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39th-Ranked Tigers Fall To #7 North Carolina In Women’s Tennis, 5-2

39th-Ranked Tigers Fall To #7 North Carolina In Women’s Tennis, 5-2

April 12, 2002

CHAPEL HILL, NC – The 39th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team fell to the seventh-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels on Friday afternoon in Chapel Hill by a score of 5-2. The Tar Heels improve to 19-3 and 7-0 in the ACC, while the Tigers fall to 13-8, (5-2 in the ACC).

In doubles play, Clemson’s 26th-ranked duo of Laurence Jayet and Alix Lacelarie defeated North Carolina’s Marlene Mejia and Julie Rotondi, 8-3, at the number one position. The Tigers’ Anna Dolinska and Anna Savitskaya fell at number two doubles to 36th-ranked Aniela Mojzis and Kendall Cline of the Tar Heels, 8-1. Richele LeSaldo and Milena Stanoycheva of Clemson lost an 8-2 decision to North Carolina’s team of Lee Bairos and Kate Pinchbeck at flight three.

In singles action, Clemson’s 47th-ranked Alix Lacelarie was victorious over 28th-ranked Marlene Mejia of North Carolina, 7-6(7-1), 6-2 at flight one. At number two singles, #102 Anna Savitskaya of Clemson fell to 27th-ranked Tar Heel Kate Pinchbeck, 6-1, 6-2. The Tigers’ Ana Stiglic lost a 6-3, 6-2 decision at flight three singles to #64 Julie Rotondi of North Carolina. At flight four singles, Clemson’s Laurence Jayet fell to the Tar Heels’ Aniela Mojzis, 6-2, 6-2. Tiger Ioana Paun was defeated by Lee Bairos of North Carolina by a score of 6-2, 4-6, (10-7) at number five singles. At flight six singles, Clemson senior Milena Stanoycheva defeated North Carolina’s Kendall Cline, 2-6, 6-2, (10-4).

The Tigers will complete their final regular season ACC match on Saturday as they travel to Durham, NC to take on the fifth-ranked Duke Blue Devils. The match is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.

North Carolina 5, Clemson 2

Singles #1 #47Alix Lacelarie (CU) def. #28Marlene Mejia (UNC) 7-6(7-1), 6-2 #2 #27Kate Pinchbeck (UNC) def. #102Anna Savitskaya (CU) 6-1, 6-2 #3 #64Julie Rotondi (UNC) def. Ana Stiglic (CU) 6-3, 6-2 #4 Aniela Mojzis (UNC) def. Laurence Jayet (CU) 6-2, 6-2 #5 Lee Bairos (UNC) def. Ioana Paun (CU) 6-2, 4-6, (10-7) #6 Milena Stanoycheva (CU) def. Kendall Cline (UNC) 2-6, 6-2, (10-4)

Doubles #1 #26Lacelarie and Jayet (CU) def. Mejia and Rotondi (UNC) 8-3 #2 #36Mojzis and Cline (UNC) def. Anna Dolinska and Savitskaya (CU) 8-1 #3 Bairos and Pinchbeck (UNC) def. Richele LeSaldo and Stanoycheva (CU) 8-2

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