Clemson, S.C. — In their first meeting since Feb. 25, 2017, Clemson (6-11,0-7 ACC) dropped a 4-0 decision to No. 33 Furman (12-6, 1-0 SoCon), marking the first time since 2002 that Tigers have lost to Furman.
Down 0-1 in doubles, Ali DeSpain and Laura Marti notched a 6-1 win at line three to even the score. However, the Purple Paladins held on to take the point with a 7-6 (7-1) victory on Court 2. At No. 3 singles, Cristina Mayorova battled back from a two-game deficit in the first set to take the frame, 7-5, however the match went unfinished.
The Tigers set out on a a two-match road trip starting in Charlottesville, Va where they will take on No. 15 Virginia on Saturday. Then, on Sunday, Clemson will go toe-to-toe with Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. Both matches are slated for first-serve at noon.
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