Louisville, Ky. - (release) Laura Marti’s comeback win on court six clinched Clemson’s 4-3 road win over #50 Louisville on Sunday afternoon at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. The Tigers won their first match of the season over a ranked opponent, and also gave Christy Lynch the highest-ranked win of her young career.
Clemson (8-14, 2-10 ACC) improved to 6-1 in the all-time series between the teams. Louisville fell to 7-12 and 3-10 in league play this season. The Tigers won the doubles point, then claimed singles wins from Cristina Mayorova, Sophia Hatton and Laura Marti.
The Tigers took the doubles point with wins on lines two and three. Lana Sipek and Mackenzy Middlebrooks won 6-4 on court three. Marti helped clinch the doubles point as well with Ali DeSpain, a 6-4 win on court two.
Cristina Mayorova earned her first career win as Clemson’s top-line player, earning a 6-4, 6-2 decision to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead. Freshman Sophia Hatton gave the Tigers a 3-0 lead, taking down 93rd-ranked Andrea Di Palma, 7-6, 6-4 on court two. Hatton improved to 2-0 at the two line.
After Louisville took wins on courts three and four to pull within 3-2, Marti shook off a 6-4 loss in the first set to defeat Jelena Vujanic 7-5, 6-2 in the second and third sets to clinch.
Cristina Mayorova earns first career win at No. 1 singles, improving to 1-1 Sophia Hatton improves to 2-2 this season against ranked opponents The Tigers improve to 6-1 all-time against the Cardinals