Nov. 10, 2006
CORAL GABLES, FL – Four Clemson women’s tennis players posted victories in the first day of action at the Miami Invitational in Coral Gables, FL. Carol Salge, Maria Brito, Kathi Gerber and Alexandra Luc advanced to the quarterfinals of their respective brackets on Friday, while the Tiger doubles tandem of Salge and Ani Mijacika will play for the Doubles A bracket title on Saturday. Day two action will begin at 8:30 am.
Salge and Mijacika won easily over Kecht and Wendling of Florida Atlantic, 8-1, to open the tournament and then defeated Cohen and Vallverdu of Miami, 9-8(7-4).
In other doubles A action Brito and Luc won their opening round match-up over Macfarlane and Slater of Florida State (9-7) before falling to Miami’s team of Banada and Farah later in the day, 8-2. Federica van Adrichem and Ina Hadziselimovic also won their first contest, defeating Lee and Klockenga of Iowa by an 8-5 margin in the B doubles bracket. They then suffered an 8-3 loss to Florida State’s team of Foley and Wente in the second round. Selma Babic and Samantha Eppelsheimer fell to D’Armas and Petrauskarite of Florida State in the B bracket as well. They then won an 8-5 decision over Florida Atlantic’s tandem of Simone and Toteuska in the consolation bracket.
At flight one, Salge posted a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Elodie Wending of Florida Atlantic, while Mijacika fell in a tight match to Florida International’s Paula Zabala, 6-1, 3-6, 7-5.
Brito’s victory came against Egle Petrauskaite of FIU (6-3, 6-2) in the flight two bracket, and Hadziselimovic suffered a 6-3, 6-3 loss to Jessica Wente in the same division.
In the flight three bracket, Babic was defeated by Marijana Cutuk of FIU, 6-3, 6-2, while Eppelsheimer lost a 6-3, 6-0 decision to Shilla D’Armas also of FIU.
Gerber and Luc both posted victories in the flight five division, as Gerber defeated Pia Terol of FAU, 6-2, 6-1, and Luc claimed a win against Natalia Totevska.
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