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Feb. 28, 2010
No. 19 Miami Upsets No. 12 Clemson, 6-1
No. 19 Miami (5-3, 1-0 ACC) took the doubles point and tacked on singles wins in the top five positions, as the Hurricanes posted a 6-1 victory over No. 12 Clemson on Saturday afternoon in ACC women's tennis action at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center in Coral Gables, Fla.
With Miami having almost two weeks off since the last match, the `Canes opened Saturday's competition collecting two-of-three doubles positions for the early 1-0 advantage.
Clemson (11-3, 1-1 ACC) started off hot in doubles action with the 16th-ranked team of Ina Hadziselimovic and Josipa Bek picking up an 8-3 win from Miami's Bianca Eichkorn and Laura Vallverdu at the top flight position. Saturday marked the first time on the year Eichkorn and Vallverdu partnered together on the court.
No. 62 NC State Takes Down No. 41 FIU, 4-3
The No. 62 NC State women's tennis team showed up in a big way on Saturday, with a 4-3 win over No. 41 Florida International.
The Wolfpack got off to a great start, taking the doubles point. Berkeley Brock and Sandhya Nagaraj started off slow against Liset Brito and Maria Vallasciani, but rebounded nicely to win 8-5. Lenka Hojckova and Tana Illova showed great chemistry with an 8-4 victory over Magali Holt and Christine Seredni. Ashley Miller and Diana Mortlock lost a close match to Priscilla Castillo and Maria Spenceley, 9-8 (3).
In singles, No. 107 Nagaraj picked up another win over a ranked opponent, with a 6-2, 6-4 victory against No. 110 Brito. Hojckova beat Spenceley in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2. Brock fell to Seredni, 6-3, 6-3.
Yellow Jackets Drop 4-3 Decision to Notre Dame
The 14th-ranked Georgia Tech Women's Tennis team (6-4) took the top three singles matches but fell to No. 7 Notre Dame (9-1), 4-3, Saturday afternoon at the Eck Tennis Pavilion.
The Yellow Jackets lost two of three doubles matches to start the day down 1-0 to the Fighting Irish. Sophomore Irina Falconi and junior Sasha Krupina picked up the lone doubles win behind an 8-7 victory over Kristy Frilling and Kristen Rafael at the top doubles position. Falconi and Krupina moved to 8-2 in the dual-match season together.
Falconi, the nation's No. 1 singles player, continued to impress with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over No. 23 Frilling to even the score at 1-1. The Tech standout is now 15-2 since September against ranked opponents.