TUSCALOOSA, AL – The No. 20 Clemson women’s tennis team blanked the no. 24 Tulsa Golden Hurricane (2-1), 4-0, to earn their first win of the season in the ITA Kick-off Weekend. The Tigers (1-0) will play No. 10 Alabama in the second round at 3:00 pm EST for a bid to the 2013 ITA National Team Indoor Championships (NTIC) in Charlottesville, VA.
The Tigers took the doubles point against the second-seeded Golden Hurricane, and then won three straight singles matches to clinch the win. Romy Koelzer and Ani Miao teamed up for an 8-1 at flight two doubles, and Beatrice Gumulya and Liz Jeukeng scored an 8-6 win at flight three to clinch the doubles points. Yana Koroleva and Tristen Dewar were in a tiebreak at flight one against the 9th-ranked doubles group in the nation when doubles play was stopped.
In singles, Beatrice Gumulya earned a 6-3, 6-3 win over Michelle Farley at flight three. Koelzer, ranked 69th nationally in singles rung up a 6-2, 7-6 (1) win over Carol Benito. Tristen Dewar earned her first career clinch in her first career dual match with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Saana Saarteinen at flight four.
Clemson 4, Tulsa 0Jan. 26, 2013 at Tuscaloosa, Ala.Roberta Alison Baumgardner Tennis Facility
Singles1. #32 Yana Koroleva, (CU) vs. #124 Samantha Vickers, (T) DNF2. Anne-Liz Jeukeng, (CU) vs. Isaura Enrique, (T) DNF3. #77 Beatrice Gumulya, (CU) d. Michelle Farley, (T) 6-3, 6-34. Tristen Dewar (CU) d. Saana Saarteinen,(T) 6-3, 6-25. #69 Romy Koelzer,(CU) d. Carol Benito (T) 6-2, 7-6 (1)6. Ani Miao (CU) vs. Renata Kuricova, (T) DNFOrder of Finish: 3, 5, 4,
Doubles1. Dewar/Koroleva (CU) vs.#9 Vickers/Enrique (T) DNF2. Koelzer/Miao (CU) d. Farley/Saarteinen (T) 8-13. Gumulya/Jeukeng, (CU) d. Belen Rivera/Kuricova (T) 8-6Order of Finish: 2, 3
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