Ninth-ranked Virginia ends Clemson's program-best start to ACC play
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Virginia completed its two-match sweep during senior weekend and stretched its winning streak to six matches with a 5-2 win against No. 15 Clemson in Atlantic Coast Conference on Sundayat Snyder Tennis Center.
Virginia improved its record to 15-4 overall and 9-1 ACC, while Clemson dropped to 17-4, 9-1. Clemson had won its previous 10 matches and was off ot its best start in the ACC in program history.
The Cavaliers won the doubles point and received singles wins from Julia Elbaba, Rachel Pierson, Stephanie Nauta and Caryssa Peretz.
Virginia claimed the competitive doubles point with wins at Nos. 3 and 2. Danielle Collins and Maci Epstein beat Yuilynn Miao and Jessy Rompies 8-4 on court No. 3. Clemson's Yana Koroleva and Beatrice Gumulya beat No. 9 Elbaba and Pierson on court No. 1 before Nauta and Li Xi clinched the point with an 8-7 win, including a 7-3 score in the tiebreaker, against No. 78 Tristen Dewar and Romy Koelzer on court No. 2.
Rompies tied the score at 1-1 with a 6-3, 6-3 win against Epstein on court No. 5. No. 3 Elbaba posted a 6-4, 6-4 win versus No. 46 Koroleva on court No. 1 and Virginia gained a 3-1 lead on No. 50 Pierson's 1-6, 6-1, 6-2 win against No. 93 Dewar on court No. 4.
Nauta clinched the win with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 win against No. 111 Gumulya on court No. 3.
No. 64 Koelzer beat No. 33 Collins 7-6(5), 7-5 on court No. 2 and Peretz made the final score 5-2 with a 7-6(4), 6-2 win on court No. 6.