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Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 at 12:19 pm

Syracuse Tennis Stays Undefeated at Home with a Win against Clemson

Syracuse Tennis Head Coach Younes Limam always says that doubles is a sprint while singles is a marathon. Today, SU had to go all 26.2 miles to beat Clemson. The Orange defeated the Tigers 4-3 in a matchup that came down to the very last point. With the score tied at 3, all eyes were on newcomer Emilie Elde to send the Syracuse faithful home happy. Elde won her tiebreaker to pull away with a 7-6 three set win. After the match Head Coach Limam had nothing but praise for his star sophomore.


“Just reminding her of her strengths and keep trusting them when it matters the most and couldn’t be prouder of her. Being here as a first year, playing here being under so much pressure, how well she handled it I hope she can take that with her and I’m sure she will remember this match for a long time”


“In the third set, just starting over. Just keep fighting, keep positive, and just going for my shots. I’m glad that I won in the end. It was a great team effort today. I’m so proud of the team. They’re playing so well for everyone and everyone in the atmosphere here too just cheering for me really helped and it was a good day for the team”


This was Emilie’s second time in the #1 singles slot and it’s safe to say she made the most of her opportunity. SU can use tomorrow to practice and watch some film before they welcome Georgia Tech at 11 right here at Drumlins. Last season, the Yellow Jackets swept the Orange 4-0 to eliminate them from the ACC tournament.