Women's Tennis ACCtion: Friday, March 5

March 5, 2010

No. 16 Miami Claims 7-0 Sweep of Boston College
No. 16 Miami women's tennis (6-3, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) collected wins on all courts Friday, taking a 7-0 sweep of Boston College (5-7, 1-2 ACC) in ACC action housed at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center in Coral Gables, Fla.

Miami began the day with three consecutive wins in doubles competition.

The Hurricanes' No. 3 doubles team of Anna Bartenstein and Claudia Wasilewski picked up their third win together on the campaign, turning in an 8-2 victory over the Eagles' Katarina Gajic and Jacqueline Mabatah. That was immediately followed by UM's Bianca Eichkorn and Laura Vallverdu teaming for an 8-3 win over Alex Kelleher and Olga Khmylev at the top flight position.

#10 Clemson Defeats #20 South Florida, 6-1
The 10th-ranked Clemson women's tennis team took down their fifth top-25 opponent of 2010 with a 6-1 win over #20 South Florida (5-4) at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. The Tigers (12-3, 1-1 ACC) are in the midst of a five-match stretch against top-25 foes, and are 3-1 so far. A Sunday showdown with #13 Florida State at noon looms for Clemson.

South Florida took a 1-0 lead by taking the doubles point, winning at flights one and three. South Florida's tandem of Bejikova and Shumate quickly took down Estefania Balda and Nelly Ciolkowski at flight three, 8-2, to gain the advantage.

Meanwhile, flight one featured the 14th and 15th ranked duos in the nation, with the lower ranked team of Koning and Rehberger taking down Josipa Bek and Ina Hadziselimovic, 8-5, clinching the point for the Bulls. 

Tech tops Louisville, 6-1
The Virginia Tech women’s tennis team defeated Louisville 6-1 at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center on Friday night. The Hokies won all but one singles match and swept the doubles competition to open up the match. Tech improves to 6-3 on the season while Louisville slips to 5-4 on the year.

Tech got out to an early lead in singles competition, capturing wins in the No. 3, 4 and 5 spots. Yasmin Hamza (Jr., Cairo, Egypt) captured a No. 3 victory, defeating Amelia Harris 6-4, 1-6, 6-4. At No. 4, Shannon Betts (So., Newnan, Ga.) defeated Kaysara Mandry 6-2, 6-1. Courtney Rauscher tacked on another win for the Hokies with a 7-6, 2-6, 6-1 defeat of Stefanie Villajuan.

Closing out singles play, Martha Blakely (So., Reading, Pa.) rallied to defeat Sarah Miller in the No. 1 spot, 1-6, 7-6, 6-2, and the No. 2 match ended in favor of Tech’s Christin Newman (Fr., Greensboro, N.C.) as she came from a set down to defeat Mandy Brown 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.