CLEMSON, S.C. - Charleston Southern fell in its first action of the 2019 season as the Buccaneers dropped a 4-0 decision on the road at Clemson.
The Bucs (0-1) fell on doubles courts 1 and 2, and singles courts 1, 3, and 5, in dropping the decision to the host Tigers at the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility.
Liz Williams and Tiffany Pyritz made their CSU debuts in the spring championship season on Friday afternoon. Williams lined up on doubles court no. 3 and singles court no. 3 in her first action with CSU after transferring in from Wofford in 2018. Pyritz made her debut on doubles court no. 1 and singles court no. 5 and was the Bucs' lone true freshman to see action on the day.
The Tigers followed up by taking the match on doubles court no. 1 as #3-ranked Marie Leduc and Fernanda Navarro topped CSU's Madalina Man and Pyritz. The Bucs' duo took the Clemson pair into the tiebreaker before falling, 7-6 (7-3).
The doubles match on court no. 3 between Williams and Michelle Schmitz and Clemson's Laura Marti and Tate Schroeder went unfinished after the Tigers clinched the point.
Riley topped CSU's Williams on singles court no. 3 to put the Tigers ahead 2-0. The CSU junior fell 6-2, 6-2 in the match.
Ericson fell to Leduc on court no. 1, 6-0, 6-2, to put the Bucs down 3-0. Marti clinched the match for the Tigers on court no. 5, 6-1, 6-0.
The matches on courts 2, 4, and 6, went unfinished.
Clemson 4, Charleston Southern 0
Jan 18, 2019 at Clemson, S.C. (Duckworth Family Tennis Facility)
1. Marie Leduc (CU) def. ERICSON, Filippa (CSU-W) 6-0, 6-2
2. Fernanda Navarro (CU) vs. MAN, Madalina (CSU-W) 6-4, 2-1, unfinished
3. Sydney Riley (CU) def. WILLIAMS, Liz (CSU-W) 6-2, 6-2
4. Tate Schroeder (CU) vs. SCHMITZ, Michelle (CSU-W) 7-5, 3-0, unfinished
5. Laura Marti (CU) def. PYRITZ, Tiffany (CSU-W) 6-1, 6-0
6. A Miller-Krasilnikov (CU) vs. MORAR, Yana (CSU-W) 6-4, 5-2, unfinished
1. #3 Marie Leduc/Fernanda Navarro (CU) def. MAN, Madalina/PYRITZ, Tiffany (CSU-W) 7-6 (7-3)
2. A Miller-Krasilnikov/Sydney Riley (CU) def. ERICSON, Filippa/KOERNER, Kimberley (CSU-W) 6-1
3. Laura Marti/Tate Schroeder (CU) vs. SCHMITZ, Michelle/WILLIAMS, Liz (CSU-W) 6-5, unfinished
Charleston Southern 0-1
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (3,1,5)
News & Notes
- Charleston Southern opened up the season at Clemson for the fifth consecutive season.
- The trip to Clemson sparks the first of five consecutive road matches to start 2019 before the Bucs welcome UNC Wilmington to the Buccaneer Tennis Complex on February 23.
- CSU's match at Clemson was the Bucs' first match under head coach Anca Dumitrescu.
Charleston Southern continues to their season-opening road trip on February 1 at Furman. First serve is set for 3 p.m.