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14th-Ranked Clemson Women’s Tennis Tops College of Charleston

14th-Ranked Clemson Women’s Tennis Tops College of Charleston

Jan. 22, 2012

CLEMSON, SC – The 14th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team downed the College of Charleston, 5-2 on Sunday at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center. The Tigers (2-0) improved to 23-1 all-time against the Cougars (0-1). Senior Ina Hadziselimovicfor the top mark in Clemson history.

“Doubles is a different game than singles,” said Bek. “You have to work together with your partner. I really focus on working together with my partner and trying to find a way to win. I’ve won a lot of matches with Ina (Hadziselimovic) and a lot of matches with Keri (Wong); I’ve also played with Ani (Mijacika) and today I played with Romy (Kölzer) and I have a lot of good memories with each of them.”

Clemson claimed the doubles point for the first time this season, generally a strong indicator of success in the match. Last season, Clemson was 15-0 when registering the doubles point and just 6-11 when dropping the best-of-three point. Keri Wong paired with Klara Vyskocilovafor an 8-3 win over Maddox and Viana at flight one.

Monika Kochanova and Nelly Ciolkowskithen fell at flight three doubles to the Newman sisters, 8-3, sending the doubles decision to Bek and freshman Romy Kolzer at flight two. The duo traded games with their Cougar counterparts before eventually clinching the match, 8-6. It seems appropriate that Kolzer’s first career doubles win at Clemson comes alongside the Tigers’ newly crowned career-leader, who now has 106 doubles wins under her belt.

Bek stayed undefeated in dual match singles as well, winning her second straight match without dropping a set to improve to 2-0. It was the 98th win over her career overall, and the fourth in the 2011-12 season.

No. 65 Keri Wong, who picked up her 102nd doubles win, defeated Caroline Newman, 6-0, 6-3 to up her mark to 2-0 this season, while Nelly Ciolkowskidowned Samantha Maddox, 6-2, 6-2to up her mark to 7-2 in the 2011-12 season, including tournament play.

Kolzer fought off and early break and was a game down in her second set, but came back to win in a tiebreaker, 6-4, 7-6 (3). Sophomores Klara Vyskocilovaand Monikia Kochanova fell at three and five singles, respectively.

Clemson returns to action on Jan. 25 when they play host to Winthrop at 2:30 pm at the Indoor Tennis Courts.

No. 14 Clemson (2-0) def. College of Charleston (0-1), 5-2 January 22, 2012 – Hoke SloanIndoor Tennis Center, Clemson, SC

Doubles: 1. Vyskocilova/Wong (CU) def. Maddox/Viana (COC), 8-3 2. Bek/Kölzer (CU) def. Falcone/Kambourelis(COC), 8-6 3. Newman/Newman(COC) def. Ciolkowski/Kochanova (CU), 8-3Order of Finish: 1,3,2

Singles: 1. Romy Kölzer (CU) def. Irene Viana (CoC), 6-4, 7-6 (3)Order of Finish: 2, 4, 1*, 3, 5, 6

Time: 4:19 Attendance: 108