April 4, 2014
CLEMSON, S.C. - The No. 38-ranked Florida State women's tennis team (11-8, 4-5 ACC) battled hard on all courts but were unable to secure a point as they were swept by No. 15 Clemson (17-3, 9-0 ACC) by a score of 7-0, on Fri., April 4 at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center.
"Kerrie and D came up with a big doubles win for us and I am proud of the way all the girls competed out there today," said head coach Jennifer Hyde. "Even once the overall match was clinched for Clemson, Dany and Laurence never gave up and fought for every point. We have a day off tomorrow before getting back on court against another solid ACC opponent in North Carolina and I look forward to see how the girls step up to the challenge."
The doubles point was tightly contested and needed all three courts to finish before it would be awarded. Clemson's Jessy Rompies and Yuilynn Miao finished first on court three, taking down Laurence Porry and Majlena Pedersen, 8-0.
Daneika Borthwick and Kerrie Cartwright secured a very impressive win on court one as they continued to play excellent doubles tennis and controlled the match against ITA No. 26 Yana Koroleva and Beatrice Gumulya, putting the pair of Tigers down, 8-5. The win was the fourth in a row for the pairing of Borthwick and Cartwright and they now have 10 wins on the season together.
Singles went Clemson's way as well, but it was not without a fight. Cartwright lost to No. 64 Koelzer, 6-3, 6-0 on court number two and was followed by Borthwick falling 6-2, 6-1, on court one to ITA No. 46 Koroleva. Kristina Schleich also lost in straight sets on court five to Rompies, 6-2, 6-2.
Vriens won the first set of her match on court three, 6-4, but ended up having to retire from the match at 3-5 in the second set to give the victory to ITA No. 111 Gumulya.
The final two courts were tightly contested but eventually went the Tigers' way as No. 93 Dewar had just enough to get past Schippers, 7-5, 6-4 on court four. Porry dropped the first set on court six to CU's Miao, 3-6, and came back strong in the second to post a 6-4 win to force a 10-point tiebreak. Miao opened a fairly quick lead that Porry was unable to overcome and took the tiebreaker, 10-2.
The Seminoles head to No. 6 North Carolina (19-3, 8-1 ACC) to play the Tar Heels for a match held at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center on Sun., April 6 at 12:30 p.m.
Friday, April 4, 2014 - No. 15 Clemson 7, No. 38 Florida State 0