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Women’s Tennis Travels to No. 19 Georgia Tech

March 6, 2012

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s tennis team will play their sixth match in the past seven against a top-25 team in the ITA rankings when they play No. 19 Georgia Tech (5-5, 0-0 ACC) at the Bill Moore Tennis Center in Atlanta on Wednesday at 2:00 pm. Clemson (7-5, 0-1 ACC) moved up eight spots in the ITA rankings to No. 26 on Tuesday. Live scoring will be available at ClemsonTigers.com.Clemson holds a 25-9 all-time record against the Yellow Jackets, and a 13-2 overall mark on the road against Tech. Georgia Tech has won two in a row in the series. The Tigers have dropped four of the past five matches, including the ACC-opener at No. 10 Miami on Sunday, and will have played eight straight dual matches away from home after Wednesday, with six of those against top-25 opponents. The Tigers will finally return home on March 10 as they play host to Florida State, before going on back on the road for three in a row, including at a top-ten Baylor team. Three of Clemson’s players are ranked in singles play, led by Keri Wong, who checks in at No. 76 nationally. The senior just topped No. 25 Gabriela Mejia of Miami on Sunday in three sets, her highest-ranked win of the season. No. 90 Klara Vyskocilova is also coming off a 6-1, 6-1 won at Miami in singles. She and her doubles partner, Monika Kochanova, have won 11 in a row. Nelly Ciolkowski checks in at No. 103 nationally as well. Tech’s Jillian O’Neill is the top-ranked Yellow Jacket in the latest at No. 19 and has four wins over nationally-ranked opponents this season. Senior Caroline Lilley is 4-1 this season and is ranked No. 79, while junior Elizabeth Kilborn is ranked No. 81 this week. Several doubles combinations hold doubles rankings in this matchup, led by Tech’s Alex Anghelecu and O’Neill, who come in 8th nationally. Keri Wong is part of two ranked doubles tandems, ranking 20th with Josipa Bek and 38th with Beatrice Gumulya.

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