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#17 Virginia Defeats #12 Clemson 4-3

April 16, 2011

CLEMSON, SC — Hana Tomljanovic defeated Clemson’s Klara Vyskocilova at number-three singles 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-2) in clinching the match and leading the 17th-ranked Cavaliers to 4-3 victory over 12th-ranked Clemson in an Atlantic Coast Conference women’s tennis match at Clemson, SC Saturday afternoon.

With the win, Virginia improves to 17-6 overall, and 6-4 in the ACC. Clemson falls to 17-9 overall and 5-5 in league play.

Virginia got on the board with the doubles point, winning all three matches despite the Tigers holding a point break lead on two courts.

In the deciding match, Josipa Bek and Keri Wong got out to a 4-2 lead on Lindsey Hardenbergh and Erin Vierra, but the Cavalier duo took three straight games to go up, 5-4. With the match tied, 6-6, the Cavaliers went up 40-15 on serve, but the Tigers fought back to force deuce, and grabbed the advantage, but Virginia rattled off three straight point to go up 7-6, and broke Wong to win, 8-6, and clinch the point.

Caroline Magnusson also led, 5-3 at flight two over No. 31 Emily Fraser and Hana Tomljanovic, but the pair from Virginia battled back to take a 7-5 lead. Clemson got on back to get within 7-6, but the Cavs put it away, 8-6.

The Tigers looked as if they’d bounce back in singles, taking the first sets at the top five positions.

The Cavaliers took a 2-0 advantage as Maria Fuccillo defeated the Tigers’ Laurianne Henry 7-6 6-0 at the number-six flight.

The Tigers’ Kery Wong, ranked 50th nationally, defeated #52 Emily Fraser 6-1, 6-4 at number-two singles. No. 50 Keri Wong defeated No. 52 Erin Vierra at flight-two, 6-1, 6-4 to win her third straight match and her sixth in the last seven outings overall.

Clemson tied the score 2-2 when Carolina Magnusson defeated the Cavaliers’ Caryssa Peretz at number-six singles6-2, 6-4.

Virginia would win the next two singles matches to claim the victory. At number-one singles, #42-ranked Lindsey Hardenbergh defeated Clemson’s ninth-ranked Josipa Bek 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 to take a 3-0 lead. At number-three singles the Cavaliers’ Tomljznovic defeated Vyskocilova to clinch the match.

In the final match off the court, Clemson’s Nelly Ciolkowski was victorious over #106 Erin Vierra 6-4, 7-6 at number four singles, making the final score Virginia 4, Clemson 3.

Clemson will return to action on Sunday as they take on No. 52 Virginia Tech on Sunday at 12:00 pm at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center.

The Tigers will find out their seed for the ACC Tournament on Sunday, and will head to Cary, NC for the competition, which takes place from April 21-24.

Virginia 4, Clemson 3 April 16, 2011 – Hoke Sloan Tennis Center – Clemson, SC

Doubles: 1. #54 Hardenbergh/Vierra (VA) def. #3 Bek/Wong (CU), 8-6 2. #31 Fraser/Tomljanovic (VA) def. Magnusson/Vyskocilova (CU), 8-6 3. Fuccillo/Peretz (VA) def. Henry/Ciolkowski (CU), 8-4 Order of Finish: 3,1,2

Singles: 1. #42 Lindsey Hardenbergh (VA) d. #9 Josipa Bek (CU)1-6, 7-5, 6-3 2. #50 Keri Wong (CU) d. #52 Emily Fraser (VA), 6-1, 6-4 3. #98 Hana Tomljanovic(VA)vd. #119 Klara Vyskocilova (CU) 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-2) 4. Nelly Ciolkowski (CU)vd. #106 Erin Vierra (VA)6-4, 7-6 (7-5) 5. Caroline Magnusson (CU) v. Caryssa Peretz (VA) 6-2, 6-4 6. Maria Fuccillo (VA) def. Laurianne Henry (CU), 7-6(7-3), 6-0 Order of Finish: 6, 2, 5, 1, 3, 4