April 1, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - ACC play continues to foil the Terps as they fell to the No. 10 Clemson Tigers, 7-0, Thursday afternoon.
Maryland's schedule has not been kind, matching the Terps (3-8, 0-5 ACC) against three top ranked opponents in a one-week span.
Clemson (15-3, 5-1 ACC) boasts four ranked singles players, three of whom played against Maryland, and the Terps faced the No. 37 ranked doubles team in the country as well.
Freshman Lexi Brand lead Maryland. Brand and Jordan Hansbrough gave Clemson's Nelly Ciolkowski and Caroline Magnusson all they could handle at No. 2 doubles before falling 9-7. Brand also proved a strong opponent at No. 5 singles. After falling back early she rallied to win the second set 6-4 and force a tiebreaker.
"Clemson's a fine team," said Maryland head coach Howard Joffe. "Our kids fought hard today and contested in a lot of matches. We're getting tougher and playing better."
The Terps face No. 20 Georgia Tech at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tennis Center in College Park.