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No. 14 Clemson Women’s Tennis Powers Past Host Wisconsin

Feb. 13, 2010

 MADISON, WI – The 14th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team took a 6-1 decision from host school Wisconsin in the consolation rounds of the ITA National team Indoor Championships. The win came less than 12 hours after a six-hour loss at the hands of #7 Southern Cal in the Final 16. Clemson improved to 9-1 on the season while Wisconsin fell to 3-3.

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Clemson swept the doubles point, with Estefania Balda and Laurianne Henry won their match at flight three, 9-8.


Henry then opened the singles scoring with a 6-1, 6-1 win at flight five over Hannah Berner, giving Clemson a 2-0 lead. Ninth-ranked Josipa Bek then won at the flight one singles position 6-4, 6-1 over Katya Mirnova.


Badger Jessica Seyferth then defeated #113 Ina Hadziselimovic at flight four to pull Wisconsin to within two at 3-1. However, Nelly Ciolkowski, ranked 61st nationally, took down Aleksandra Markovic, 6-0, 6-2 at flight four, moving to 16-2 in her singles career, and clinching the win for the Tigers.


Estefania Balda then won a three-set match over Alaina Trgovich to give Clemson the 6-1 win.


Clemson returns to action on Sunday against #16 Michigan at 10:00am. Clemson won its last meeting with Michigan, a 2008, 4-3 decision in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Hadziselimovic, Balda, and Henry all played during that match, which sent Clemson to the Sweet 16.


#14 Clemson 6, Wisconsin 1
February 13, 2010 – Madison, WI
ITA National Team Indoors - Consolation Rounds
Doubles (CLEM wins doubles point)
1.      Hadziselimovic/Wong (CU) def. Markovic/Chupa (WIS), 8-4
2.      Bek/Ciolkowski (CU) def. Berner/Saltarelli (WIS), 8-2
3.      Balda/Henry (CU) def. Mirnova/Seyferth (WIS), 9-8
Order of finish: 2,1,3
1.      #9 Josipa Bek (CU) def. Katya Mirnova (WIS), 6-4, 6-1
2.      Keri Wong (CU) def. Angela Chupa(WIS), 6-2, 6-1
3.     Jessica Seyferth (WIS) def. #113 Ina Hadziselimovic (CU), 6-2, 6-3
4.      #61 Nelly Ciolkowski (CU) def. Alexsandra Markovic (WIS), 6-0, 6-2
5.      Laurianne Henry (CU) def. Leyla Hannah Berner (WIS), 6-1, 6-1
6.      Estefania Balda (CU) def. Alaina Trgovich, 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (14-12)
Order of finish: 5,1,3,4*,2,6