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44th-Ranked Clemson Women’s Tennis Defeats #73 Florida State

44th-Ranked Clemson Women’s Tennis Defeats #73 Florida State

April 7, 2002

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The 44th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team defeated #73 Florida State on Sunday in Tallahassee by a score of 4-3. With the win, the Tigers improve to 13-7, and 5-1 in the ACC, while the Seminoles fall to 11-13 (2-6 in the ACC).

In doubles play, Florida State earned the doubles point, winning at the number one and two positions. At flight one doubles, Clemson’s 26th-ranked duo of Laurence Jayet and Alix Lacelarie were defeated by Jessica Balbuena and Lauren Walker of Florida State, 9-8(3). The Tigers’ Anna Dolinska and Anna Savitskaya lost an 8-1 decision to Florida State’s Christina Denny and Alida Gallovits at number two doubles. Clemson’s Richele LeSaldo and Milena Stanoycheva earned a win at number three doubles over Beth Lawrence and Anca Dumitrescu by a score of 8-4.

In singles action, Clemson’s 47th-ranked Alix Lacelarie defeated 42nd-ranked Anca Dumitrescu of Florida State in three sets, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1, at flight one. The Tigers’ Anna Savitskaya (#102) was victorious over Seminole Alida Gallovits at number two singles by a score of 7-6, 6-4. Ana Stiglic of Clemson won a 6-3, 6-2 decision over Jessica Balbuena at the three singles position. Clemson’s Laurence Jayet was defeated by Christina Denny of the Seminoles at flight four singles, 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-1. At number five singles, Tiger Ioana Paun fell to Lauren Walker of Florida State, 6-4, 6-2. Clemson senior Milena Stanoycheva was victorious at number six singles, over the Seminoles’ Meredith Fish, 6-2, 6-0.

The Tigers will complete their final two ACC regular season matches next weekend as they travel to Chapel Hill to take on North Carolina on Fri., Apr. 12 at 2:30 p.m. Clemson will then travel to Durham to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Sat., Apr. 13. First serve is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.

Clemson 4, Florida State 3

Singles #1 #47 Alix Lacelarie (CU) def. #42 Anca Dumitrescu (FSU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 #2 #102 Anna Savitskaya (CU) def. Alida Gallovits (FSU) 7-6, 6-4 #3 Ana Stiglic (CU) def. Jessica Balbuena (FSU) 6-3, 6-2 #4 Christina Denny (FSU) def. Laurence Jayet (CU) 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-1 #5 Lauren Walker (FSU) def. Ioana Paun (CU) 6-4, 6-2 #6 Milena Stanoycheva (CU) def. Meredith Fish (FSU) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles #1 Balbuena and Walker (FSU) def. #26Lacelarie and Jayet (CU) 9-8(3) #2 Denny and Gallovits (FSU) def. Anna Dolinska and Savitskaya (CU) 8-1 #3 Richele LeSaldo and Stanoycheva (CU) def. Dumitrescu and Beth Lawrence (FSU) 8-4

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