March 16, 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. – The 12th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team swept all six singles matches and all three doubles contests to post a 7-0 victory over Central Florida at the UCF Tennis Complex in Orlando, FL. With the win, the Tigers improved to 10-5 on the year while the Knights dropped to 8-5.
In doubles action, Ani Mijacika and Ina Hadziselimovic teamed up to easily defeat Central Florida’s team of Alexis Rodriguez and Andrea Yacaman at flight two by an 8-2 margin. Estefania Balda and Alexandra Luc then eked out a 9-7 victory at number three against Christy Core and Katie Orletsky to extend their winning streak to seven straight.
Five Tiger players then posted straight-set wins in singles play while Hadziselimovic claimed a three-set battle at flight four over Rodriguez (6-1, 2-6, 6-3). Mijacika, the nation’s #1-ranked player defeated Frisell at flight one by a 7-6(5), 6-2 margin and now boasts a 22-5 record for the year.
Bek also won her 22nd match of the season with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Yacaman at number two, while Balda picked up the win against Serrot at flight three, 6-3, 6-2. Wong won her fourth consecutive singles match, defeating Core by a 6-4, 6-0 margin at the fifth position, and Laurianne Henry recorded a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Orlestky at flight six.
Clemson will return to action next weekend as the Tigers play host to ACC foes Virginia Tech and Virginia. Clemson will face the Hokies at 11:00 AM on Saturday, Mar. 21 and will then take on the Cavaliers at 12:00 PM on Sunday.
#12 Clemson 7, UCF 0Singles 1. #1 Ani Mijacika (CU) def. Jenny Frisell (UCF) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 2. #4 Josipa Bek (CU) def. Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 7-5, 6-4 3. #76 Estefania Balda (CU) def. Elvira Serrot (UCF) 6-3, 6-2 4. #117 Ina Hadziselimovic (CU) def. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 5. #101 Keri Wong (CU) def. Christy Core (UCF) 6-4, 6-0 6. Laurianne Henry (CU) def. Katie Orletsky (UCF) 7-5, 6-1
Doubles 1. #20 Mijacika/Wong (CU) def. Frisell/Serrot (UCF) 8-0 2. #30 Bek/Hadziselimovic (CU) def. Rodriguez/Yacaman (UCF) 8-2 3. Alexandra Luc/Balda (CU) def. Core/Orletsky (UCF) 9-7
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