March 21, 2006
MOBILE, AL – The Tiger women’s tennis team won its fifth straight match with a 4-3 victory over South Alabama at the David Lubel Tennis Courts in Mobile, AL on Tuesday afternoon. Clemson now boasts a 9-4 overall mark while the Jaguars dropped to 9-6 with the loss. The Tigers claimed the doubles point for the ninth time this season and then won three singles matches to edge South Alabama for the win.
Clemson’s top team of Carol Salge and Federica van Adrichem, ranked #9 in Tuesday’s Fila/ITA tennis poll, defeated Adrianna Solarova and Klara Jarova by a score of 8-6 to better their record to 10-4 this season. Maria Brito and Marie Scriba then paired up for Clemson at the flight three position and won an 8-3 decision over Dijana Stanic and Jelena Krivacevic. In the flight two match-up, Tigers Daniela Alvarez and Alexandra Luc fell to Maria Zivcicova and Sylvanie Spanenbert by a score of 8-5 in just their third loss of the year.
In singles action, South Alabama’s Solarova knotted the match at one point apiece with a victory over Alvarez at flight one, 6-1, 7-5. The Jaguars then took a 2-1 advantage as Stanic defeated Luc in the flight four contest (6-1, 0-6, 6-1) before the Brito earned the Tigers’ second point with a 6-2, 6-0 win at flight five. South Alabama then went back ahead, 3-2, as Salge fell to Zivcicova in the flight three match-up by a score of 6-1, 6-4. Kathi Gerber then posted a three-set victory (6-2, 1-6, 6-3) at flight six to even the score at 3-3 and force the final match of the day to be the decider.
Clemson’s van Adrichem came from behind in her flight two match to clinch the victory for the Tigers. Krivacevic claimed the first set, 3-6, but van Adrichem won the second and third sets, each by a 6-4 margin, for her 16th win overall.
The Tigers will return to the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center on Mar. 25 when they will face new ACC foe Boston College. The match is scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM.
#32 Clemson 4, #75 South Alabama 3 Doubles 1. #9 Federica van Adrichem/Carol Salge (CU) def. Adrianna Solarova/Klara Jarova (USA) 8-6 2. Maria Zivcicova/Sylvanie Spanenberg (USA) def. #49 Daniela Alvarez/Alexandra Luc (CU) 8-5 3. Maria Brito/Marie Scriba (CU) def. Dijana Stanic/Jelena Krivacevic (USA) 8-3Singles 1. Adrianna Solarova (USA) def. Daniela Alvarez (CU) 6-1, 7-5 2. #45 Federica van Adrichem (CU) def. Jelena Krivacevic (USA) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 3. Maria Zivcicova (USA) def. #125 Carol Salge (CU) 6-1, 6-4 4. Dijana Stanic (USA) def. Alexandra Luc (CU) 6-1, 0-6, 6-1 5. #113 Maria Brito (CU) def. Michaela Babicova (USA) 6-2, 6-0 6. Kathi Gerber (CU) def. Klara Jarova (USA) 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
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