CLEMSON, S.C. – The No. 46 Clemson women’s tennis team split its Sunday doubleheader with No. 51 Boston College and Chattanooga at the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility. The Tigers fell to the Eagles 4-1 before taking down the Mocs 5-2 to close out the day. The Tigers moved to 13-7 overall and 2-6 in conference play.
“Members of team 48 showed resiliency and what a championship mindset looks like after disappointment,” said Head Coach Amy Sargeant on the day’s events. Those players took ownership of the culture change and refused to give in. We continue to learn and grow, and be bold with our actions.”
Boston College took the doubles point to get out to an early lead, and carried its momentum into singles with two consecutive victories. Clemson looked primed to make a comeback, as Sophia Hatton earned a 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 win for the Tigers’ first point.
For Clemson to come out victorious, Eleni Louka, Cristina Mayorova and Leigh Van Zyl would all have to win their closely contested matches. Van Zyl however fell in her second set, dropping her match 7-5, 6-4 to clinch the 4-1 win for the Eagles.
In the backend of the doubleheader, the Tigers again dropped the doubles point, but this time they would rally to take five of six singles matches.
Hatton secured her second singles victory of the day, taking a convincing 6-2, 6-1 win on Court 3. All five victorious Tigers won their matches in straight sets.
Alexandra Anttila advanced to 4-0 in dual matches this season with a 6-1, 6-3 win on Court 6. Louka, Mayorova and Dani Medvedeva were the other Tigers to earn wins.
“When we channel our focus on the things that matter, we take control of who we are and who we are becoming. We will take a couple days to recover, reset mentally and then get back to work for another great opportunity next week.”
The Tigers will return to action at home on Sunday, Mar. 26 at 4 p.m. when they take on UCF.
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