Women's Tennis ACCtion: Sunday, February 21

Feb. 21, 2010

Blue Devils Ground Paladins, 7-0
The Duke University women's tennis team continued its dominance at home this afternoon with a 7-0 victory over Furman University at Ambler Tennis Stadium. The sixth-ranked Blue Devils improved to 7-0 at home this season and have not lost a home match since March 23, 2008.

Duke got off to a quick start, winning the doubles point with matching 8-1 victories at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots. The duo of senior Amanda Granson and freshman Mary Clayton were the first off the court at No. 3, while freshman Jessica Stiles and sophomore Monica Gorny cruised their way to the 8-1 win on court two to clinch the single point.

Looking for the sweep, the tandem of senior Elizabeth Plotkin and junior Reka Zsilinszka broke open a tight 3-2 contest with consecutive game wins to make it 5-2. The Blue Devils rolled the rest of the way to win 8-2.

13th-Ranked Clemson Defeats #24 South Carolina in Columbia
Clemson women’s tennis traveled to Columbia to take on the 24th-ranked Gamecocks on Sunday, and defeated their in-state rivals, 4-3. The 13th-ranked Tigers (10-2) moved to 3-0 this season against ranked SEC foes, and beat the Gamecocks (2-3) for the fourth consecutive time, taking a 23-22 all-time series lead.

Clemson swept the important doubles point, with each spot winning by an 8-4 margin. Keri Wong and Laurianne Henry teamed up to beat Andersson and Saari-Bystrom at flight two. Then, Balda and Ciolkowski took down Morgina and Jocic at flight three to clinch the point.

19th-ranked Bek and Hadziselimovic, playing together for the first time since the finals of the ITA Carolina Regional in October, defeated Stojic and Zuboir at flight one for a win. For Hadziselimovic, it was her 90th career doubles win, tying her for sixth on Clemson’s all-time list with five-time All-American, Julie Coin (2003-05).

FSU Domesticates Tigers 6-1
The No. 14 Florida State women's tennis team (5-4) opened its second home match of the season with a strong showing that saw all six Seminoles posting first-set victories in singles to help FSU tame the No. 58 LSU Tigers 6-1. Junior Federica Suess broke her slump as she clinched the victory for the `Noles. The Garnet and Gold now face in-state rival Florida, ranked No. 8, on Tuesday in Gainesville.

The `Noles kicked off the match strong by posting two doubles wins to take the 1-0 lead into singles despite a lineup change by Coach Hyde.

Court two saw FSU winning its first match with freshmen duo Francesca Segarelli and Amy Sargeant defeating Hannah Robinson and Nicole Kanter 8-2.