Feb. 16, 2008
CLEMSON, SC – The 18th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis was upset by #29 Kentucky, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. The Tigers claimed the doubles point for the sixth time this season but fell in five singles matches to drop to 3-5 on the year.
The Wildcats improved to 7-1.
Ani Mijacika, ranked #4 in the country, improved to 15-4 for the fall and spring seasons combined with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Alaina Tragovich at the top singles position.
Mijacika also teamed with Carol Salge to sweep Kentucky’s 20th-ranked tandem of Carolina Escamilla and Christine Johnston, 8-0, at the number one doubles position. Estefania Balda and Federica van Adrichem then won at flight two over Wildcats Megan Broderick and Sarah Wostman, 8-2. Clemson’s team of Alexandra Luc and Kathryn Gerber fell to Lauren Meier and Tragovich at flight three, 8-5.
In other singles action, Kentucky’s Johnston defeated Balda at flight two, 6-3, 6-1, while Escamilla won over the Tigers’ Salge (6-3, 6-2). Van Adrichem suffered a three-set loss to Wostman at the number four position. Wostman won the first set, 6-3, while Van Adrichem claimed the second, 6-2. The Wildcat player then prevailed in a tie-break third-set, 10-3.
Luc fell to Broderick at flight five, 6-0, 6-4, while Meier defeated Gerber at the number six spot.
Clemson will return to action on Wednesday as the Tigers travel to Athens, GA for a date with the Georgia Bulldogs.
#29 Kentucky 5, #18 Clemson 2 Doubles 1. Mijacika / Salge (CU) def. #20 Escamilla / Johnston (UK), 8-0 2. Balda / van Adrichem (CU) def. Broderick / Wostman (UK), 8-2 3. Meier / Tragovich (UK) def. Luc / Gerber (CU), 8-5 Singles 1. Ani Mijacika (CU) def. Alaina Tragovich (UK), 6-3, 6-2 2. Christine Johnston (UK) def. Estefania Balda (CU), 6-3, 6-1 3. Carolina Escamilla (UK) def. Carol Salge (CU), 6-3, 6-2 4. Sarah Wostman (UK) def. Federica van Adrichem (CU), 3-6, 6-2, 10-3 5. Megan Broderick (UK) def. Alexandra Luc (CU), 6-0, 6-4 6. Lauren Meier (UK) def. Kathryn Gerber (CU), 6-0, 6-4
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