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Clemson Women’s Tennis to Host Winter Classic

Clemson Women’s Tennis to Host Winter Classic

Feb. 3, 2011

CLEMSON, SC – The No. 10 Clemson women’s tennis team will hold the Clemson Winter Classic from Feb. 4-Feb. 6 at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center. The tournament will follow a flighted tournament format, featuring Armstrong Atlantic, Brenau, and Georgia State.

Flighted tournaments pit players against one another in a tournament format, but do not count toward the team’s overall results. Clemson is off to a 7-0 start on the season, and has advanced to the Final 16 of the ITA Indoor Regional, which takes place on Feb. 18-21 in Charlottesville, VA.

Armstrong Atlantic has won three consecutive Division II National Titles, and is 85-2 over the past three seasons. The Pirates feature Division II’s top-ranked player, Alida Mueller-Wehlau. Clemson senior Laurianne Henry’s sister, Kathleen, is a junior on the squad, and is ranked 25th nationally in Division II singles.

Brenau is an NAIA school in Gainesville, GA, and feature two of the NAIA’s top-50 players in #22 Lyn See Choo and #48 Kate Mazackova. The duo also for the 11th-ranked doubles team in the division.

Georgia State rounds out the field. The Colonial Athletic team will be playing in its second action of the season, as they open Thursday against Mercer.

Josipa Bek, who is ranked no. 12 nationally in singles, and no. 2 nationally in doubles with junior Keri Wong, leads Clemson. Wong is also ranked 48th nationally in singles. Clemson has five players ranked among the top 20 in the Carolina Region, and Tiger singles players have a combined record of 30-1 so far in dual matches.

The full schedule of action is listed below:

Clemson Winter Classic Schedule

DAY ONE – 02/04/2011 9:00 AM – Georgia State vs Armstrong Atlantic Doubles Flights 1-3 10:30 AM – Clemson vs Brenau University Doubles Flights 1-3 12:30 PM – Clemson vs Georgia State Singles Flights 1-7 3:00 PM – Armstrong Atlantic vs Brenau University Singles Flights 1-7

DAY TWO – 02/05/2011 9:00 AM – Clemson vs Armstrong Atlantic Doubles Flights 1-3 10:30 AM – Brenau University vs Georgia State Doubles Flights 1-3 12:30 PM – Clemson vs Brenau University Singles Flights 1-7 3:00 PM – Georgia State vs Armstrong Atlantic Singles Flights 1-7

DAY THREE – 02/06/2011 9:00 AM – Clemson vs Georgia State Doubles Flights 1-3 10:30 AM – Armstrong Atlantic vs Brenau University Doubles Flights 1-3 12:30 PM – Clemson vs Armstrong Atlantic Singles Flights 1-7 3:00 PM – Georgia State vs Brenau University Singles Flights 1-7

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