May 22, 2007
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CLEMSON, SC – Clemson women’s tennis players Ani Mijacika and Federica van Adrichem are set to begin competition at the 2007 NCAA Individual Championships, to be held at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Mijacika will compete in the national singles tournament and will partner with sophomore Federica van Adrichem to represent the Tigers in the NCAA doubles competition.
Mijacika will face Lindsay Burdette of Stanford in her opening-round contest at 9:00 am on Wednesday, May 23. Meanwhile, she and van Adrichem will match up against Notre Dame’s team of Brook Buck and Kelcy Tefft in the first round of doubles play beginning on Thursday. Fans can follow the action with live updates by accessing Georgia’s athletic homepage at www.georgiadogs.com.
With their selections, Clemson has had a participant in the NCAA Singles Championship for the sixth straight year and a doubles tournament team for the fifth straight year.
Van Adrichem will be making her second straight appearance in the NCAA Doubles Championships, as she paired with Carol Salge last season. She and Mijacika are currently ranked #11 in the Fila/ITA Tennis doubles poll. The tandem has compiled a 15-4 record that includes five wins over nationally ranked opponents. They have won their last five decisions and have been ranked as high as seventh this year.
Mijacika, the reigning ACC Freshman-of-the-Year, also boasts a 25-6 overall singles record and the #27 national ranking. The Makarska, Croatia native went undefeated at 11-0 in the conference regular season and has posted a 20-3 mark in dual matches. She won 14 straight matches during the spring, a streak that was snapped when she fell to the nation’s #1-ranked player in the semifinals of the ACC Championships.
As a team, the Tigers posted a 22-5 overall record in 2007. Their season concluded last Friday in the NCAA round of 16 with a loss to California.
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