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Women’s Tennis To Face #59 Maryland and #69 Virginia This Weekend

April 1, 2005

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s tennis team will face two conference foes on the road this weekend as they travel to Maryland and Virginia. The Tigers have compiled a 12-6 overall record this season and a 3-1 mark in ACC play. They are currently riding a seven-match winning streak, with all seven wins coming against ranked opponents. Senior Julie Coin leads Clemson’s 2005 campaign as the #2 singles player in the nation, according to the most recent ITA singles poll. She boasts a 26-2 overall record and is 18-0 when facing a ranked opponent. Coin has won 17 consecutive matches as the Tigers’ top singles player for a 17-0 mark in dual action.

Fifteenth-ranked Clemson and #59 Maryland will match-up on Saturday, Apr. 2 at 11:00 am in the 26th meeting between the two schools. The Tigers hold a 22-3 advantage over the Terrapins and are 8-2 in matches played in College Park, MD. Clemson defeated Maryland in the last match played on the Terrapins’ home court during the 2003 season, 5-2. The Tigers were also victorious in the schools’ two meetings last season. They posted a 6-1 victory during the regular season and then won the first-round match-up in the ACC tournament, 4-0.

On Sunday, Apr. 3, the Tigers will face the 69th-ranked Virginia Cavaliers in Charlottesville, VA. The match is scheduled for 12 noon. Clemson boasts a 24-3 overall mark against the Cavaliers and also leads Virginia, 8-2, in matches played in Charlottesville. Last season, Clemson defeated the Cavaliers, 5-2, at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. During the 2003 season, the then-ranked #25 Tigers upset #22 Virginia on the Cavaliers’ home court, 5-2.

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