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Clemson Women’s Tennis Defeats Furman, 6-1

Clemson Women’s Tennis Defeats Furman, 6-1

Jan. 29, 2008

GREENVILLE, SC – The ninth-ranked Tiger women’s tennis team improved to 2-0 on the year with a victory over Furman on Tuesday afternoon. Clemson swept the doubles matches and won five singles positions for the 6-1 win.

At the top doubles spot, Carol Salge and Federica van Adrichem defeated the Paladin tandem of Laura Gioia and Natasa Marojlovic by an 8-3 margin. The Tiger duo of Ani Mijacika and Estefania Balda then posted an 8-5 victory at flight two over Lauren Osborne and Monica Arguello, while Alexandra Luc and Ina Hadziselimovic teamed for an 8-2 win against Furman’s Lauren Tomory and Christina Swindell.

Balda won her singles contest at the number two position over Monica Arguello (6-3, 6-3), while #4-ranked Mijacika also recorded a straight set victory, defeating Osborne, 6-1, 6-3, at flight three.

Hadziselimovic, who was celebrating her birthday on Tuesday, defeated Jessica Preeg at flight four, 7-6(6), 6-2. Van Adrichem, ranked 53rd in the FILA/ITA singles poll, won easily over Tomory at the number six position (6-0, 6-1), and Luc dropped just one game as well at flight six with a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Marojlovic.

The Tigers will return to action this weekend, as they will play host to Purdue and Virginia Commonwealth at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center.

#9 Clemson 6, Furman 1

Doubles

1. Carol Salge/Federica Van Adrichem (CU) def. Laura Gioia/Natasa Marojlovic (FU), 8-3 2. Ani Mijacika/Estefania Balda (CU) def. Lauren Osborne/Monica Arguello (FU), 8-5 3. Alexandra Luc/Ina Hadziselimovic (CU) def. Lauren Tomory/Christina Swindell (FU), 8-2

Singles 1. #75 Laura Gioia (FU) def. #84 Carol Salge (CU), 6-2, 6-4 2. Estefania Balda (CU) def. Monica Arguello (FU), 6-3, 6-3 3. #4 Ani Mijacika (CU) def. Lauren Osborne (FU), 6-1, 6-3 4. Ina Hadziselimovic (CU) def. Jessica Preeg (FU), 7-6(6), 6-2 5. #53 Federica van Adrichem (CU) def. Lauren Tomory (FU), 6-0, 6-1 6. Alexandra Luc (CU) def. Natasa Marojlovic (FU), 6-1, 6-0 Records: Clemson – 1-0; Furman – 1-2

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