Feb. 24, 2009
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s tennis team will open conference play on Wednesday afternoon as fourth-ranked Georgia Tech comes to town. The Tigers, listed 14th in the latest Campbell/ITA Tennis poll, will take on the Yellow Jackets at 2:00 pm at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. Clemson enters the match with a 7-3 record while Georgia Tech is 5-2 for the year. Wednesday’s match will be the ACC opener for both teams.
Fans can follow the action with live updates on the Internet at www.clemsontigers.com.
Tiger junior Ani Mijacika, the nation’s #2 player, will look for her 21st win of the year and will likely face reigning ACC Player-of-the-Week and 13th-ranked Irina Falconi at the top singles flight. Mijacika boasts an 8-1 record in dual matches with her lone loss coming in a match in which she suffered an injury. Prior to that, she had defeated five straight top-20 opponents.
Wednesday’s match will be the 31st meeting between Clemson and Georgia Tech on the tennis courts. The Tigers lead the series score by a 23-7 margin but the Yellow Jackets won the match-up during the 2008 regular season, 6-1, in Atlanta, GA. Clemson avenged the loss in tournament play, knocking off top-seeded and second-ranked Georgia Tech, 4-1, in the semifinals en route to the conference title.
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