Women's Tennis ACCtion: Wednesday, February 20
Feb. 21, 2008
ATHENS, Ga. - The Tigers held a 3-2 lead over #4 Georgia but fell short in the final two singles matches to suffer the loss on Wednesday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Clemson improved to 7-2 in doubles competition, but the team is now just 3-6 overall.
After Kathryn Gerber and Alexandra Luc fell at the number three doubles position, 8-0, to Georgia's team of Cameron Ellis and Adrienne Elsberry, Tigers Estefania Balda and Federica van Adrichem notched a win at flight two. The Clemson duo won 8-4 over Yvette Hyndman and Naoko Ueshima, the 30th-ranked team in the nation.
Ani Mijacika and Carol Salge then outlasted the Bulldogs' tandem of Monika Dancevic and Kelley Hyndman at the top spot, edging the #30 team nationally, 9-8(3).
Georgia tied the match at 1-1 with a win at the number six singles position as Elsberry won by a 6-2, 6-0 margin over Gerber. Ueshima then gave her team the lead, defeating Salge at flight four (6-2, 6-1).
GAINESVILLE, Fla.- Sophomore Lauren Macfarlane downed the No. 58-ranked player in the country as the No. 20 Florida State women's tennis squad fell 6-1 to No. 5 Florida. The Seminoles pushed two Gators to three sets and avoided a shutout in their 32nd face-off against their in-state rivals.
Macfarlane (Ogden, Utah) dominated Florida's Megan Alexander in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1 on court two to give the Seminoles their only match point of the night. Senior Carolin Walter (Bingen, Germany) pushed No. 26 Csilla Borsanyi to three sets after a 7-5 victory in the first set and a 4-6 loss in the second. Freshman Federica Suess also won her first set to push No. 64-ranked Anastasia Revzina to fight for the win.