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No. 14 Women’s Tennis Downs FIU to Open 2012 Season

No. 14 Women’s Tennis Downs FIU to Open 2012 Season

Jan. 20, 2012

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CLEMSON, SC – The 14th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team opened the 2012 dual match season with a 6-1 win over Florida International on Friday afternoon at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center. Clemson improved to 1-0 all-time against the No. 72 Panthers (0-1), and will take on College of Charleston on Sunday at 11:00 am. Clemson dropped the doubles point, but bounced back to win the first four singles matches handily against the Panthers. The nation’s eighth-ranked doubles team of Ina Hadziselimovic (2007-10). Wong isn’t far behind, as she recorded her 101st career victory, which moves her alone into third all-time. Bek then came out and took down her opponent, Sarah McLean, 6-0, 6-1, without dropping a game until the 11th frame. 65th-ranked Romy Kölzer and Monika Kochanova, each making their debuts in dual match play, took first set tiebreakers over their respective opponents, but dropped their second sets. But both players pulled through in their first match in the orange and white, pulling through with super-tiebreak wins. Clemson plays the first five matches at home before heading on the road on Feb. 1. No. 14 Clemson def. No. 72 Florida International, 6-1Jan. 20, 2012 – Clemson Indoor Tennis Center, Clemson, SCDoubles:1.     #8 Bek/Wong (CU) def. Maisak/ McLean (FIU), 8-12.     Boha/Guttormsen (FIU) def. Kochanova/Vyskocilova (CU), 8-43.     Johnson/Seredini (FIU) def. Ciolkowski/Kölzer (CU), 8-4Order of Finish: 1,2,3*Singles:

  1. Josipa Bek (CU) def. Sarah McLean (FIU), 6-0, 6-1
  2. #65 Keri Wong (CU) def. Lisa Johnson (FIU), 6-2, 6-1
  3. #58 Klara Vyskocilova (CU) def. Rita Maisak (FIU), 6-4, 6-0
  4. #67 Nelly Ciolkowski (CU) def. Giulietta Boha (FIU), 6-2, 6-1
  5. Monika Kochanova (CU) v. Christine Seredni (FIU), 7-6(3), 2-6, 1-0 (10-2)
  6. Romy Kölzer (CU) def. Karyn Guttormsen (FIU), 7-6(5), 4-6, 1-0 (10-6)

Order of Finish: 1,2,3,4*,6,5Time of Match: 4:45Records: Clemson 1-0, FIU 0-1