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Tiger Women’s Tennis Team To Face Texas A&M In Round Of 16 At 2004 NCAA Championships

Tiger Women’s Tennis Team To Face Texas A&M In Round Of 16 At 2004 NCAA Championships

May 18, 2004

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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s tennis team will face Texas A&M in the round of 16 at the 2004 NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships in Athens, GA on Thursday, May 20. The match between the fifth-seeded Tigers and the 12th-seeded Aggies is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. at the University of Georgia’s Dan Magill Tennis Complex. This is the eighth time in program history that the Tigers have reached the tournament’s final 16 and the first time under seventh-year Head Coach Nancy Harris. Clemson is 9-11 overall and 4-4 under Harris all time in NCAA tournament matches.

The Tigers are 24-3 on the season, most recently defeating Troy State and #33 South Carolina at the NCAA Regional held at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center in Clemson last weekend to advance to the round of 16. Clemson won the 2004 ACC Championship title for the seventh time and finished at the top of the league’s regular season standings for the eighth time in program history. Alix Lacelarie was named the ACC Tournament MVP, while Julie Coin garnered ACC Player of the Year honors. Daniela Alvarez and Maria Brito also earned all-conference accolades in 2004.

Texas A&M is 23-7 overall on the season. The Aggies defeated Southern (4-0) in the first round of the NCAA Regional and posted a 4-1 victory over SMU in the second round to advance to the NCAA Final 16.

Clemson is 5-2 all-time against Texas A&M. The two teams met seven consecutive seasons from 1989 to 1995. The Tigers were 4-0 against the Aggies at home and posted a 1-2 record in College Station, TX.

In Memoriam The Clemson women’s tennis team lost two former players in a plane crash on May 15, as Anna Dolinska and Milena Stanoycheva were passengers on a scenic flight over the Grand Canyon. To honor their memories, the Tigers will wear Anna and Milena’s initials on their sleeves at this weekend’s NCAA Championships.

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