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Clemson’s Alvarez And Van Adrichem Advance To Quarterfinals At ITA Southeast Regional

Clemson’s Alvarez And Van Adrichem Advance To Quarterfinals At ITA Southeast Regional

Oct. 15, 2005

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Clemson women’s tennis players Federica van Adrichem and Daniela Alvarez will continue their runs at the ITA Southeast Regional in both doubles and singles competition on Sunday. The Tiger duo won its doubles contest over Ashlee Davis and Alexandra Hirsch of Wake Forest in the round of 16, 8-5, to improve their fall record to 8-1. They will face Duke’s 11th-ranked team of Danielle Bercek and Jessi Robinson in the quarterfinals. Alvarez and van Adrichem each also won two singles matches on Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals in the singles draw as well.

Van Adrichem, a freshman from The Netherlands, defeated Melissa Schaub of Tennessee, 6-4, 6-1, in the round of 32 and then won a 6-4, 6-3 decision over South Carolina’s 107th-ranked Laura Ganzer in the round of 16. Van Adrichem will face Caitlin Collins of North Carolina on Sunday. Alvarez claimed a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Wake Forest’s Jenna Loeb in her first match of the day and then defeated Tanja Markovic of North Carolina, 6-4, 6-1, in the round of 16. Her quarterfinal match will be against North Carolina’s Jenna Long, who is ranked 108th in the ITA preseason singles poll.

In other singles action, sophomore Carol Salge upset #9 seed Jenny Zika from Duke by a score of 7-6, 6-2 in her round of 32 match but was defeated by N.C. State’s Barbara Orlay in the round of 16, 6-2, 6-2. Junior Maria Brito’s run in the regional also ended on Saturday afternoon as she fell for the first time in the 2005 fall season in the round of 16 to 68th-ranked and fourth-seeded Jackie Charleton of Duke, 6-4, 6-3. Brito reached the final 16 with a victory over Ghizella Schutte of Tennessee in the round of 32 (6-2, 6-4).

Kathi Gerber won her first match in the consolation bracket over Charlotte’s Ashleigh Murray by a score of 6-2, 6-1, but she was defeated in the round of 16 by Sierra Poske of Wake Forest, 6-1, 6-1.

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