Doubles Upset Highlights Clemson’s 1st Day of Furman Fall Classic
GREENVILLE, SC - Clemson’s doubles team of Yana Koroleva and Tristen Dewar took down the nation’s No. 6 doubles team of Lauren Mira and Courtney Colton of Vanderbilt to highlight day one action at the Furman Fall Classic. In addition, freshman Joana Eidukonyte made her Clemson debut with a 6-0, 6-3 win at flight three singles.
Koroleva is no stranger to doubles upsets. Last season, she and Beatrice Gumulya defeated the same duo of Colton and Mira, ranked 12th at the time, in the NCAA Tournament to help Clemson advance to the round of 16. In that round of 16, the Tiger duo defeated the nation’s No. 1 duo from Georgia.
At the Fall Classic, Gumulya teamed with Eidukonyte to split matches, dropping their first round match at flight two, but winning their second match, 8-4 over Folland and Siles from South Carolina.
The final rounds of doubles will be Saturday, with Koroleva and Dewar vying for the flight one title. Gumulya and Eidukonyte will be playing for third place, and Carola Pederzani and Ani Miao will play in the flight three consolation match.
In singles, Miao, Pederzani, and Dewar each took straight set losses, and will play on Saturday in the second round.
Also beginning Saturday is the Riviera ITA All-American Pre-Qualifiers in Pacific Palisades, CA, where Romy Koelzer and Jessy Rompies are each trying to play their way in to the main draw. Koelzer will play Rutuju Rhosale of Texas A&M, while Rompies plays Nikki Sanders of Texas Tech.
Gumulya and Koroleva will fly out to California later in the week to participate in the Qualifying Tournament and Main Draw, respectively.
Doubles Round One
F1 Dewar/Koroleva (CU) def. Talcott/Hindmarsh (IA), 8-6
F2 Antal/Cambell (VU) def. Gumulya/Eidukonyte (CU), 8-0
F3 Casares/Altick (VU) def. Pederzani/Miao (CU), 8-4
Doubles Round Two
F1 Dewar/Koroleva (CU) def. Colton/Mira (VU), 8-6
F2 Gumulya/Eidukonyte (CU) def. Folland/Siles (USC), 8-4
F3 Tarun/Silver (IA) def. Pederzani/Miao (CU), 8-3
Singles Round One
F3 Joana Eidukonyte (CU) def. Brittany Lindl (UT), 6-0, 6-3
F4 Elixane Lechemia (USC) def. Ani Miao (CU), 6-2, 6-3
F5 Lauren Mira (VU) def. Tristen Dewar (CU), 6-4, 6-1
F6 Caroline Dailey (USC) def. Carola Pederzani (CU), 6-1, 6-1