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Jan. 28, 2010
Clemson Women's Tennis Moves to 3-0 With Win Over Troy
The 14th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team moved to 3-0 on the young season, taking down Troy University by a 5-2 margin on Tuesday afternoon at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center. The Tigers swept the three doubles matches to take the point, then won four of six singles matches.
Ina Hadziselimovic and Keri Wong moved to 3-0 on the season at flight-one doubles with an 8-0 win over Karoline Grymel and Leonie Guijt. Nelly Ciolkowski and Laurianne Henry won 8-1 at flight two against Lauren Simpson and Emma Smith to clinch the doubles point. Josipa Bek and Estefania Balda then won 8-2 at flight three to give the Tigers their second doubles sweep of the season.
Keri Wong continued her strong singles play, dropping only one game in her 6-0, 6-1 win over Lauren Simpson at flight two. Ninth-ranked Josipa Bek the moved to 3-0 on the season, winning 6-1, 6-2 at flight one, as she celebrated her 22nd birthday.
Tech cruises to 6-1 win over Elon
Virginia Tech had no problems Wednesday night as the Hokies defeated Elon, 6-1, at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center on the Virginia Tech campus. The Hokies improve to 1-0 on the year while the Phoenix fall to 2-2 on the young season.
Virginia Tech, ranked No. 55 in the ITA preseason national poll, swept all three doubles matches to capture the first point, then took five of the six singles contests.
In singles action, Christin Newman (Fr., Greensboro, N.C.) defeated Paige Kensrue, 6-3, 6-4, at the No. 2 position while Yasmin Hamza (Jr., Cairo, Egypt) won a tough 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (7), match at No. 3 against Elisa Simonetti. The Hokies rolled through the bottom half of the competition as Shannon Betts (So., Newnan, Ga.) blanked Briana Berne, 6-0, 6-0, and Courtney Rauscher (So., Evans, Ga.) had no trouble at No. 5 in a, 6-2, 6-1, win over Lauren Semmons. Holly Johnson (Jr., Tallahassee, Fla.) capped off the Tech singles victories with a, 6-0, 6-0, shutout at No. 6 versus Laura Graybill.