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No. 10 Clemson Advances to 2nd Round of ITA Team Indoor Championships

No. 10 Clemson Advances to 2nd Round of ITA Team Indoor Championships

Jan. 29, 2011

CLEMSON, SC – The No. 10 Clemson Women’s Tennis team advanced to the second round of the ITA National Indoor Championships with a 7-0 win over No. 61 Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center. The Tigers (6-0) will take on No. 19 Vanderbilt in the regional Championship match on Sunday at 2:00 pm.

Admission to the match is free, and live scoring is available for both matches at ClemsonTigers.com.

Dartmouth, who fell to 1-1 on the season, will play Marshall (4-1) at 9:00 am in the consolation match in Clemson. Vanderbilt defeated Marshall, 4-0 in the Saturday morning match.

The first two rounds of the Championships, dubbed ITA Kickoff Weekend, are held at regional campus sites, as teams try to advance to be among the final 16 teams. The teams that advance from the four-team regions will convene in Charlottesville, VA for the final three rounds to be held Feb. 18-21.

Clemson started off strong, taking the doubles point as Nelly Ciolkowski and Klara Vyskocilova won, 8-3 at flight three, and No. 2 Josipa Bek and Keri Wong won, 8-4 at flight one.

Vyskocilova then upped her record to 5-0 on the season as she cruised past Ryan Reichel, 6-0, 6-1. Keri Wong, ranked 48th nationally, defeated Melissa Matsuoko, 6-2, 6-0, for her fourth win of the season.

The clinching point came from No. 12 Josipa Bek, who won her first set, 6-1, and came back from a 4-0 second-set deficit to win, 6-4.

The teams agreed to play out the rest of the singles matches, with Maria Belaya improving to 6-0 with an 8-3 pro-set win over Georgiana Smyser, and Nelly Ciolkowski finishing a near two-hour 6-2, 6-2 win over lefty Sabrina Stewart at flight four.

Caroline Magnusson closed out the action with an 8-2 pro-set win over Valeriya Tatisheva at number-six singles.

#10 Clemson (6-0), #61 Dartmouth (1-1), 7-0 Women’s ITA Indoor Team Championship – Round 1Clemson, SC – Clemson Indoor Tennis Center

Doubles: 1. #2 Bek/Wong (CU) def. Matsuoka/Scott(DART), 8-4 2. Belaya/Magnusson (CU) led R. Reichel/Smyser (DART), 7-5 dnf 3. Ciolkowski/Vyskocilova (CU) def. Decker-Sadowski/Leonard(DART), 8-3 Order of Finish: 1, 3*

Singles: 1. #12 Josipa Bek (CU) def. #94 Molly Scott (DART), 6-1, 6-4 2. #48 Keri Wong (CU) def. Melissa Matsuoka (DART), 6-2, 6-0 3. Klara Vyskocilova (CU) def. Ryan Reichel (DART), 6-0, 6-1 4. Nelly Ciolkowski (CU) def. Sabrina Stewart (DART), 6-2, 6-2 5. Maria Belaya (CU) def. Georgiana Smyser (DART), 8-3 6. Caroline Magnusson (CU) def. Valeriya Tatisheva (DART), 8-2 Order of Finish:3, 2, 1*, 5, 4, 6Time of Match: 2:49

#19 Vanderbilt (2-0) def. #53 Marshall (4-1), 4-0 ITA Indoor Team Championship – Round 1Clemson, SC – Clemson Indoor Tennis Center

Doubles: 1. #63 Kissell/Zaprazna (MU) def. #20 Dillon/Leatu (VU), 8-2 2. #53 Preeg/Wu (VU) def. Kellner/Voscekova (MU), 9-8 (4) 3. Mira/Ulery (VU) def. Kucin/Timko (MU), 8-2 Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2

Singles: 1. #83 Jackie Wu (VU) led #27 Michaela Kissell (MU), 6-4, 0-2 2. #50 Alex Leatu (VU) def. Dominika Zaprazna (MU), 6-3, 6-0 3. #89 Chelsea Preeg (VU) def. Catherine Kellner (MU), 6-4, 1-0 ret. 4. #64 Rachael Dillon (VU) def. Kristina Koprcina (MU), 6-4, 6-2 5. #119 Lauren Mira (VU) v. Maria Voscekova (MU) 6. Keilly Ulery (VU) v. Kara Kucin (MU) Order of Finish:3, 4, 2*Time of Match: 3:19

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