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Clemson Women’s Tennis Defeats Furman, 7-0

Clemson Women’s Tennis Defeats Furman, 7-0

Feb. 4, 2010

GREENVILLE, SC – The 15th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team defeated the Furman Paladins, 7-0 at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, SC. The Tigers moved to 6-0 on the season, while Furman fell to 0-3. The Tigers will travel to #4 Georgia on Saturday for a noon showdown.

The Tigers swept the doubles point, as Estefania Balda and Laurianne Henry defeated Olivia Maurice and Jessica Preeg, 8-2, at flight three to give the Tigers a 1-0 edge. Then, Ina Hadziselimovic stayed perfect on the season, moving to 6-0 at the flight one doubles spot.

Ina Hadziselimovic moved to 5-1 on the season with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Jessica Preeg to give Clemson a 3-0 lead. Ninth-ranked Josipa Bek won 6-3, 6-2 at flight two against Lauren Kline.

Freshman Estefania Balda won her third straight match, taking down Jennifer Betts, 6-1, 6-0 at flight six. Laurianne Henry then defeated Susan Bitetti, 6-1, 6-2 to give Clemson the 7-0 win.

Clemson moved to 40-3 all-time in the series with Furman.

The Tigers return to action on Saturday as they travel to Athens, GA to take on 4th-ranked UGA. The match is slated to get underway at noon.

Complete Results

#15 Clemson 7, Furman 0 Feb. 4, 2010 at Greenville, SC (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition 1. Keri Wong (CLEM) def. #84 Monica Arguello (FUR) 6-1, 6-1 2. #9 Josipa Bek (CLEM) def. Lauren Kline (FUR) 6-3, 6-2 3. #113 Ina Hadziselimovic (CLEM) def. Jessica Preeg (FUR) 6-3, 6-1 4. #61 Nelly Ciolkowski (CLEM) def. Michele Stanford (FUR) 6-1, 6-1 5. Laurianne Henry (CLEM) def. Susan Bitetti (FUR) 6-1, 6-2 6. Estefania Balda (CLEM) def. Jennifer Betts (FUR) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition 1. Ina Hadziselimovic/Keri Wong (CLEM) def. Monica Arguello/Lauren Kline (FUR) 8-7 (7-3) 2. Josipa Bek/Nelly Ciolkowski (CLEM) def. Michele Stanford/Jennifer Betts (FUR) 8-3 3. Estefania Balda/Laurianne Henry (CLEM) def. Olivia Maurice/Jessica Preeg (FUR) 8-2

Match Notes Clemson 6-0; National ranking #15 Furman 0-3 Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,3,4,2,6,5)

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