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Tigers Fall At #11 Miami, 5-2, In Friday Women’s Tennis Action

Tigers Fall At #11 Miami, 5-2, In Friday Women’s Tennis Action

March 7, 2008

CORAL GABLES, FL – Ani Mijacika and Carol Salge picked up singles wins on Friday afternoon but the Clemson women’s tennis team fell at 11th-ranked Miami by a 5-2 margin.

The Tigers will remain in the state for a date with #12 Florida State on Sunday in Tallahassee.

Mijacika, ranked #3 in the most recent singles poll, defeated 22nd-ranked Laura Vallverdu of Miami in straight sets, 6-2, 7-6(4), at the top position. Salge then won a three-set battle over Caren Seenauth at flight five (6-4, 2-6, 6-3).

Clemson fell in doubles play for just the third time this season. Laura Vallverdu and Romy Farah defeated Mijacika and Salge at flight one, 8-6, while Seenauth teamed with Bianca Eichkorn to edge Ina Hadziselimovic at the number three position, 9-8(5).

The Tigers avoided the sweep as Federica van Adrichem and Estefania Balda won at flight two over Michaela Kissell and Claudia Wasilewski (8-2).

Farah put the Hurricanes up by two with a 6-3, 6-2 victory against Van Adrichem at flight two. Hadziselimovic then fell to Kissell at the number four position (6-4, 6-2) to put Miami ahead, 3-0.

After Mijacika scored Clemson’s first point, Luc fell to Wasilewski at flight six in three sets (1-6, 6-3, 7-5). Salge’s win made the score 4-2 and Kissell posted the final point of the afternoon with a three-set victory over Balda at flight three.

#11 Miami 5, #42 Clemson 2 Singles 1. No. 3 Ani Mijacika (CU) def. No. 22 Laura Vallverdu (UM), 6-2, 7-6 (4) 2. No. 83 Romy Farah (UM) def. No. 82 Federica van Adrichem (CU), 6-3, 6-2 3. No. 60 Michaela Kissell (UM) def. Estefania Balda (CU), 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 4. Bianca Eichkorn (UM) def. Ina Hadziselimovic (CU), 6-4, 6-2 5. Carol Salge (CU) def. Caren Seenauth (UM), 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 6. Claudia Wasilewski (UM) def. Alexandra Luc (CU), 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 Order of Finish: 2, 4, 1, 6*, 5, 3

Doubles 1. No. 24 Laura Vallverdu/Romy Farah (UM) def. Ani Mijacika/Carol Salge (CU), 8-6 2. Federica van Adrichem/Estefania Balda (CU) def. Michaela Kissell/Claudia Wasilewski (UM), 8-2 3. Caren Seenauth/Bianca Eichkorn (UM) def. Alexandra Luc/Ina Hadziselimovic (CU), 9-8 (5) Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3*