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#14 Clemson Blanks #74 Furman, 7-0

#14 Clemson Blanks #74 Furman, 7-0

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The 14th-ranked Clemson women's tennis team defeated #74 Furman, 7-0, Wednesday afternoon in women's tennis action at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.

Klara Vyskocilova and Monika Kochanova defeated junior Michele Stanford and sophomore Amanda Murray, 8-4, in the third doubles spot to open the match, before Josipa Bek and Romy Kolzer claimed the doubles point for the Tigers with an 8-6 win over sophomore Margaret Boyette and junior Lauren Kline in the second doubles position.  Paladin sophomore Katherine Oudin and freshman Alex Moreno-Kaste pushed Keri Wong and Nelly Ciolkowski to a tiebreaker in the number one doubles match, but the Tigers came away with a 9-8 victory to sweep the doubles contests.

Clemson (6-0) swept the singles matches in straight sets, with Bek defeating Kline, 6-2, 6-4, at number one, and #65 Wong beating Oudin, 6-0, 6-1, at number two.  In the third singles match, #58 Nelly Ciolkowski posted a 6-2, 6-2 win over Stanford.  At number four singles, #67 Ciolkowski recorded a 6-4 first-set victory over Boyette, but Boyette pushed the second set to a tie-breaker, with Ciolkowski taking the set, 7-6.  Also in the fifth singles match, the Paladins pushed the second set to a tie-breaker, but Romy Kolzer notched a 6-2, 7-6 victory over Moreno-Kaste.  Kochanova defeated Murray, 6-0, 6-3, in the sixth singles contest.

Furman (1-3) will hit the road for a seven-match road swing.  The Paladins will play at Louisville on Feb. 10 then will face Miami (OH) in Louisville on Feb. 11. 

Furman Paladin Tennis
Clemson vs Furman (Feb 1, 2012)

#14 Clemson 7, #74 Furman 0
Feb 1, 2012 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Josipa Bek (CLEM) def. Lauren Kline (FUR) 6-2, 6-4

2. #65 Keri Wong (CLEM) def. Katherine Oudin (FUR) 6-0, 6-1

3. #58 Klara Vyskocilova (CLEM) def. Michele Stanford (FUR) 6-2, 6-2

4. #67 Nelly Ciolkowski (CLEM) def. Margaret Boyette (FUR) 6-4, 7-6

5. Romy Kolzer (CLEM) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 6-2, 7-6

6. Monika Kochanova (CLEM) def. Amanda Murray (FUR) 6-0, 6-3


Doubles competition

1. Keri Wong/Nelly Ciolkowski (CLEM) def. Katherine Oudin/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 9-8

2. Josipa Bek/Romy Kolzer (CLEM) def. Margaret Boyette/Lauren Kline (FUR) 8-6

3. Klara Vyskocilova/Monika Kochanova (CLEM) def. Michele Stanford/Amanda Murray (FUR) 8-4


Match Notes

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,4,3,1,5,6)