Feb. 9, 2008
MADISON, WI – The Clemson women’s tennis team concluded play at the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championship on Saturday, suffering a 5-2 loss to #2 UCLA at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium on the campus of the University of Wisconsin.
The Tigers fell in doubles competition for the second straight day. Ina Hadziselimovic and Alexandra Luc dropped an 8-1 decision to the Bruin team of Stephanie Wetmore and Elizabeth Lumpkin at flight three. In the number-one match-up, Clemson’s Laurianne Henry and Carol Salge were defeated by Riza Zalameda and Tracy Lin, 8-2, to put UCLA ahead 1-0.
The flight two contest between the Tigers’ Estefania Balda and Ani Mijacika and the Bruins’ Alex McGoodwin and Ashley Joelson was not finished.
Lumpkin scored UCLA’s second point, defeating Henry at flight five (6-1, 6-1), and 25th-ranked Zalameda gave the Bruins a three-point advantage with a 6-1, 6-2 win over #4 Mijacika at the top spot. Balda then fell to Andrea Remynse, ranked #27, at flight three, 6-3, 6-2, and Lin recorded the victory at the number two position after Clemson’s Salge retired in the match.
Hadziselimovic picked up a win for the Tigers at flight four. The sophomore from Sarajevo, Bosnia dropped the first set, 6-2, to Joelson but edged the Bruin, 7-5, in the second. She then won the third-set tiebreak, 10-7, to improve to 9-6 on the year.
Luc also scored for Clemson with a three-set victory at number six. She defeated McGoodwin by a 6-4 margin in the opening set before falling, 6-3, in the second. Luc then prevailed 10-7 in a tiebreak for the third set.
The Tigers are now 3-4 on the year and will return to the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center next weekend as they will play host to Kentucky on Saturday morning.
#2 UCLA 5, #16 Clemson 2 Doubles 1. Zalameda/Lin (UCLA) def. Henry/Salge (CU), 8-2 2. Balda/Mijacika (CU) vs. McGoodwin/Joelson (UCLA), dnf 3. Stephanie Wetmore/Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Hadziselimovic/Luc, 8-1 Singles 1. #25 Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. #4 Ani Mijacika (CU), 6-1, 6-2 2. #41 Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. #84 Carol Salge (CU), 6-2, 3-0, ret. 3. #27 Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. Estefania Balda (CU), 6-3, 6-2 4. Ina Hadziselimovic (CU) def. Ashley Joelson (UCLA), 2-6, 7-5, 10-7 5. Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Laurianne Henry (CU), 6-1, 6-1 6. Alexandra Luc (CU) def. Alex McGoodwin (UCLA), 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 Order of Finish – 5, 1, 3, 2, 4, 6
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