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Mijacika Makes Clemson Women’s Tennis History By Advancing To Finals At Riviera/ITA All-American

Mijacika Makes Clemson Women’s Tennis History By Advancing To Finals At Riviera/ITA All-American

Oct. 6, 2007

PACIFIC PALISADES, CA – With her singles win on Saturday afternoon at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships, Ani Mijacika became the first Clemson women’s tennis player in history to reach the finals of the tournament. She is now 7-0 on the year and will face #4 Susie Babos of California for the title at 2:00, eastern time, on Sunday at the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades, CA.

Mijacika defeated Georgia Tech’s Maya Johansson in her Final Four match-up, allowing the Yellow Jacket player just two games all match (6-2, 6-0).

Former Clemson standout Julie Coin had reached the semifinal round of the ITA All-American Championships in 2004 and 2005 for the prior best showing in the tournament.

In doubles action, Mijacika and Federica van Adrichem fell in the semifinals on Saturday, falling just short in a three-set battle to 10th-ranked Caitlin Whoriskey and Zsofia Zuber of Tennessee. The Volunteer team claimed the first set, 6-3, before the Tiger tandem responded with a 6-3 victory in the second frame. Whoriskey and Zuber edged Mijacika and Van Adrichem in the third set, winning the tie-break, 7-4.

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