April 5, 2009
CLEMSON, SC – Senior Alexandra Luc won in straight sets on Sunday afternoon in her final regular season match at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center and the 11th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team posted a 7-0 victory over Boston College. The Tigers swept the doubles matches for the 11th time this season while extending their winning streak to eight straight.
Clemson now boasts a 16-5 overall record with a 7-1 ledger against ACC opponents. The Eagles fell to 4-15 on the year and 1-8 in conference play.
In doubles action, the Tigers dropped just three games combined to record their 17th doubles win of the season. Clemson’s number two team of Alexandra Luc partnered with Laurianne Henry at flight three for an 8-1 defeat of the Eagle tandem of Katarina Gajic and Jacqueline Mabatah to clinch the 1-0 lead.
Ani Mijacika and Keri Wong finished moments later to complete the sweep. The eighth-ranked tandem recorded an 8-1 win over Lauren Cash and Lana Krasnopolsky to improve to 11-2 in dual matches.
Luc then scored the Tigers’ second point of the afternoon with her 6-0, 6-3 victory over Attwell at flight five. Hadziselimovic, playing at the third position for the second consecutive match, defeated Gajic by a 6-2, 6-2 margin, while Laurianne Henry clinched the victory for Clemson with a straight set victory over Brittany Delaney at flight six (6-1, 6-3).
Bek then won her 27th match of the season to put the Tigers on top 5-0. The native of Osijek, Croatia and 12th-ranked singles player in the Campbell/ITA Tennis poll downed Cash in the first set, 6-3, and then held on for the 6-4 victory in the second at number two. Wong finished fifth for the day as she posted a 6-4, 6-3 victory against Sullivan at flight four.
Mijacika, the nation’s top player, dropped the first set by a 6-3 margin to Krasnopolsky. However, she aced the first point of the second set to set the tone for the remainder of the match. The Clemson junior did not surrender a game the rest of the way for the three-set victory.
The Tigers will conclude the 2009 regular season next weekend as they travel to North Carolina for dates with the Blue Devils and Tar Heels. Clemson will face Duke on Friday afternoon before the finale against North Carolina on Saturday.
#11 Clemson def. Boston College, 7-0 Doubles 1. #8 Mijacika/Wong (CU) def. Cash/Krasnopolsky (BC) – 8-1 2. #27 Bek/Hadziselimovic (CU) def. Dasha Cherkasov/Sullivan (BC) – 8-1 3. Henry/Luc (CU) def. Gajic/Jacqueline Mabatah (BC) – 8-1 Order of Finish – 2, 3, 1
Singles 1. #1 Alexandra Luc (CU) def. Katharine Attwell (BC) – 6-0, 6-3 6. Laurianne Henry (CU) def. Brittany Delaney (BC) – 6-1, 6-3 Order of Finish – 5, 3, 6, 2, 4, 1
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