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Women’s Tennis Ranked 14th in Preseason ITA Poll

Women’s Tennis Ranked 14th in Preseason ITA Poll

Jan. 6, 2012

Full Preseason Rankings

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s tennis team has earned the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) No. 14 national ranking entering the 2012 dual match season, which gets underway on Jan. 20. Clemson reached the NCAA Sweet 16 a season ago, going 21-11, falling to eventual National Champion Florida at Stanford, CA.

Josipa Bek was named a singles and doubles All-American, and an All-ACC selection last season. She and Keri Wong open the 2012 season ranked 8th in the country in doubles, after spending the preseason ranked No. 1 nationally. The duo went 9-3 in the fall, and both moved past 100 career doubles wins. Sophomore Klara Vyskocilova enters the season as Clemson’s highest-ranked singles player, coming in at 58th nationally. Wong ranks 65th in the nation, and Nelly Ciolkowski, who had an outstanding offseason of competition around the world, opens at 67th. Bek, who was ranked 8th in the fall, is unranked in singles for the first time in her career despite her six All-America honors, two region singles championships, and 96-38 career record. Regionally, Clemson has three singles players ranked, with Ciolkowski (3rd) leading the group and Wong (11th) and Bek (12th) trailing. In doubles, Bek and Wong hold down the top spot in the region in doubles. Clemson opens the season on Jan. 20 against Florida International in Clemson at 3:00 pm.