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Two Clemson Singles Players And One Doubles Team Qualify For NCAA Individual Championships

Two Clemson Singles Players And One Doubles Team Qualify For NCAA Individual Championships

May 2, 2003

CLEMSON, SC – Three members of the Clemson women’s tennis team will represent the Tigers at the 2003 NCAA Individual Singles and Doubles Championship as released by the NCAA Women’s Tennis Committee on Thursday evening. Julie Coin and Alix Lacelarie will compete in the singles competition, while Coin and Laurence Jayet will represent the Tigers in the doubles bracket. The Individual Championships will be held at the Ring Tennis Complex in Gainesville, FL on May 19-24.

Coin, ranked 19th by the ITA in singles, has posted a 30-5 overall record in singles, with an 18-3 mark in dual matches and a 7-1 record in the ACC. The 2003 All-ACC selection has an 11-4 overall record (7-3 in dual matches) against ranked singles opponents. Three of her five losses were to players ranked in the top-eight nationally. The sophomore from Amiens, France was the 2002 ITA Southeast Region 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 has a 15-4 dual match record and a 7-1 record in conference play. She is currently ranked 49th by the ITA in singles. This is Lacelarie’s second consecutive bid to the NCAA Singles Championships, as she advanced to the second round of the tournament in 2002.

Coin and Laurence Jayet will represent the Tigers in the doubles draw at the NCAA Championships. The team has a 21-7 overall record in doubles (14-5 in dual matches) and is currently ranked 27th according to the ITA poll released Apr. 28. 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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