COLUMBIA, S.C – The No. 19 South Carolina Gamecocks proved too much for the Clemson women’s tennis team to overcome on Thursday evening, as the Tigers fell 4-0 at the Carolina Tennis Center. With the loss, Clemson moved to 3-2 on the season.
The Gamecocks got out to an initial lead by taking the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and 3 doubles, and the momentum continued into the singles for South Carolina. Quick Gamecock victories at No. 3 and No. 5 singles put the overall lead at 3-0 in favor of South Carolina.
Fernanda Navarro and Marie-Alexandre Leduc won their first sets at No. 4 and No. 1 singles, respectively, and Leduc was poised to win hers, but neither match finished as South Carolina clinched the overall match victory with a win at No. 2 singles.
The Tigers stay on the road for their next match, as they travel to Athens, Ga. for a contest with the No. 4 Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Clemson 0, No. 19 South Carolina 4
1 Mia Horvit (SC) vs. #20 Marie Leduc (CU) 1-6, 2-5, DNF
2 #43 Hadley Berg (SC) def. Tate Schroeder (CU) 6-1, 6-2
3 Silvia Chinellato (SC) def. Sydney Riley (CU) 6-1, 6-0
4 I. Gamarra Martins (SC) vs. Fernanda Navarro (CU) 1-6, 5-2, DNF
5 #105 Megan Davies (SC) def. Constanza Gorches (CU) 6-0, 6-0
6 Paige Cline (SC) vs. Daniela Ruiz (CU) 6-3, 2-2, DNF
Order of finish: 3, 5, 2
1 Silvia Chinellato /I. Gamarra Martins (SC) vs. Marie Leduc/Fernanda Navarro (CU) 5-3, DNF
Order of finish: 3, 2