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March 17, 2010
BOCA RATON, FL - The 10th-ranked Clemson women's tennis team defeated the Columbia Lions, 7-0, on Tuesday night at the USTA Training center in Boca Raton, FL. The Tigers improve to 14-3 on the season, while Columbia falls to 6-7 in 2010.
Clemson overpowered the Lions for most of the match, using its depth to claw for the win. The Tigers swept the doubles point, with Estefania Balda and Laurianne Henry winning at flight three, 8-1, over Christensen and Matache. The 17th-ranked duo of Josipa Bek and Ina Hadziselimovic won, 8-2 at flight one, to clinch the point. The Freshman tandem of Nelly Ciolkowski and Caroline Magnusson put together an 8-3 win at flight two as well.
Magnusson then won her first career singles dual match at flight six, taking out Natalia Christensen 6-1, 6-0. Nelly Ciolkowski, ranked 73rd nationally, won at flight three over Eliza Matache, 6-0, 6-3 to move to 21-4 on the season.