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Clemson Topples No. 19 Georgia Tech in Atlanta Wednesday

Clemson Topples No. 19 Georgia Tech in Atlanta Wednesday

March 7, 2012

ATLANTA, GA – The 26th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team snapped a four-match losing skid with a 4-3 come-from-behind win over No. 19 Georgia Tech (5-6, 0-1 ACC) on Wednesday in Atlanta. Clemson (8-5, 1-1 ACC) trailed by a 3-1 count, but rattled off three straight singles wins to clinch the match behind a win from each class, capped with Romy Kölzer and Beatrice Gumulya. The Jackets’ group of Lynn Blau and Elizabeth Kilborn then denied Klara Vyskocilova and Monika Kochanova their 12th straight win with an 8-5 decision, clinching the doubles point in Georgia Tech’s favor. O’Neill, ranked 19th in the country, defeated Bak, 6-3, 6-2 on court one to give Georgia Tech a 2-0 lead. Vyskocilova answered with a 6-4, 6-3 win at flight five singles against Lynn Blau. She improved to 15-6 on the season and her 36th career victory. The Yellow Jackets moved ahead 3-1 as Anghelescu turned away Kölzer, 6-4, 6-3 at six singles, dropping the freshman to 10-4 on the season. The Tigers had a quick answer in the form of Gumulya, who snapped her five-match losing streak with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Tech senior Christina Ngo on court four. Nelly Ciolkowski tied it up at 3-3 with a straight-set upset win over No. 79 Caroline Lilley, by a 7-6, 6-2 score. Ciolkowski, ranked 103rd in the nation, is now 15-7 on the season, and picked up the 68th win of her career. Wong built off the momentum, and after dropping the first set, 6-7, took twelve straight games off No. 81 Elizabeth Kilborn to win 6-0, 6-0 to clinch the match. It was Wong’s second straight three-set win over a ranked foe, and she improved to 18-12 all-time in three-setters. Of her 95 career wins, she now holds a 27-8 mark all-time in ACC play, and is 17-6 overall this season.

No. 26 Clemson (8-5, 1-1 ACC) def. No. 19 Georgia Tech (5-6, 0-1 ACC), 4-3March 7, 2012 – Bill Moore Tennis Center – Atlanta, GADoubles:

    1. #20 Bek/Wong (CU) def. #8 Anghelescu/Jillian O’Neill (GT), 8-3
    2. Blau/Kilborn (GT) def. Kochanova/Vyskocilova (CU), 8-5
    3. Ngo/Wacker (GT) def. Kölzer/Gumulya (CU), 8-4

Order of Finish: 1,3,2*Singles:

  1. #19 Jillian O’Neill (GT) def. Josipa Bek (CU), 6-3, 6-2
  2. #76 Keri Wong (CU) def. #81 Elizabeth Kilborn (GT), 6-7, 6-0, 6-0
  3. #103 Nelly Ciolkowski (CU) def. #79 Caroline Lilley (GT), 7-6, 6-2
  4. Beatrice Gumulya (CU) def. Christina Ngo (GT), 6-3, 7-5
  5. #90 Klara Vyskocilova (CU) def. Lynn Blau (GT), 6-4, 6-3
  6. Alex Anghelescu (GT) def. Romy Kölzer (CU), 6-4, 6-3

Order of Finish: 1,5,6,4,3,2*

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