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Tigers Host Two Top-10 Teams This Weekend

Tigers Host Two Top-10 Teams This Weekend

Match Information vs. North Carolina

Who: #28 Clemson (10-7, 8-4 ACC) vs. #2 North Carolina (24-2, 12-0 ACC)When: Friday, April 15, 2:30 p.m.Where: Hoke Sloan Tennis Center, Clemson, S.C.Live Stats: ( @ClemsonWTennis on Twitter

Clemson Notes:

  • Clemson is 10-7 overall and 8-4 in ACC play, and is coming off two ACC road wins last weekend. The Tigers defeated Notre Dame 4-3 on April 8 in Indiana and Pittsburgh 5-2 on April 10.
  • The Tigers’ two opponents for this weekend are ranked in the top eight in the nation. North Carolina is ranked second and Duke is eighth nationally. The Tar Heels and Blue Devils will be Clemson’s fourth and fifth top-eight opponents of the season. The Tigers are 0-3 against top-eight teams entering the weekend.
  • Freshmen have played a major role for Clemson this season, as four rookies (Ayan Broomfield at No. 1 singles, Fernanda Navarro at No. 2 & 3, Ally Miller-Krasilnikov at No. 4 & 5 and Jenny Moinard at No. 6) have seen significant playing time during the spring.
  • Broomfield, ranked 40th nationally in singles, is 11-6 in dual matches, including 9-4 at No. 1 singles, and 8-4 in ACC play at No. 1. She currently has five wins over nationally-ranked opponents.

North Carolina Notes:

  • The Tar Heels are undefeated in ACC play (12-0) and have lost just two matches all season (to Cal and Michigan, both of which are currently ranked in the top-10 nationally).
  • Last weekend, the Heels defeated Virginia Tech 4-3 on the road on April 8, and downed Boston College 6-1 at home on April 10.
  • North Carolina boasts the number-one-ranked singles player in the nation, in Hayley Carter, and also the top doubles team in the nation, in Carter and Whitney Kay.
  • Clemson has a 38-19 all-time advantage in the series against the Tar Heels.
  • North Carolina won the most recent meeting between the two teams by a score of 4-3 in Chapel Hill on March 27, 2015.

Match Information vs. Duke

Who: #28 Clemson (10-7, 8-4 ACC) vs. #8 Duke (17-4, 10-2 ACC)When: Sunday, April 17, 12 p.m.Where: Hoke Sloan Tennis Center, Clemson, S.C.Live Stats: ( @ClemsonWTennis on Twitter

NOTE: Sunday’s match versus Duke is Senior Day, and approximately 10 minutes prior to the match, the Tigers will honor two decorated seniors, Tristen Dewar and Joana Eidukonyte, as they play their final regular season match at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center.

Duke Notes: 

  • The Blue Devils are 17-4 overall and 10-2 in conference play, and are coming off of a 6-1 victory over NC State on April 12 in Durham.
  • Duke faces Georgia Tech on April 15 in Atlanta prior to making the trip to Clemson.
  • The Blue Devils have four singles players ranked in the top 125 nationally and two doubles teams listed in the top 75.
  • The Blue Devils lead the all-time series against the Tigers, with a 29-21 record overall.
  • In last season’s meeting, Duke claimed a 4-3 victory over the Tigers on April 10 in Durham.

ITA Rankings:

TEAMNorth Carolina – 2ndDuke – 8thClemson – 28thSINGLESHayley Carter (North Carolina) – 1stJoana Eidukonyte (Clemson) – 23rdBeatrice Capra (Duke) – 30thWhitney Kay (North Carolina) – 39thAyan Broomfield (Clemson) – 40thKaitlyn McCarthy (Duke) – 41stJessie Aney (North Carolina) 55thChalena Scholl (Duke) – 97thEllyse Hamlin (Duke) – 124th

DOUBLESCarter/Kay (North Carolina) – 1stCapra/Hamlin (Duke) – 14thJessica Ho/Scholl (Duke) – 59th