Round of 16. In addition, Clemson faces four of the eight NCAA Quarterfinalist teams from last season, and two of the four national semifinalists.

On Jan. 20, the Tigers conclude the Duckworth Classic against College of Charleston and Mercer, before heading to Tallahassee, Fla. for the ITA Kick-off Weekend on Jan. 25-26, where they face LSU in the first round, and then Florida State or Tennessee in the second.

Clemson returns to the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility on Jan. 31 to host in-state rival South Carolina, followed by another SEC foe, Georgia, on Feb. 2. From Feb. 8-11, the Tigers will be in Seattle, Wash. for the 2019 ITA Team Indoor Championship, with an ACC match potentially planned for Feb. 8, should Clemson and Virginia Tech both not advance to the prestigious national tournament by winning their respective ITA Kick-off Weekend events.

Over the last two weeks of February, Clemson faces three ACC opponents on the road, Wake Forest on Feb. 17, Notre Dame on Feb. 22 and Louisville on Feb. 24. Virginia and Boston College travel to Tigertown for conference matches on March 1 and 3, respectively. The team’s next six matches are on the road, including four in the ACC, at NC State on March 8, at North Carolina on March 10, at Miami on March 29 and at Florida State on March 31.

In the midst of those four conference road matches, the Tigers head to San Diego, Calif. for a spring break training trip which includes two neutral-site matches, against Bowling Green and Towson, on March 19 at the Aztec Tennis Center, the home of San Diego State.

The team returns home for its final four ACC regular season matches, Duke on April 5, Georgia Tech on April 7, Pittsburgh on April 12 and Syracuse on April 14. The April 14 contest against the Orange will be Senior Day for three Tigers, Marie-Alexandre Leduc, Ally Miller-Krasilnikov and Fernanda Navarro.

The 2019 ACC Championships will be held in Cary, N.C. from April 17-21, followed by the NCAA Championships, with a new format for 2019, beginning in early May. On May 3-5, the NCAA Regional (first and second rounds) will be held at campus sites, with a two-team NCAA Super Regional on May 10 or 11, also at a campus site. The 2019 NCAA Team (consisting of eight teams instead of 16 as in previous tournaments) & Individual Championships are set for May 16-25 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.

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