Jan. 26, 2014
CLEMSON, S.C. - Despite a hard fought battle, the Tennessee women's tennis team fell 4-0 to No. 13 Clemson Sunday afternoon in the ITA Kickoff Weekend Championship game.
The Lady Vols are now 1-1 on the season while Clemson improves to 4-0.
Clemson began the day by clinching the doubles point thanks to victories at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. Beatrice Gumulya and Jessy Rompies defeated Joanna Henderson and Brittany Lindl 6-1 followed by a Joana Eidukonyte/Romy Koelzer win over Tiffany Tavares and Victoria Olivarez, 6-3.
Clemson added to its lead when #74 Yana Koroleva defeated Repic 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles while #103 Tristen Dewar bested Tavares 6-1, 6-3 on court four.
The Tigers sealed the match with a 6-0, 6-3 win on court three and will advance to the ITA Indoor Team Championships in Charlottesville.
The Lady Vols will return to action on Sunday, February 2 vs. Michigan in their season opener at the Goodfriend Tennis Center. The match will begin at 11 a.m.
1. #74 Yana Koroleva (Clemson) def. #53 Eve Repic (UT) 6-1, 6-3
2. #99 Joanna Henderson (UT) vs. #51 Romy Koelzer (Clemson) 6-4, 4-4 unf.
3. #44 Beatrice Gumulya (Clemson) def. Brittany Lindl (UT) 6-0, 6-3
4. #103 Tristen Dewar (Clemson) def. Tiffany Tavares (UT) 6-1, 6-3
5. Victoria Olivarez (UT) vs. Ani Miao (Clemson) 3-2 unf.
6. Laurence Guevremont (UT) vs. Jessy Rompies (Clemson) 1-1 unf.
1. Beatrice Gumulya/Jessy Rompies (Clemson) def. Joanna Henderson/Brittany Lindl (UT) 6-1
2. Laurence Guevremont/Eve Repic (UT) vs. Yana Koroleva/Tristen Dewar (Clemson) 5-2, unf.
3. Joana Eidukonyte/Romy Koelzer (Clemson) def. Tiffany Tavares/Victoria Olivarez (UT) 6-3