Sept. 27, 2009
GREENVILLE, SC – The Clemson women’s tennis team competed at the Furman Fall Classic during the weekend, a strong challenge for a season-opener. Sophomore Josipa Bek, who defeated #46 Catherine Newman (VU) on Friday and #24 Noemi Scharle (FSU) on Sunday to take third place in Flight One. Freshman Nelly Ciolkowski had a strong start to her collegiate career, going 3-0 to win flight six.
Top-ranked Maria Mosolova of Northwestern won the flight one singles event.
Bek and Hadziselimovic teamed up in doubles, to take fourth place in flight one doubles. Their two losses came to a Tennessee duo ranked seventh nationally and a North Carolina team that ranks fifth. Bek and Hadziselimovic are ranked #14 in the preseason rankings.
Sophomore Keri Wong fell in her third-place match at flight two to #34 Katrina Tsang of North Carolina. Wong and doubles partner Carolina Magnusson were later ousted by Tsang and Shinnan Featherston for third place in flight two doubles. Hadziselimovic took down Mattie Saari-Bystrom in three sets for fifth place in flight three.
Estefania Balda won seventh place at flight four, defeating Michele Standofrd of Furman.
Clemson returns to action from Oct. 3-11, when they travel to Pacific Palidaes for the ITA All-American Championships, a major fall tournament. Bek will be in the main draw singles, as she is ranked #9 nationally.
Sunday Singles Results F1 3rd Place #9 Josipa Bek (CU) def. #24 Noemi Scharle (FSU) 7-6, 1-6, 7-6 F2 3rd Place #34 Katrina Tsang (UNC) def. #81 Keri Wong (CU) 6-3, 6-4 F3 5th Place #99 Ina Hadziseljimovic (CU) def. Mattie Saari-Bystrom (USC) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 F4 7th Place Estefania Balda (CU) def. Michele Stanford (FU) 6-4, 6-2 F5 5th Place Jelena Durisic (UNC) def. Laurianne Henry (CU) 7-6, 6-3 F6 Championship Match Nelly Ciolkowski (CU) def. Frederica Suess (FSU) 6-1, 6-2 ***F7 3rd Place Linzee Mabrey (UNC) def. Caroline Magnusson (CU) 6-3, 6-2
Saturday Doubles – Round One F1 #7 Whoriskey/Pluskota (UT) def. #14 Bek Hadziseljimovic (CU) 8-2 F2 Wu/Preeg (VU) def. Wong/Magnusson (CU) 8-1 F3 Balda/Ciolkowski (CU) def. Durisic/Mabrey (UNC) 8-4
Doubles Round Two F1 3rd Place #5 Marand/Grabinski (UNC) def. #14 Bek/Hadziseljimovic (CU) 8-3 F2 3rd Place #18 Tsang/Featherston (UNC) def. Wong/Magnusson (CU) 9-8(3) F3 5th Place Ulery/Robertson (VU) def. Balda/Ciolkowski (CU) 8-6
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