May 20, 2011
2011 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Tennis Championships
Taube Family Tennis Center - Stanford, Calif.
Friday, May 20 - 12 p.m. - Taube Stadium
Women's Round of 16
#2 FLORIDA (28-1) 4
#15 CLEMSON (21-11) 1
Doubles (Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1)
1) No. 2 Cercone/Will (FLA) d. No. 6 Bek/Wong (CLEM) 8-6
2) No. 45 Embree/Oyen (FLA) d. Belaya/Henry (CLEM) 8-3
3) Magnusson/Vyskocilova (CLEM) d. Janowicz/Mather (FLA) 8-4
Singles (Order of Finish: 3, 2, 4, 5)
1) No. 7 Allie Will (FLA) vs. No. 11 Josipa Bek (CLEM) aban.
2) No. 17 Lauren Embree (FLA) d. No. 48 Keri Wong (CLEM) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
3) Klara Vyskocilova (CLEM) d. No. 91 Sofie Oyen (FLA) 6-3, 6-3
4) No. 42 Joanna Mather (FLA) d. No. 114 Nelly Ciolkowski (CLEM) 0-6, 6-4, 6-3
5) No. 54 Alex Cercone (FLA) d. Masha Belaya (CLEM) 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-6 (4)
6) Caroline Hitimana (FLA) vs. Caroline Magnusson (CLEM) aban.
Florida head coach Roland Thornqvist
"I just told our team it's been a long time since we've been tested like that -probably since the finals of the National Team Indoors against Stanford."
"I am really proud of our team. We beat what I consider to be the best doubles team in the country today at No. 1 to win the doubles point and that was with a freshman and sophomore."
"I thought we won today with our legs and our heads, maybe more so than our strokes. I am glad we are through and glad that we were tested. Once we started splitting sets I thought it was advantage Gators because we are a very fit team."
Clemson head coach Nancy Harris
"We knew that they would be very tough if they got a lot of balls back. We knew that we could not give away points and had to make them earn the points. So I thought it would come down to the team that gave away the fewest points."
"I think we were without a doubt more aggressive than them, but their defense was better than our defense and I think they gave away fewer points. I was really proud of our courage and fight. We really should have had the doubles point and that would have helped us a lot with the momentum."