April 10, 2005
CLEMSON, SC – The 13th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team claimed all three doubles matches for the tenth time this season en route to a 7-0 victory over #34 Florida State on Sunday. With the win, the Tigers improved to 15-7 overall and 6-2 in the ACC, while the Seminoles dropped to 9-10 overall and 5-5 in conference play.
Julie Coin and Alix Lacelarie, ranked #53 in the ITA doubles poll, upset the 11th-ranked Seminole team of Michaela Moldovan and Lindsay Deason at flight one doubles, 8-5. The Tiger tandem’s first lead came at 5-4 before Florida State tied the match 5-5, the third tie of the contest. However, Coin and Lacelarie scored the final three points to post the victory. In the flight two doubles pairing, Clemson’s team of Daniela Alvarez and Maria Brito defeated Roxanne Clarke and Amber Tantee, 8-5. Romy Farah and Ioana Paun, playing in their first doubles match as teammates, never trailed at flight three, winning over Tapiwa Marobela and Natalie Tirapelli, 8-3.
In singles play, Alvarez quickly defeated Tantee in the No.5 match-up, losing only two games in her 6-1, 6-1 victory. Lacelarie earned the win over Deason at flight three by the same score, 6-1, 6-1. At flight four, Brito overcame a 3-0 deficit early in the first set to Marobela to take the set, 6-4, and then blanked her opponent in the second set, 6-0, to win the match and clinch the victory for the Tigers. Ioana Paun then defeated Tirapelli at the flight six position, 6-2, 6-1, while #80 Farah won her match at flight two, 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (10-3) to remain undefeated in ACC action at 8-0. Coin, ranked second in the nation, lost the first set against #17 Moldovan, but rallied for a 6-0 win in the second set and took the tie-breaker, 10-3, to claim her 29th victory of the year.
Clemson hosts North Carolina on Saturday and Duke on Sunday to close out the 2005 regular season. Saturday’s match will be a Solid Orange/One Clemson event while Sunday is senior day.
#13 Clemson 7, #34 Florida State 0 Singles 1. #2 Julie Coin (CU) def. #17 Michaela Moldovan (FSU) 4-6, 6-0, 1-0 (10-4) 2. #80 Romy Farah (CU) def. Roxanne Clarke (FSU) 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (10-3) 3. Alix Lacelarie (CU) def. Lindsay Deason (FSU) 6-1, 6-1 4. Maria Brito (CU) def. Tapiwa Marobela (FSU) 6-4, 6-0* 5. Daniela Alvarez (CU) def. Amber Tantee (FSU) 6-1, 6-1 6. Ioana Paun (CU) def. Natalie Tirapelli (FSU) 6-2, 6-1 Order of finish – 5, 3, 4, 6, 2, 1 Doubles 1. #53 Coin/Lacelarie (CU) def. #11 Moldovan/Deason (FSU) 8-5 2. Alvarez/Brito (CU) def. Clarke/Tantee (FSU) 8-5 3. Farah/Paun (CU) def. Marobela/Tirapelli (FSU) 8-3 Order of finish – 3, 2, 1 * – clinched match
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