June 2, 2003
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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s tennis team was ranked 19th in the post season tennis rankings released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association on May 29. The final ranking is the highest for the Tigers since the 1996 season, when the team also finished 19th in the national rankings. Two Clemson singles players and two doubles teams were ranked in the final individual singles and doubles polls. Julie Coin finished the season ranked 22nd in singles, while Alix Lacelarie was 48th. The Tigers’ doubles team of Lacelarie and Daniela Alvarez was 23rd in the final doubles poll, while Coin and Laurence Jayet were ranked 25th.
Coin finished the season with a 31-6 overall record in singles, a 19-3 mark in dual matches and a 7-1 record in the ACC. The 2003 All-ACC selection had an 11-5 overall record (7-3 in dual matches) against ranked singles opponents. Three of her six losses were to players ranked in the top-eight nationally. Coin fell in the first round of the 2003 NCAA Singles Championship to Florida’s Lindsay Dawaf in three sets. The sophomore from Amiens, France was recently named the Southeast Region Player to Watch by the ITA, and was the 2002 ITA Southeast Region Indoor Champion last fall.
Lacelarie, a native of Villeneuve-Les-Beziers, France, was the ACC Flight Champion at number two singles and doubles, and was named to the All-ACC team in 2003. The sophomore posted a 17-6 overall record, and was 16-5 in dual matches and 7-1 in conference play. In the 2003 NCAA Singles Championship, Lacelarie defeated Southern California’s Maureen Diaz in the first round before falling to sixth-ranked Raquel Kops-Jones of California in the second round. This was Lacelarie’s second consecutive trip to the NCAA Singles Championships, as she also advanced to the second round of the tournament in 2002.
Lacelarie and teammate Daniela Alvarez finished the season with an 18-2 overall record and won 18 consecutive matches at flight two doubles. The pair was the ACC Flight Champion at number two doubles after posting a 7-1 regular season conference record including an upset over the sixth-ranked doubles team in the country, DeRoo and Johnson of Duke. Alvarez, a freshman from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, was named to the All-ACC team in 2003.
Coin and Laurence Jayet posted a 22-9 overall record in doubles, a 15-6 record in dual matches and a 6-1 record in conference play. The pair represented the Tigers in the doubles draw at the 2003 NCAA Championship, falling to 26th-ranked Magley and Reyes of Florida in the first round. Jayet is a senior from Le Cannet, France and was named to the All-ACC team after claiming the 2003 ACC Flight Five Singles Championship.
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