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Bek Advances to Second Round of ITA National Indoor Championships

Bek Advances to Second Round of ITA National Indoor Championships

Nov. 5, 2009

Clemson sophomore women’s tennis player, Josipa Bek, has won her first round matchup against #28 Katy Rybakova in of Florida State in the first round of the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championship in New Haven, CT. Bek, the 9th-ranked player in the nation, won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3.

She will play Georgia Tech’s Irina Falconi, winner of the ITA All-America Championships in October, in the second round. Falconi is currently ranked #8 nationally. Live scoring will be available at

Bek will try to continue Clemson’s two-year streak of placing a player in the finals, as Ani Mijacika was the runner-up in 2007 and 2008. Bek is a winner of nine of her past ten matches, including five against ranked opponents. She is 5-0 in three-set matches this season.

These championships, held at Yale University, feature a 32-player singles field and 16-team doubles field for men and women, including: champions from Wilson/ITA Regional Championships held across the country during October, the ITA National Small College champions, the winners of the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships, and at-large and wild card selections made by the ITA National Tournament Committee. Bek qualified for the 32-player tournament by winning the ITA Carolina Regional Championship in late October.

Results #9 Josipa Bek (CU) def. #28 Katy Rybakova (FSU): 6-4, 6-3