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Women’s Tennis Splits Final Two Matches Of Hawaii Trip

Women’s Tennis Splits Final Two Matches Of Hawaii Trip

March 23, 2002

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s team split its final two matches of the Tigers’ spring break trip to Hawaii. The Tigers defeated Murray State 4-0, but dropped a 5-2 match to Washington State. Clemson’s overall record stands at 9-6.

Against Murray State, Clemson claimed two of three doubles matches to earn the doubles point. The Tigers’ team of Laurence Jayet and Alix Lacelarie defeated Murray State’s top tandem of Melissa Spencer and Kerry Lea Glass by a score of 8-2 at number one doubles. At flight two doubles, Clemson’s Anna Dolinska and Anna Savitskaya were victorious over the Racers’ Cheryl Graham and Jaclyn Leeper, 8-0. At number three doubles, the Tigers’ Sunnie Harmon and Ashlea Bowen fell to Murray State’s Maria Alonte and Annette Steen, 8-4.

In singles action against the Racers, Clemson freshman Alix Lacelarie defeated Melissa Spencer by a score of 6-2, 6-2 at number one singles. Clemson’s Ana Stiglic claimed a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Murray State’s Maria Alonte at four singles. Milena Stanoycheva clinched the match for the Tigers with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Cheryl Graham at number six singles. The remaining matches were not completed.

In the Tigers’ 5-2 loss against Washington State, the 46th-ranked Cougars swept the doubles matches to take the doubles point. Clemson’s top doubles team of Lacelarie and Jayet fell 8-5 to 14th-ranked Erica Perkins and Stacy McKenna. Washington State’s Lorena Arias and Chris Martinez defeated Clemson’s Anna Dolinska 8-5 at the two doubles flight, while third-seeded Zorana Roganovic and Orsolya Sallai defeated the Tigers’ Milena Stanoycheva 8-3 to complete the sweep.

In singles action, Clemson’s 83rd-ranked Alix Lacelarie knocked off 50th-ranked Erica Perkins 6-4, 6-3 at number one singles. Anna Savitskaya defeated 72nd-ranked Stacy McKenna 6-2, 6-4 to claim the two singles point. Washington State’s Orsolya Salli defeated Ana Stiglic lost a three-set match (3-6, 6-3, 6-2) to the Cougars’ Nora Gaal. Clemson’s Milena Stanoycheva fell in a hard-fought three set match to Washington State’s Chris Martinez, 6-7(5), 7-6(5), 6-7(10).

Clemson returns to South Carolina to resume conference play as the Tigers play host to the University of Maryland on Saturday and the University of Virginia on Sunday. First serve on Saturday is slated for 11:00 a.m., and Sunday’s match is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. Both matches will be played at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center.

Clemson 4, Murray State 0

Singles #1 #83 Alix Lacelarie (CU) def. Melissa Spencer (MSU), 6-2, 6-2 #2 Richele LeSaldo (CU) vs. Kerry Lea Glass (MSU), 7-6 (2), DNF #3 Ioana Paun (CU) vs. Jacelyn Leeper (MSU), 6-6 (2-2), DNF #4 Ana Stiglic (CU) def. Maria Alonte (MSU), 6-1, 6-2 #5 Laurence Jayet (CU) vs. Jennifer Ward (MSU), 4-6, 4-1, DNF #6 Milena Stanoycheva (CU) def. Cheryl Graham (MSU), 6-1, 6-0

Doubles #1 #31 Lacelarie and Jayet (CU) def. Spencer and Glass (MSU), 8-2 #2 Dolinska and Savitskaya (CU) def. Graham and Leeper (MSU), 8-0 #3 Alonte and Steen (MSU) def. Harmon and Bowen (CU), 8-4

Clemson 2, #46 Washington State 5

Singles #1 #83 Alix Lacelarie (CU) def. #50 Erica Perkins (WSU), 6-4, 6-3 #2 Anna Savitskaya (CU) def. #72 Stacy McKenna (WSU), 6-2, 6-4 #3 Orolya Sallai (WSU) def. Richele LeSaldo (CU), 6-3, 6-2 #4 Lorena Arias (WSU) def. Ioana Paun (CU), 6-0, 6-2 #5 Nora Gaal (WSU) def. Ana Stiglic (CU), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 #6 Chris Martinez (WSU) def. Milena Stanoycheva (CU), 6-7(5), 7-6(5), 6-7(10)

Doubles #1 #31 Lacelarie and Jayet (CU) def. #14 Spencer and Glass (MSU), 8-2 #2 Dolinska and Savitskaya (CU) def. Graham and Leeper (MSU), 8-0 #3 Alonte and Steen (MSU) def. Harmon and Bowen (CU), 8-4

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