Clemson's Yana Koroleva receives first ACC tennis honor

26th-ranked Tiger sophomore paced women's tennis team in opening ACC victory over Georgia Tech

Women's Tennis -  Yana Koroleva

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Women's Tennis - Yana Koroleva

Clemson sophomore Yana Koroleva has been named the ACC Co-Player-of-the-Week. The Moscow, Russia native was key in No. 20 Clemson’s 6-1 win over No. 22 Georgia Tech to open ACC play. It is the first career honor for Koroleva, who is ranked No. 26 in the ITA national singles rankings.

Koroleva shares the weekly honor with Ester Goldfeld of Duke.

Koroleva has played at No. 1 singles in each of Clemson’s dual matches, which include two wins over top-25 teams and a win over No. 30 South Carolina. In the match against Georgia Tech last Wednesday, Koroleva teamed with Tristen Dewar to clinch the doubles point on court one, 9-8(4). The Tigers climbed out of a 3-0 hole in the match to come back for the win.

In singles, Koroleva cruised past No. 62 Elizabeth Kilborn, 6-0, 6-2 to earn Clemson’s first singles point of the day.

On the season Koroleva has a 9-4 record in singles, including a 6-4 mark over ranked players. She’s also 7-4 this year in doubles.

Clemson returns to action at the end of the week with a pair of top-five teams in Florida (Feb. 22, 3 p.m.) and Stanford (Feb. 23, 12:30 p.m.) Both of those matches will take place in Gainesville, Fla.

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