May 4, 2011
CLEMSON, SC – Clemson junior women’s tennis players Josipa Bek and Keri Wong learned on Wednesday that they have each been admitted to the NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournament. The tournaments are held following the NCAA Team Tournament in Palo Alto, CA from May 24-30.
In addition to learning their bids to singles and doubles, the Tigers also learned their schedule for the team portion of the tournament. Clemson, the No. 15 national seed, will be the top seed in Fayetteville, Ark., and will play Wichita State at 10:00 am (central) on Saturday, May 14. The winner of the match will go on to play on Sunday, May 15, at 1:00 pm (central) for a right to travel to the Sweet 16 in Palo Alto, CA.
Bek and Wong, ranked sixth in the nation in doubles, have earned a national 5-8 seed in the 32-team doubles tournament.
Bek has earned a 9-16 national seed in the 64-player singles tournament after completing the season ranked 11th in the nation, while Wong finished the year ranked 48th, and has also earned an at-large bid.
Clemson last sent two players to the singles championships in 2009, when Bek, then just a freshman, reached the Sweet 16, earning All-America honors. Ani Mijacika was also an All-American after earning the nation’s fourth overall seed after being named the ACC’s Player of the Year.
Bek has enjoyed success in the doubles tournament as well, reaching the final eight with Ina Hadziselimovic in 2009 and the final 16 last season as a top-eight seed, also with Hadziselimovic.
By earning two national seeds, Bek has been assured All-America status for the fifth and sixth time in her career, a new school standard, and surpassing Mijacika.
Wong earns her second doubles All-America honor after she and Mijackia received a top-eight seed in the 2009 doubles tournament. Wong can also play her way in to a singles All-America selection by advancing to the Final 16.
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