Clemson Tigers women's tennis

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Clemson Tigers women's tennis
Clemson Tigers logo.svg
University Clemson University
Head coachNancy Harris (15th season)
Conference ACC
Location Clemson, SC
Home CourtHoke Sloan Tennis Center
(Capacity: 1,000)
Nickname Clemson Tigers
ColorsOrange and Regalia [1]
         
NCAA Tournament appearances
1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Conference Tournament championships
1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 2004, 2008
Conference regular season champions
1978,1979,1980,1982 1983, 1985, 1986, 2004, 2007, 2014
Hoke Sloan Tennis Center, the home courts of the Clemson Tigers women's tennis team. CU Sloan Tennis Center Aug2010.jpg
Hoke Sloan Tennis Center, the home courts of the Clemson Tigers women's tennis team.

The Clemson Tigers women's tennis team represents Clemson University in NCAA Division I college tennis. The Tigers are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The team is currently coached by Nancy Harris, who is on her 15th season in Clemson. Home games are played in the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center in Clemson, South Carolina. The team has won 9 ACC championships since the program started and earned 18 NCAA Tournament bids. The Tigers finished a season among the top 25 teams in the nation 24 times.

Clemson University university in South Carolina, United States

Clemson University is a public, land-grant research university in Clemson, South Carolina. Founded in 1889, Clemson is the second-largest university in student population in South Carolina. For the fall 2017 semester, the university enrolled a total of 19,402 undergraduate students and 4,985 graduate students, and the student/faculty ratio was 18:1. Clemson's 1,400-acre campus is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and sits next to Lake Hartwell. The university manages the nearby 17,500-acre Clemson Experimental Forest that is used for research, education, and recreation.

NCAA Division I highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association

NCAA Division I (D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States. D-I schools include the major collegiate athletic powers, with larger budgets, more elaborate facilities and more athletic scholarships than Divisions II and III as well as many smaller schools committed to the highest level of intercollegiate competition.

Atlantic Coast Conference American collegiate athletics conference

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic conference located in the Southern United States. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, the conference consists of fifteen member universities, each of whom compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest levels for athletic competition in US-based collegiate sports. The ACC sponsors competition in twenty-five sports with many of its member institutions' athletic programs held in high regard nationally. Current members of the conference are Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida State University, North Carolina State University, Syracuse University, the University of Louisville, the University of Miami, the University of North Carolina, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Wake Forest University.

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History

On September 7, 1975, Clemson Athletics officials announced the start of the women's tennis program that would first start in the spring of 1976. The Lady Tigers played their first dual match on March 10 in Atlanta, Georgia, and captured a win against Georgia State 9–0. In May 1977 the Tigers finished the season ranked 9th in the country. Mary Kennerty King was the first coach of the program; she also served as a Clemson women's basketball coach for one season. In June 1978 Susan Hill, a freshman member of the team was named All-American and ACC Player of the Year, becoming the first Lady Tiger tennis player to get these awards. In October 1981 in Durham, North Carolina, the team won the first ACC Championship in the school's history. Since the program started the Tigers have won 9 ACC Championships and had 21 All-American players. [2]

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Coaching history

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Current staff
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Hall of fame

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Current players

Josipa Bek

Born on Jan 27, 1988 in Osijek Croatia. Senior, majoring in Management. Reached a career high ranking of No. 8 in singles and No. 1 in doubles, partnering Keri Wong. Won her 100th career match in the match against Florida State University. Won her 106th doubles match in 2012, setting a new school record. [15] Has 29 3-set match wins, which is the most 3-set wins in school history.Three-times All-American in singles and three times All-American in doubles. Runner up of the NCAA Doubles Championship in doubles in 2010. Before coming to Clemson played on professionally, reaching a ranking of No. 549 in singles and No. 277 in doubles. [16] [17]

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Keri Wong

Born on Dec 25, 1989 in Jackson, Mississippi. Senior, majoring in Management. Reached a career high ranking of No. 32 in singles and No. 1 in doubles partnering Josipa Bek. Doubles All-American (2009, 2011). Was an All-ACC Selection twice in her career. Before coming to Clemson competed in the junior ITF circuit, reaching career high ranking of No. 379. [17] [18]

Nelly Ciolkowski

Born on Jun 11, 1990 in Neuilly-Plaisance, France. Senior, majoring in Management. Reached Finals of ITACarolina Region Singles Finals. Competed in the World University Games representing France also competed for France in Master'U BNP Paribas tournament, winning all of her singles matches for her home country. [17] [19]

Monika Kochanova

Born on February 16, 1989, form Bratislava, Slovakia. Sophomore, majoring in Parks Recreation and Tourism Management. Was red-shirted her freshman year. Before coming to Clemson played professionally and reached a career high ranking of No. 482 in singles and No. 323 in doubles. [17] [20]

Klara Vyskocilova

Born on August 4, 1990, from Klatovy, Czech Republic. Sophomore, majoring in Financial Management. Ranked among the top 50 players nationally in the Czech Republic. Currently ranked in top 100 among US college tennis players. [17] [21]

Yana Koroleva

Born on December 18, 1992, from Moscow, Russia. Freshman, majoring in Communication Studies. Before coming to Clemson played professionally, reaching a career high ranking of No. 385 in singles and No. 759 in doubles. [17] [22]

Beatrice Gumulya

Freshman from Jakarta, Indonesia. Prior coming to Clemson played professionally and reached a ranking of No. 755 in singles and No. 355 in doubles. Has a sister who is a professional tennis player- Sandy Gumulya [17]

Romy Koelzer

Born on August 22, 1991. Freshman from Betzdorf, Germany, majoring in Communication Studies. Ranked in the top 50 of the German women's open division. [23]

All-Americans

Former Tiger Julie Coin. Julie Coin -Australian Open-19Jan2010.jpg
Former Tiger Julie Coin.

Nineteen different All-Americans have been a part of the Tiger program. [24]

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