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Feb 13, 2021

Tigers Split Decisions on Saturday Afternoon

Clemson, S.C. — The Clemson women’s tennis program split decisions on Saturday in its final round of non-conference play before opening its ACC schedule. The Tigers first fell, 4-3, to Charlotte but then bounced back to defeat North Carolina A&T, 7-0.

Charlotte 4, Clemson 3

Box Score

Despite a win by the No. 3 pair Sophia Hatton and Cristina Mayorova (6-3), the Tigers dropped the doubles decision. In singles, Mayorova evened the match at 1-all with a 6-0, 6-3 victory on Court 5. However, the Tigers fell in three straight matches to clinch the 49er victory. Following the clinch, Eleni Louka notched a 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) victory at line two and Jenna Thompson held on to win 6-3, 4-6, 12-10 at No. 1, her fifth-straight win. The result marks the first time in program history that Clemson has lost to Charlotte.

Clemson 7, North Carolina A&T 0

Box Score

Clemson took the doubles point with wins on Court 1 (6-1) and 3 (6-0). Laura Marti, Zaina Nait Omar, Sophia Hatton and Cristina Mayorova each earned wins without dropping a game. Lana Sipek took line four, 6-1, 6-2, while Jenna Thompson earned her sixth consecutive singles victory, winning 6-4, 6-1.


  • Clemson suffers its first-ever loss to Charlotte
  • Clemson defeats North Carolina A&T for the second consecutive season
  • Jenna Thompson opens up a six match winning streak in singles
  • Cristina Mayorova dominated both of her singles matches, dropping just three games all day to open up a three-match winning streak
  • Mayorova and Sophia Hatton also hold a three-match win streak in doubles

Up Next:

The Tigers open up ACC action next weekend when they host No. 7 Florida State and Miami on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Both matches are set to begin at noon. In addition, on Sunday, the Tigers will face non-conference opponent Wofford at 4 p.m.