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Top-Seeded Jackets Fall to Clemson in ACC Semifinals

April 19, 2008

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – Top-ranked Ani Mijacika came back after dropping her first set to pull out a 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory over No. 5 Kristi Miller to clinch match point as Clemson (14-9) stopped Georgia Tech’s ACC Women’s Tennis Championship run Saturday at Sanlando Park.

Mijacika teamed with Carol Salge to stop Tech’s Miller and Sasha Krupina, 8-5, before Ina Hadziselimovic and Alexandra Luc clinched the doubles point with an 8-6 win over Tech’s Christy Striplin and Kirsten Flower at the third doubles spot.

Fourth-ranked Amanda McDowell tied the match at 1-1 when she stopped Estefania Balda, 6-0, 6-1, at the No. 2 singles spot, but the Tigers received straight-set wins from Ina Hadziselimovic and Laurianne Henry to re-gain the lead at 3-1.

Mijacika then battled back to record her three-set win over Miller to avoid dropping three-set matches to the Yellow Jacket senior for the second time this season.

NCAA Selections will be announced April 29, 2008.

Tennis Match ResultsClemson vs Georgia TechApr 19, 2008 at Altamonte Springs, Fla.

#25 Clemson 4, #2 Georgia Tech 1

Singles competition 1. #1 Ani Mijacika (CU) def. #5 Kristi Miller (GT) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 2. #4 Amanda McDowell (GT) def. #108 Estefania Balda (CU) 6-0, 6-1 3. #39 Whitney McCray (GT) vs. #81 Carol Salge (CU) 3-6, 6-2, 0-1, unfinished 4. Ina Hadziselimovic (CU) def. #124 Noelle Hickey (GT) 7-5, 6-3 5. Christy Striplin (GT) vs. Federica vanAdrichem (CU) 6-4, 3-2, unfinished 6. Laurianne Henry (CU) def. #40 Maya Johansson (GT) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles competition 1. #10 Mijacika/ Salge (CU) def. Miller/Sasha Krupina (GT) 8-5 2. Hickey/ McCray (GT) vs. Federica vanAdrichem/ Balda (CU) 7-6, unfinished 3. Hadziselimovic/Alexandra Luc (CU) def. Striplin/Kirsten Flower (GT) 8-6

Match Notes: Clemson 14-9; National ranking #25 Georgia Tech 19-5; National ranking #2 Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (2,6,4,1)

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