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#14 Clemson Defeats #43 VCU in Women’s Tennis Sunday

Jan. 24, 2010

CLEMSON, SC – The 14th ranked Clemson women’s tennis team defeated the 43rd ranked VCU 5-2 Sunday afternoon at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center. Clemson now improves to 2-0 on the season.

The Tigers won the doubles point by winning two out of the three matches. The pair of Ina Hadziselimovic and Kerri Wong won their match 8-3 to tie it up after Laurianne Henry had fallen to Laura Burns and Kateryna Yergina 8-3. It came down to Estefania Balda, who won their match 8-4 to win the doubles point.

In singles action, #113 Ina Hadziselimovic finished up first, taking down VCU’s Ana Bara 6-4, 6-0 at flight three. Finishing second was fellow Tiger Kerry Wong who won her match 6-2, 6-4 at flight two. Freshman Nelly Ciolkowski, ranked 61st, then defeated Alex Bara 7-5, 6-3 to clinch the win for the Tigers.

At flight one, #9 Laurianne Henry 6-2, 6-3 and Olena Leonchuk won 6-2, 6-1 over Estefania Balda to make it a 5-2 victory for the Tigers.

The Tigers will now to host Troy on January 27 and then the ITA Kickoff Weekend on January 30-31.

#14 Clemson def. #43 VCU 5-2 January 24, 2010 – Clemson, SC

Doubles: 1. Hadziselimovic/Wong (CU) def. Bara, Ana/Hjertquist (VCU) 8-3 2. Burns/Yergina (VCU) def. Henry/Ciolkowski (CU) 8-3 3. Bek/Balda (CU) def. Bara, Alex/Leonchuk (VCU) 8-4 Order of finish: 2,1,3

Singles 1. #9Bek (CU) vs. Yergina (VCU) 6-0, 6-7 (6), 6-1 2. Wong (CU) def. Hjertquist (VCU) 6-2, 6-4 3. #113Hadziselimovic (CU) def. Bara, Ana (VCU) 6-4, 6-0 4. #61Ciolkowski (CU) vs. Bara, Alex (VCU) 7-5, 6-3 5. Burns (VCU) def. Henry (CU) 6-2, 6-3 6. Leonchuk (VCU) def. Balda (CU) 6-2, 6-1 Order of finish: 3,2,4,1,5,6