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Women’s Tennis Drops Match to South Alabama

April 1, 1998

CLEMSON, SC–South Alabama won its ninth match in a row in defeating Clemson 6-3 in a women’s intercollegiate tennis match at Clemson, SC Wednesday afternoon.

With the win, South Alabama improves its record to 14-5 overall, while Clemson falls to 5-9 on the season. The Jaguars are ranked 25th nationally as a team.

South Alabama won the first three singles matches. At number one singles, Vanda Novakova defeated Clemson’s Stefanie Woerz in straight sets 6-0, 6-1.

At number two singles, Iva Puflerova of South Alabama defeated Clemson’s Etresia Kruger 7-6, 6-4. Puflerova is ranked 87th nationally in singles. Lenka Jakubekova was also a winner for the Jaguars with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Kate Maree-Mair at number three singles. Jakubekova is ranked 76th nationally in singles.

Clemson’s Cathy Galvin won at number four singles with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Gaelle Gouttefarde. Devrin Carr also posted a win for the Lady Tigers at number five singles with a 7-6, 6-3 victory over Melanie Pieterse.

The Lady Tigers will play at North Carolina on Saturday and at Duke on Sunday in ACC action.

SOUTH ALABAMA 6, CLEMSON 3

Singles 1. Vanda Novakova (SA) d. Stefanie Woerz (C) 6-0, 6-1 2. Iva Puflerova (SA) d. Etresia Kruger (C) 7-6, 6-4 3. Lenka Jakubekova (SA) d. Kate-Maree Mair (C) 6-0, 6-4 4. Cathy Galvin (C) d. Gaelle Gouttefarde (SA) 6-3, 6-4 5. Devrin Carr (C) d. Melanie Pieterse (SA) 7-6, 6-3 6. Tracey Gobey (SA) d. Cindy Clausen (C) 6-4, 7-5

Doubles 1. Gobey-Pieterse (SA) d. Kruger-Mair (C) 8-2 2. Woerz-Carr (C) d. Puflerova-Gouttefarde (SA) 8-6 3. Novakova-Jakubekova (SA) d. Galvin-Clausen (C) 8-2

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