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Bek, Hadziselimovic Set for Play in Riviera ITA-All American Main Draw

Bek, Hadziselimovic Set for Play in Riviera ITA-All American Main Draw

Oct. 8, 2009

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PACIFIC PALISADES, CA – #14 Ina Hadziselimovic won three matches in the qualifying round to advance to the 16-team main draw at the ITA National All-America tournament at the Riviera Tennis Club. Bek is also in the 32-player singles field, earning an automatic bid by virtue of her #9 overall ranking.

The doubles team will start play on Thursday afternoon against #17 Joyce Ardies and Denise Dy of the University of Washington. Bek will take on #36 Michaela Kissel of Marshall in the first round of singles at 3:00 pm eastern on Thursday.

Two Tiger doubles teams competed in the qualifying rounds of the tournament. Clemson’s #34 duo of Keri Wong and Nelly Ciolkowski took out #48 Carolyn McVeigh and Mallory Burdette of Stanford in the first round, 8-5. However, they fell in the second round to #18 Katrina Tsang and Shinann Featherston of North Carolina, eliminating them from competition.

Bek and Hadziselimovic opened with Muci and Pazo from Florida International, winning 8-5. In the second round, the defeated Morgan Frank and Elze Potgieter of Texas A&M, also 8-5. They then rolled #30 Amy Markhoff and Suzie Matzenauer of Cal Poly in the third round to earn a spot in the Main Draw.

In qualifying singles action, #81 Keri Wong upset #63 Lindsay Burdette of Stanford, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 before falling to Danielle Lao of Southern Cal, 6-2, 6-3.

Upon completion of the ITA All-American Championships, the Tigers will begin play at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships in Winston-Salem, NC from Oct. 21-26.

Qualifying Singles Results: (81) Keri Wong, CU, def. (64) Lindsay Burdette, Stanford, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 Danielle Lao, Southern Cal def (81) Keri Wong, 6-2, 6-3

Qualifying Doubles Results: (14) Bek/Hadziselimovic, CU, def. Pazo/Muci, Florida Int’l, 8-5 (14) Bek/Hadziselimovic def. Frank/Potgieter, Texas AM, 8-5 (14) Bek/Hadziselimovic def. (30) Markhoff/Matzenauer, Cal Poly, 8-5 (34) Wong/Ciolkowski, CU, def. (48) M. Burdette/McVeigh, Stanford, 8-5 (18) Tsang/Featherston, UNC def. (34) Wong/Ciolkowski, 8-1

Prequalifying Singles Results: Allie Will, Florida def. (99) Ina Hadziselimovic, CU, 7-6(6), 6-1 Alexa Guarachi, Alabama def. Laurianne Henry, CU, 6-1, 6-2 Stephanie Hammel, UC-Irvine def. Estefania Balda, CU, 6-4, 6-2

Prequalifying Doubles Results: Budiharto/Dalmacio, Wichita State, def. Balda/Henry, CU, 8-0