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Clemson Women’s Tennis Completes first Day at ITA Carolina Regional Championship

Clemson Women’s Tennis Completes first Day at ITA Carolina Regional Championship

Oct. 22, 2009


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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Members of the Clemson women’s tennis team competed at the ITA Carolina Regional Championships held on the campus of Wake Forest on Thursday.  The tournament feeds into the ITA Indoor National Championships, held from Nov. 6-9 in New Haven, CT. Freshman Caroline Magnusson won two matches during the qualifying draw in order to advance to the main draw.

Magnusson defeated Jennifer Ansari of Appalachian State, 6-1, 6-0 in the first round and Briana Berne of Elon, 6-1, 6-0 to advance to the main singles draw. Then, Magnusson teamed with sophomore Keri Wong to beat Andrea Rivera and Alex Zinn from Charlotte, 8-5. They will play Lenka Hojckova and Sandhya Nagaraj of NC State on Friday.


Laurianne Henry and Nelly Ciolkowski lost to Gina Suarez-Malaguti and Zoe DeBruycker from North Carolina, 8-4, knocking them out of the doubles draw.

In doubles action, Bek and Hadziselimovic, ranked 14th in the nation, are the #2 overall seed. They had a first round bye, and will play Miki Bunea and Lexi Bolesky of Coastal Carolina on Friday.

Seven tigers are entered into the Main Draw for singles, including Ina Hadziselimovic and Keri Wong are both 9-16 overall seeds. Hadziselimovic will play Virginia Berry of Davidson and Wong will match up with Audrey LePottier of East Carolina.

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Qualifying Singles Bracket:


Caroline Magnusson (CU) def. Jennifer Ansari (App. St.): 6-1, 6-0

Caroline Magnusson def. Briana Berne (Elon): 6-1, 6-0


Main Draw Singles Bracket:

Friday Schedule (on various courts):

Estefania Balda (CU) v. Ryann Cutillo (Wake) – Not Before 11:30 am

Caroline Magnusson (CU) v. Berekely Brock (NC St.) – Following 11:30 am match

#81 Keri Wong (CU) v. Audrey LePottier (ECU) – Not Before 11:30 am

Laurianne Henry (CU) v. Laurel Bolesky (CCU) – Following 11:30 am match

#99 Ina Hadziselimovic (CU) v. Virginia Berry (Davidson) – Not Before 1:30 pm

Nelly Ciolkowski (CU) v. Jennifer Stone (UNC) – Not Before 1:30 pm

#9 Josipa Bek (CU) v. Alex Whitehead (UNC-G) – Following 1:30 pm match


Main Draw Doubles Bracket:


Magnusson/Wong (CU) def. Rivera/Zinn (Charlotte): 8-5

Suarez-Malaguti/DeBruycker (UNC) def. Henry/Ciolkowski (CU): 8-4


Friday Schedule (on various courts):

#14 Bek/Hadziselimovic (CU) v. Bunea/Bolesky (CCU): Following 8:00 am match

Magnusson/Wong (CU) v. Hojckova/Nagaraj (NCSU): 8:00 am