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Jan 17, 2019

Tigers Open Season, Duckworth Family Tennis Facility Friday

Match Information vs. Charleston Southern
Who: Clemson vs. Charleston Southern
When: Friday, Jan. 18, 1 p.m.
Where: Duckworth Family Tennis Facility, Clemson, S.C.
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Match Information vs. Charlotte
Who: Clemson vs. Charlotte
When: Friday, Jan. 18, 4 p.m.
Where: Duckworth Family Tennis Facility, Clemson, S.C.
Live Stats & Video:

Clemson Notes:

  • The Clemson women’s tennis team opens the 2019 season on Friday, Jan. 18 with a doubleheader against Charleston Southern (1 p.m.) and Charlotte (4 p.m.) at home in Clemson, S.C. at the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility.
  • Friday’s matches will be the first ever in the history of the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility, which opened its doors in November 2018. The facility is named in honor of Ed and Jane Duckworth, dedicated friends and supporters of Clemson University, Clemson Athletics and Clemson Tennis.
  • Friday’s matches are also part of the Duckworth Classic, an annual event held in honor of the Duckworths. Five teams, Clemson, Charleston Southern, Charlotte, College of Charleston and Presbyterian College, will square off in dual matches on Friday and Sunday.
  • Clemson’s 2019 roster is made up of three seniors (Marie-Alexandre Leduc, Ally Miller-Krasilnikov and Fernanda Navarro), two juniors (Sydney Riley and Tate Schroeder) and two sophomores (Alex Angyalosy and Laura Marti).
  • Navarro, who is from Guadalajara, Mexico, is the Tigers’ team captain.
  • Leduc and Navarro won the National Championship in doubles at the 2018 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships. It was the first doubles National Title won at the event, considered one of the four grand slams of college tennis, in Clemson women’s tennis program history.
  • After the strong finish in the fall, Leduc and Navarro jumped to No. 3 in the ITA Final Fall Doubles poll, after being ranked 16th entering the fall season.
  • Head Coach Nancy Harris is entering her 22nd season as the leader of the Clemson program. In her first 21 seasons, Harris has taken the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament 19 times, including 17-consecutive years from 2002-18. She has led the program to a 348-202 overall record (63.3%) and a 150-74 ACC record (67.0%) in those 21 seasons.
  • For her head coaching career, which also includes nine years as head coach of the Auburn University-Montgomery women’s team, as well as four years simultaneously coaching the AUM men’s program, Harris has a 546-249 overall record (68.7%).

ITA Rankings:

Marie-Alexandre Leduc & Fernanda Navarro (Clemson) – 3rd