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Clemson Tandem Eliminated from NCAA Doubles Tournament

May 28, 2010

ATHENS, GA – Clemson’s seventh-ranked doubles team of Ina Hadziselimovic fell to Baylor’s 11th-ranked duo of Lenka Broosova and Csilla Borsanyi in the Round of 16 at the NCAA Doubles Championship. Baylor won, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 at the Dan Magill Tennis Center in Athens, GA, to advance to the Final Eight.

For the Tiger duo, who fell to 25-9 on the season, it marked the end of the season for the women’s tennis program, which advanced to the Sweet 16 as a team this season. It was the final match of Ina Hadziselimovic decorated career, which features school records for doubles wins in a season (35) and a career(105). She is also ranked ninth in school history in singles wins with 88, and was an All-ACC selection.

Bek, a sophomore, will lead the Tigers in 2011, as the will again be one of the top players in the country as a three-time All-American and two-time All-ACC competitor.

The tandem earned All-America status by virtue of their top-eight seed in the doubles competition, the second such honor for each. Last season, the duo advanced to the round of eight before bowing out, but fell this season to the top doubles team form the Bears, who were the #1 overall seed in the team tournament.

Baylor took the first set in the best-of-three match, 6-3, to put the pressure on the Clemson duo.

The Tigers responded, taking a 4-1 lead in the second set, and stretching the lead to 5-2. The Bears held serve, which gave Bek the chance to serve for the set, but Baylor was able to break, narrowing the gap to 5-4. However, the Tigers broke Broosova’s serve, winning the set on a backhand winner up the line from Hadziselimovic off of the serve.

Hadziselimovic opened the serving in the third set, as the Tigers and Bears battled for the third-set edge. After several deuces, Clemson was able to take the point to go ahead 1-0. Baylor held serve to tie it back up, and the teams again traded holds to keep the match at 2-2. Baylor broke through to take a 5-2 lead, after breaking Hadziselimovic, holding serve, and breaking Bek. They were then able to hold serve again to clinch the match, 6-2.