Defending champs roll in Classic
No. 1 Pirates open Clemson Classic in perfect fashion
Armstrong Atlantic State
CLEMSON, S.C. - Top-ranked and three-time defending NCAA Division II champion Armstrong Atlantic State opened the Clemson Winter Classic by going undefeated in both singles and doubles action t the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center.
The Pirates captured a pair of doubles wins against Georgia State, then swept all seven singles matches from Brenau University in day one of action in the Classic.
The ITA Super Bowl champion duo of Barbora Krtickova and Alida Muller-Wehlau knocked off the Panthers' Kir Kemp and Tereza Lerova 8-4, while Aleksanra Filipovski and Tina Ronel teamed to defeat Katerina Gresova and Othillia Lindqvist of Georgia State 8-6.
In singles action, Muller-Wehlau defeated Lynn See Choo of NAIA power Brenau 7-5, 4-6, (10-6). Krtickova knocked off Kate Mazackova 6-1, 6-1, while Filipovski shut out Hannah Thompson, 6-0, 6-0.
Ronel defeated Liubov Orlova 6-2, 6-1, and Joanna Szymczyk downed Eline Nagels 6-0, 6-1. Kathleen Henry upended Stephanie Moniz, 7-5, 6-1, and Jessica Gardefjord rounded out the singles action with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Nelli Martirsoyn.