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Clemson Takes Down Arizona State, 4-0, in NCAA First Round

May 11, 2012

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ATHENS, GA – The Clemson women’s tennis team cruised to a 4-0 victory over Arizona State (11-10) in the First Round of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships in Athens, GA. Clemson (16-9) will play the winner of Friday afternoon’s match between No. 6 Georgia and College of Charleston on Saturday at 3:00 pm. Clemson won the doubles point, and then won three singles matches in straight sets to oust the Sun Devils. Clemson’s three seniors, Romy Kölzer, as well as sophomore Romy Kölzer won her first set, 6-2, against Clare Frye, and won 6-0 in the second set as she claimed her fourth straight match, and is now 17-8 this season. With Clemson firmly in control, up 3-0, Vyskocilova and Bek were in a race to see who could close out the match. Bek won her first set against Brycki, ranked 92nd, 6-4, while Vyskocilova beat Hannah James, 6-1 in the opening set. Bek and Vyskocilova traded game-for-game, and each had a chance to clinch, up 5-1 in the second. Both got out to 30-0 leads ,and Bek was on match point, up 40-30 when Vyskocilova closed out with a 6-1 win. #24 Clemson def #34 Arizona State, 4-0May 11, 2012 – Dan Magill Tennis Center – Athens, GANCAA First RoundDoubles competition 1. #12 Jospia Bek/Keri Wong (CLEM) def. Michelle Brycki/Joanna Smith (ASU) 8-62. Klara Vyskocilova/Beatrice Gumulya (CLEM) vs. Jacqueline Cako/Leighann Sahagan (ASU) 6-7, unfinished3. Monika Kochanova/Romy Kolzer (CLEM) def. Nikki Castel/Hannah James (ASU) 8-1Singles competition 1. #46 Keri Wong (CLEM) vs. #15 Jacqueline Cako (ASU) 3-6, 4-2, unfinished2. Jospia Bek (CLEM) led #92 Michelle Brycki (ASU) 6-4, 5-1, unfinished3. #77 Klara Vyskocilova (CLEM) def. Hannah James (ASU) 6-1, 6-14. Beatrice Gumulya (CLEM) def. Joanna Smith (ASU) 6-0, 6-15. Leighann Sahagan (ASU) led Nelly Ciolkowski (CLEM) 1-6, 3-2, unfinished6. Romy Kolzer (CLEM) def. Clare Frye (ASU) 6-2, 6-0Match Notes:Arizona State 11-10; National ranking #34Clemson 16-9; National ranking #24Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (4,6,3)NCAA First RoundOfficial: Jim Russell  T-2:30