Match Information vs. No. 19 South Carolina
Who: Clemson vs. No. 19 South Carolina
When: Thursday, Feb. 1, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Carolina Tennis Center, Columbia, S.C.
Live Stats: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=202244
- Clemson traveled to Columbia last weekend as part of the ITA Kick-off Weekend and split two matches, defeating the University of Southern California for the first time in program history on Friday and falling to then-ranked No. 25 South Carolina in the championship on Saturday. The Tigers topped the Trojans 4-1 in a come-from-behind victory featuring multiple won tiebreaks in singles, but they lost 1-4 to the Gamecocks despite earning the doubles point.
- Clemson opened the season with two wins on Jan. 20 at the Duckworth Doubleheader, defeating Charleston Southern 7-0 and Appalachian State 4-0. The Tigers were a combined 9-0 in singles play and 5-0 in doubles play and did not lose a single set in the two matches.
- Clemson’s 2018 roster is made up of one senior, three juniors, three sophomores and one freshman.
- Daniela Ruiz is the lone senior on the team, and is the Tigers’ team captain for the second-straight season.
- Ruiz was named an NSCA All-American Strength & Conditioning Athlete of the Year in 2017, and was a doubles specialist for the Tigers last spring, with an 18-3 record in dual matches and a 10-1 record in ACC play.
- Junior Marie-Alexandre Leduc is ranked 20th according to the ITA’s final fall singles rankings, released Nov. 15, 2017.
- Leduc had an impressive fall 2017 season, in which she was 9-3 in singles play and reached the quarterfinals of the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships and the semifinals of the ITA Carolinas Regional.
- Juniors Fernanda Navarro and Ally Miller-Krasilnikov and sophomores Constanza Gorches and Sydney Riley are also back for the Tigers in 2018.
- Tate Schroeder, a sophomore from Centennial, Colo. and transfer from Mizzou, and Laura Marti, a freshman from Madrid, Spain, are the team’s two newcomers.
- Head Coach Nancy Harris is in her 21st season at the helm of the Clemson program. In her first 20 seasons, Harris took the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament 18 times, including 16 consecutive years from 2002-17. She led the program to a 334-188 overall record (64.0%) and a 144-66 ACC record (68.6%) in those 20 seasons.
Marie-Alexandre Leduc (Clemson) – 20th
Hadley Berg (South Carolina) – 43rd
Megan Davies (South Carolina) – 105th
Hadley Berg & Rachel Rohrabacher (South Carolina) – 33rd
Megan Davies & Silvia Chinellato (South Carolina) – 48th