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Tigers Host Louisville Friday, No. 1 North Carolina Sunday

Tigers Host Louisville Friday, No. 1 North Carolina Sunday

NOTE: Due to the threat of inclement weather on Sunday, April 15, the match between Clemson and North Carolina will be played at the Mickel Tennis Center on the campus of Furman University in Greenville, S.C.

Match Information vs. Louisville:
Who: Louisville Cardinals (13-8, 3-7 ACC) at No. 48 Clemson Tigers (11-10, 4-6 ACC)
When: Friday, April 13, 12 p.m.
Where: AU Tennis Facility, Anderson, S.C.
Live Stats:
Social: @ClemsonWTennis on Twitter & Instagram

Match Information vs. North Carolina:
Who: No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels (20-2, 9-1 ACC) at No. 48 Clemson Tigers (11-10, 4-6 ACC)
When: Sunday, April 15, 12 p.m.
Where: Mickel Tennis Center at Furman University, Greenville, S.C.
Live Stats:
Social: @ClemsonWTennis on Twitter & Instagram 

Friday Match Promotions:

  • Friday is Senior Day and the Tigers will be celebrating senior Daniela Ruiz in a ceremony on-court prior to the match, starting at 11:50 AM.
  • There will be free Chick-fil-A for the first 50 fans in attendance.
  • There will also be free Clemson Tiger Paw tennis racquet vibration dampeners for the first 50 tennis-playing fans at the match.

Clemson Notes:

  • The Tigers (11-10, 4-6 ACC) split two ACC road matches last week, defeating Pittsburgh 4-3 on April 6 in Wexford, Pa., before falling to No. 3 Duke 7-0 on April 8 in Durham, N.C.
  • Leduc is ranked 19th in the nation in singles according to the ITA poll released on April 10. The junior from Quebec has a 19-8 overall record, a 10-5 record in dual matches and a 5-4 mark in ACC play. She has played all 15 of her dual matches at No. 1 singles, and has eight wins over nationally-ranked opponents on the season.
  • Leduc and fellow junior Fernanda Navarro are ranked 32nd nationally in doubles. The pair is 18-5 overall, 10-2 in dual matches and 5-0 in ACC dual matches, and has currently won eight matches in a row.
  • Navarro has won five out of her last six singles matches, and has settled into her spot at No. 2 in the singles lineup, with a 7-4 record in dual matches at that position. Earlier this season, the native of Guadalajara, Mexico was named ACC Player of the Week, after clinching the Tigers’ 4-3 upset over then-11th-ranked Wake Forest on Feb. 18.
  • Senior Daniela Ruiz has won five-straight singles matches, and has a 20-13 overall record, a 10-6 dual record and a 5-4 ACC record, playing primarily at No. 6 singles.
  • Ruiz was named a recipient of the 2018 ACC Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship. The Beni, Bolivia native will graduate from Clemson in May 2018 with a degree in Industrial Engineering, and has already begun taking classes toward a master’s degree in that field.
  • Clemson has won the doubles point in 12 of its 21 matches on the season. The Tigers have an 8-4 record in matches in which they win the doubles point, and a 3-6 mark in matches in which they lose the doubles point.

ITA Rankings:

North Carolina – 1st
Clemson – 48th

Makenna Jones (North Carolina) – 18th
Marie-Alexandre Leduc (Clemson) – 19th
Alle Sanford (North Carolina) – 25th
Sara Daavettila (North Carolina) – 33rd
Jessie Aney (North Carolina) – 79th
Alexa Graham (North Carolina) – 88th

Jessie Aney & Alexa Graham (North Carolina) – 2nd
Sara Daavettila & Alle Sanford (North Carolina) – 16th
Marie-Alexandre Leduc & Fernanda Navarro (Clemson) – 32nd
Mariana Humberg & Abbie Pahz (Louisville) – 57th