NCAA Womens Tennis

Deacs Defeat Clemson, Pick Up First Conference Win of 2023

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Looking to continue its 2023 win streak, Wake Forest women’s tennis again showcased a full focus during Friday afternoon at home (March 3), as the team knocked off Clemson (11-3, 1-2) for its first Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) win of the spring.

The victory by the Demon Deacons (9-5, 1-1) included a fifth consecutive one over Clemson in the all-time series. For the year, Wake Forest has now won four matches in a row.

After gaining control of the doubles point, rainy conditions forced the Deacs to move competition indoors, as the early beginnings of singles play unfolded. Anna Brylin and Brooke Killingsworth were dominant from the jump to help Wake Forest stay ahead in the scoring margin. Later on, for the second straight match, freshman Neven Carton showed off her clutch gene again in clinching the match point in fourth singles.

Mia Ahmad and Casie Wooten continued to be on a roll as a doubles pair, winning their seventh match in a row. The duo has only lost two matchups while playing together this spring.

Brylin is on a personal win streak of her own in singles, standing at five, while Carton has won three.


How it Happened

  • Nevena Carton/Whitley Pate started well in doubles, grabbing an opening pair of games.

  • On court two, Mia Ahmad/Casie Wooten also held an early upper hand, building a 4-1 advantage.

  • No. 20 Anna Brylin/Brooke Killingsworth steadied a tightly-played matchup in first doubles, up 4-3.

  • Carton/Pate only dropped one game while cruising to a 6-1 finish in third doubles.

  • Things soon became tied up, 4-4, on each of…

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