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Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 7:46 pm

Syracuse Tennis Defeats Clemson 4-3

By Brittany Ehrlich

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse women’s tennis defeated Clemson 4-3 on Friday afternoon. The Orange struggled in the first set of singles, but was able to bounce back and win in a nail biting victory.

This was freshman Miranda Ramirez’s tenth win of the season.

“I think for me it’s the joy of being on this team that’s pushing me to play my best tennis,” said Ramirez. “I’m really happy to be with these girls.”

Ramirez also emphasized how she feeds off the other girls’ energy, and that even though she may not have won her doubles match, she is still proud of her teammates.

Coach Younes Limam also expressed his pleasure with Ramirez.

“Miranda does a lot of things the right way,” said Limam. “She practices extremely hard. I couldn’t be happier for her. She has played this player and lost to her juniors, so I’m really happy to see her step up.”

In doubles at the number one spot, Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez were defeated 0-6. Maria Tritou and Anna Shkudon at the second spot won their match 6-4, and Dina Hegab and Nicole Mitchell won their match 6-3 giving. This gave Syracuse the doubles point.

At singles, Miranda Ramirez at second singles (6-1,6-1), Maria Tritou (3-6,6-4,7-6) at fourth singles and Dina Hegab (7-5,6-4) at sixth singles all won their matches. Anna Shkudon lost her match (0-6,0-6) at first singles along with Gabriela Knutson (4-6, 6-7) at third singles, and Libi Mesh (4-6, 3-6) at fifth singles.

The Orange play again on Sunday, March 26 against Georgia Tech at 11 A.M. at home. Georgia Tech is currently 14-2 overall and 5-0 in conference play.