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Clemson Women’s Tennis Falls To Furman, 5-2

Clemson Women’s Tennis Falls To Furman, 5-2

Feb. 16, 2002

GREENVILLE, SC – The Clemson women’s tennis team was defeated by the Furman Lady Paladins on Saturday afternoon in Greenville by a score of 5-2. With the loss, the Tigers fall to 3-3 on the year and 32-3 all-time against the Lady Paladins. The win was the first for Furman against the Tigers since 1993.

Clemson started the day by taking the opening doubles match when the No. 1 tandem of Alix Lacelarie and Laurence Jayet defeated Furman’s Megan Dunigan and Natalie The, 8-4. Furman evened the score when Mary Kovarik and Caroline Bentley emerged with an 8-4 victory in their No. 2 doubles match against Anna Dolinska and Richele LeSaldo. Clemson then clinched the doubles point when Anna Savitskaya and Milena Stanoycheva edged Furman’s Gene Holman and Mary Neill Hagood at the No. 3 spot, 9-8 (3).

Clemson stretched its lead to 2-0 when Savitskaya defeated Furman’s Kovarik in No. 2 singles action, 6-2, 6-1.

The Lady Paladins began their comeback when Furman notched two victories at No. 3 and No. 4 singles, with Furman’s Holman holding off Clemson’s Jayet at No. 3, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3, and Hagood defeating Clemson’s Stanoycheva at No. 4, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

The Lady Paladins clinched the match when Furman’s Bentley won in three set against Clemson’s Iona Paun 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 victory at No. 6 singles.

The Tigers next travel to Athens to take on the Georgia Bulldogs on Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.

Furman 5, Clemson 2

Singles Results 1. Megan Dunigan (Furman) def. Alix Lacelarie (Clemson), 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 2. Anna Savitskaya (Clemson) def. Mary Kovarik (Furman), 6-2, 6-1 3. Gene Holman (Furman) def. Laurence Jayet (Clemson), 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 4. Mary Neill Hagood (Furman) def. Milena Stanoycheva (Clemson), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 5. Natalie The (Furman) def. Ana Stiglic (Clemson), 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 6. Caroline Bentley (Furman) def. Ioana Paun (Clemson), 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Doubles Results 1. Lacelarie/Jayet (Clemson) def. Dunigan/The (Furman), 8-4 2. Kovarik/Bentley (Furman) def. Anna Dolinska/Richele LeSaldo (Clemson), 8-4 3. Savitskaya/Stanoycheva (Clemson) def. Holman/Hagood (Furman), 9-8 (3)

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