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Ciolkowski into Singles Quarterfinals at ITA Carolina Regional

Ciolkowski into Singles Quarterfinals at ITA Carolina Regional

Oct. 22, 2011


CHAPEL HILL, NC – Clemson junior Nelly Ciolkowski won a pair of three-set matches on Saturday at advance to the Quarterfinal round at the 2011 ITA Carolina Regional Singles Championship in Chapel Hill, NC. She is also into the quarters in doubles as well, teaming with sophomore Monika Kochanova with a surprising run. 

Top-ranked and top-seeded Josipa Bek and Keri Wong also earned a spot in the quarters against NC State’s tandem of Joelle Kissell and Ashley Miller after an 8-2 win in the Round of 16 over Alkema and Garcia of Winthrop. Bek and Wong are the defending Champions of the event. 

The Champions of the event earn an automatic entry into the ITA Indoor National Championships in Flushing, NY. 

Ciolkowski defeated Ryann Cutillo of Wake Forest6-3, 3-6, 6-4, in the rounf of 32 before downing Nitooli Wilkins of Winthrop, 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 to move into the quarters. 

Ciolkowski and Kochanova knocked off fifth-seeded Clayton and Mulholland of Duke to advance earlier in the day. 

Bek was knocked out in singles by Duke’s Monica Turewicz in the Round of 16, 6-1, 7-6(6). Bek was seeded second in the singles portion, and is ranked eighth nationally. 

Wong was also bounced with a loss to North Carolina’s Lauren McHale, 6-3, 6-4 in the round of 16.

Both doubles teams play Sunday at 9:00 AM, and Ciolkowski will player her singles match at 10:30 AM, or after her doubles match. 

Clemson’s Results (Through Saturday)Doubles:Thursday:Rd. of 64: Ciolkowski/Kochanova (CU) def. Chemaya/Yegorevchenko (CAMP), 8-4 Friday:Rd. of 32: #1 Bek/Wong (CU) def. Jansaker/Khoury (Elon), 8-0Rd. of 32: Ciolkowski/Kochanova (CU) def. Beme/Stavreva (Elon), 8-2Saturday:Rd. of 16: #1 Bek/Wong (CU) def. Alkema/Garcia (WIN), 8-2Rd. of 16: Ciolkowski/Kochanova (CU) def. (5) Clayton/Mulholland (DUKE), 9-7Sunday:Quarterfinals: #1 Bek/Wong (CU) v. Kissell/Miller (NCSU), 9:00 AMQuarterfinals: Ciolkowski/Kochanova (CU) v. (4) Hemm/McHale (UNC), 9:00 AMSingles:Friday:Rd. of 64: #8 Josipa Bek (CU) def. Erica White (G-W), 6-1, 6-1Rd. of 64: #83 Nelly Ciolkowski (CU) def. Christina Riley (UNC-W), 6-0, 6-1Rd. of 64: #32 Keri Wong (CU) def. Ainhoa Diaz (WCU), 6-1, 6-0Rd. of 64: Monika Kochanova (CU) def. Christy Sipes (NCSU), 6-1, 6-3Saturday:Rd. of 32: #8 Josipa Bek (CU) def. Lauren Kline (FUR), 6-3, 6-2Rd. of 32: #83 Nelly Ciolkowski (CU) def. Ryann Cutillo (WF), 6-3, 3-6, 6-4Rd. of 32: #32 Keri Wong (CU) def. Alex Whitehead (UNC-G), 6-1, 6-0Rd. of 32:  #104 Hanna Mar (DUKE) def. Monika Kochanova (CU), 5-1, ret. inj.Rd. of 16: Monica Turewicz (DUKE) def. #8 Josipa Bek (CU), 6-1, 7-6(6)Rd. of 16: #83 Nelly Ciolkowski (CU) def. Nitooli Wilkins (UNC-G), 2-6, 6-3 6-0Rd. of 16: Lauren McHale (UNC) def. #32 Keri Wong (CU), 6-3, 6-4Sunday:Quarterfinals: #83 Nelly Ciolkowski v. Jakin Alawi (USC), 10:30 AM