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#9 Tigers Down Purdue, 7-0, In Saturday Women’s Tennis Action

#9 Tigers Down Purdue, 7-0, In Saturday Women’s Tennis Action

Feb. 2, 2008

CLEMSON, SC – The ninth-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team improved to 3-0 on the year with a sweep of the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center. The Tigers won all three doubles matches for the third time this season, while the six singles victories were a first on the year.

Clemson will go for its fourth win of the spring on Sunday when the Tigers play host to Virginia Commonwealth. The teams are slated to begin play at 10:30 am.

At the top doubles position, Clemson’s team of Carol Salge and Federica van Adrichem won easily over Boilermakers Cigdem Duru and Brooke Beier, 8-1. Estefania Balda and Ani Mijacika then teamed to post an 8-3 victory at number two against the Purdue tandem of Alejandra Boeker and Stephanie Wooten, while Ina Hadziselimovic and Alexandra Luc defeated Joanna Craven and Anna Dzeva at flight three, 8-2, improved to 7-3 on the year.

Balda earned the number-one singles position for the Tigers and responded with a straight-set victory against Beier, 7-5, 6-4. Salge then defeated Duru at flight two, 6-2, 6-3, and Hadziselimovic moved up to number three, winning 6-1, 6-2 over Wooten.

Van Adrichem dropped the first set to Craven at flight four, 6-7(4), before rebounding to win the second and third sets, 6-3 and 10-2, respectively. Luc then defeated Dzeva at the number five position, 6-1, 6-2, and Laurianne Henry earned the victory at flight six in her first action of the spring. She defeated Boeker by a 6-3, 6-2 margin.

Fourth-ranked Mijacika did not play in singles due to an injury.

Purdue fell to 1-2 on the year.

#9 Clemson 7, #47 Purdue 0Doubles 1. Salge/Van Adrichem (CU) def. Duru/Beier (PU), 8-1 2. Balda/Mijacika (CU) def. Boeker/Wooten (PU), 8-3 3. Hadziselimovic/Luc (CU) def. Craven/Dzeva (PU), 8-2Singles 1. Estefania Balda (CU) def. Brook Beier (PU), 7-5, 6-4 2. #85 Carol Salge (CU) def. Cigdem Duru (PU), 6-2, 6-3 3. Ina Hadziselimovic (CU) def. Stephanie Wooten (PU), 6-1, 6-2 4. #53 Federica van Adrichem (CU) def. Joanna Craven (PU), 6-7(4), 6-3, 10-2 5. Alexandra Luc (CU) def. Anna Dzeva (PU), 6-1, 6-2 6. Laurianne Henry (CU) def. Alejandra Boeker (PU), 6-3, 6-2 Records: Clemson – 3-0; Purdue – 1-2