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Clemson women’s tennis advances in ACC Tournament

Max Knipstein, Contributor

Clemson women’s tennis player Daniella Medvedeva celebrates in a match at The Duckworth Family Tennis Facility. 

Clemson women’s tennis came out with a comeback victory on Wednesday, defeating Virginia Tech, 4-3, for the Tigers’ first ACC Tournament win since 2017. 

The Tigers went down early in the match as the Hokies clinched the doubles point and held a 1-0 advantage over Clemson heading into singles play. 

Daniella Medvedeva won the first singles match of the day for the Tigers, defeating Virginia Tech’s Erika Cheng, 6-4, 6-3. 

Clemson’s Cristina Mayorova and Ali Despain lost in their respective matches, giving the Hokies a 2-1 advantage over the Tigers. 

Eleni Louka came out on top against Virginia Tech’s Elizabet Danailova, 7-5, 6-2. 

Meanwhile, both Clemson’s Jenna Thompson and Samantha Buyckx were in third set thrillers. The Tigers needed to clinch both matches to defeat Virginia Tech and ultimately advance to round two of the ACC Tournament.  

Samantha Buyckx lost in a closely contested first set, 5-7, but came back to defeat the Hokies’ Katie Andreini, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2. 

Jenna Thompson then clinched for the Tigers, defeating Virginia Tech’s Dariya Radulova, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3, propelling Clemson to the second round. 

Clemson women’s tennis now advances to play N.C. State on Thursday, April 21 at 3:30 p.m. EDT.  

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