Women's Tennis ACCtion: Saturday, February 2
Feb. 3, 2008
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - No. 17 North Carolina used the momentum of a victory in the doubles point to storm past No. 64 Minnesota, 7-0, Saturday afternoon at the Cone-Kenfield Indoor Tennis Center. The Tar Heels (3-1) did not drop a set in singles play and improved to a perfect 3-0 at home so far in 2008.
The junior tandem of Meg Fanjoy and Austin Smith opened the afternoon with a solid 8-1 win over Tijana Koprivica and Danielle Mousseau at No. 3 doubles. The point would be clinched shortly thereafter, as sophomore Sanaz Marand and junior Sophie Grabinski, the No. 8 duo in the country, dropped Alessandra Ferrazzi and Alex Seaton, 8-2. Minnesota (3-1) would take the third doubles match, as Karina Chiarelli and Lindsay Risebrough triumphed 8-7 (6) over Katrina Tsang and Jelena Durisic.
CLEMSON, S.C. - The ninth-ranked Clemson women's tennis team improved to 3-0 on the year with a sweep of the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center. The Tigers won all three doubles matches for the third time this season, while the six singles victories were a first on the year.
Clemson will go for its fourth win of the spring on Sunday when the Tigers play host to Virginia Commonwealth. The teams are slated to begin play at 10:30 am.
At the top doubles position, Clemson's team of Carol Salge and Federica van Adrichem won easily over Boilermakers Cigdem Duru and Brooke Beier, 8-1. Estefania Balda and Ani Mijacika then teamed to post an 8-3 victory at number two against the Purdue tandem of Alejandra Boeker and Stephanie Wooten, while Ina Hadziselimovic and Alexandra Luc defeated Joanna Craven and Anna Dzeva at flight three, 8-2, improved to 7-3 on the year.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The No. 22 Wake Forest women's tennis team defeated Penn State 7-0 at WFU's Indoor Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon.
The Nittany Lions are now 1-2 for the season, while the Demon Deacons improved to 1-1 in dual match play. Wake Forest will continue action this weekend with the No. 16 Tennessee Lady Vols on Sunday at 2 p.m. Live scoring for the match will be available here.
Wake Forest raced out to a 1-0 lead by sweeping the doubles portion of the match. Christian Tara and WFU tennis newcomer Aileen Davis defeated Dorothy Dohanics and Lauren Holzbert at No. 3 8-3. WFU's Sasha Kulikova and Sierra Poske clinched the doubles point with an 8-4 victory over Jenny Shular and Sarah Lotto. Kulikova and Poske are now 2-0 in doubles at No. 2.
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech women's team won its home-opener, 6-1, over Wisconsin Saturday evening at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center on the Virginia Tech campus. The Badgers fall to 2-1 with the loss.
Tech (3-0), ranked No. 63 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association preseason national poll, swept the three doubles matches for the first point of the day then took five of the six singles contests for the victory.
In singles, Inga Beermann (Jr., Bad Salzuflen, Germany) won comfortably at No. 1, 6-3, 6-1, against Emese Kardhordo while Jessica Long (Sr., Elizabethtown, Pa.) gave Tech a 3-0 lead with a 6-3, 6-2, win in her No. 3 match over Katya Mirnova. The Hokies clinched the match as Jessica Brouwer (Jr., Maarssen, Netherlands) won the No. 4 contest, 6-4, 6-4, versus Jessica Seyferth.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The 10th-ranked University of Miami women's tennis team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 6-1 win over Florida International Saturday afternoon at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center. After UM won the doubles point in a hard-fought battle in the No. 2 position, the Hurricanes were able to carry their momentum into singles play and pull away for their second consecutive commanding win.
"It wasn't the best match that we have played but we were able to pull through in tight situations when it counted," head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews said. "I was really excited however with the way our freshman stepped up and played today."
The win marked the Hurricanes' second straight victory over an in-state foe to open the season after UM beat Florida Atlantic, 7-0, in its season-opener last week.
ATLANTA - No. 7 Kristi Miller knocked off Northwestern's Maria Mosolova in straight sets, but it wasn't enough to keep top-ranked Georgia Tech's winning streak alive, as the Yellow Jackets (2-1) fell, 6-1, to the No. 7 Wildcats (3-0) Saturday night at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
"We have to hand it to Northwestern," said head coach Bryan Shelton. "They came in and played extremely well today and did some of the things that we were hoping to do, as far as being tough - especially in key moments such as the end of the first set and throughout the end of the match. They were just outstanding tonight."
Miller stopped the country's second-ranked singles player with an easy, 6-2, 6-3, win at No. 1 singles, but Tech struggled everywhere else in the lineup.
The Jackets fell behind early when Northwestern's No. 3 doubles tandem of Mosolova and Nazlie Ghazal rallied from an 0-4 deficit to stop Noelle Hickey and Christy Striplin, 8-6, and seventh-ranked Lauren Lui and Samantha Murray defeated Miller and Kirsten Flower, 8-5, atop the doubles lineup.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland women's tennis team lost to Dartmouth, 5-2, in its season opener Saturday afternoon at the Tennis Center at College Park. The Terps are now 0-1 on the spring season.
The Terrapins started the match off on a good note with a win coming from junior captain Michal Amir and freshman Karin Lundmark over Dartmouth's Molly Scott and Megan Zebroski, 8-2.
The Terps went on to lose their next two doubles matches. Freshman Julia Huschke and sophomore Maggie MacKeever lost to Jesse Adler and Mary Beth Winingham, 9-7. Sophomore co-captain Lisa Miller and freshman Adela Matejkova lost their match to Dartmouth's Maggie Suydam and Georgiana Smyser, 8-2.
Lundmark also won her singles match over Zebroski, 7-6, 6-4, at the No. 2 singles slot. Freshman Oksana Krutiyenko won her match at the No. 6 spot over Jamie Caplan, 3-6, 1-0, ret.