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March 7, 2010
#10 Clemson Cruises Past #13 Florida State
Tenth-ranked Clemson moved to 13-3 and 2-1 in the ACC with a 5-2 win over #13 Florida State on Sunday. The Tigers have won nine in a row over the Seminoles, who fall to 5-6 and 0-1 in the ACC. Clemson won the doubles point, and then won the first three singles matches to clinch the match with flights one, two, and five still out on the court.
The Tigers have won four out of their last five matches, all against top-25 opponents. They will be off until Mar. 16 in a neutral match against Columbia in Boca Raton, FL.
Clemson took the 1-0 lead, using wins at flights one and two to win the doubles point. #14 Josipa Bek and Ina Hadziselimovic won 8-1 over Rybakova and Suess to give the Tigers the advantage. McCreless and Sucupira evened the doubles point with an 8-2 win over Caroline Magnusson and Estefania Balda.
Hokies complete weekend sweep with 7-0 victory over South Alabama
The No. 73 Virginia Tech women’s tennis team earned their seventh win over South Alabama, shutting the Jaguars out, 7-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center. Tech swept the singles and doubles competition to improve to 7-3 on the season, while the Jaguars fell to 1-4.
Martha Blakely (Reading, Pa.) squeaked out the 7-5, 7-5 victory in the No. 1 match that ultimately gave the Hokies the victory. Christin Newman (Greensboro, N.C.) captured the No. 2 spot with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Marie Boura, while Yasmin Hamza (Cairo, Egypt) earned a win in the No. 3 match, 6-1, 6-1, over South Alabama’s Jess Courtnell. Shannon Betts (Newnan, Ga.) added a fourth win in the No. 4 match, 6-1, 7-5.
The Hokies won two singles and two doubles matches by default due to a small South Alabama roster. Courtney Rauscher (Evans, Ga.) and Emily Lauten (Marietta, Ga.) were the default winners of the No. 5 and No. 6 singles matches, respectively. Blakely/Lauten won by default in the No. 3 doubles match.