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13th-Ranked Clemson Women’s Tennis Team Defeats South Carolina Saturday

13th-Ranked Clemson Women’s Tennis Team Defeats South Carolina Saturday

Feb. 14, 2004

COLUMBIA, SC – The 13th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team defeated in-state rival South Carolina by a score of 4-3 on Saturday afternoon in Columbia. With the win, the Tigers improve to 3-0 on the season while the Gamecocks fall to 2-2 overall.

In doubles action, the Tigers’ 12th-ranked team of Maria Brito and Julie Coin won an 8-4 decision over South Carolina’s Laura Ganzer and Christyn Lucas at flight one. At number two doubles, Clemson’s Daniela Alvarez and Silvia Gutierrez fell to the Gamecocks’ Magda Wojdylo and Danielle Wiggins by a score of 8-4. The Tigers’ 49th-ranked team of Richele LeSaldo and Karen Rombouts defeated Miranda Gutierrez and Ayako Suzuki of South Carolina 8-5 at flight three doubles.

In singles play, ninth-ranked Coin defeated Wiggins by a score of 6-0, 6-3 at flight one, while #40 Alvarez won a three-set decision (7-6(7), 6-7(4), 6-3) over Lucas at flight two. Ganzer defeated #78 Brito by a score of 7-6, 6-3 at the number three singles position, while Rombouts was victorious at flight four by a score of 6-2, 6-3 over Miranda Gutierrez. The Tigers’ Silvia Gutierrez lost a 6-7, 6-2, 6-2 decision to the Gamecocks’ Justine Walsh at flight six.

The Tigers will play host to 14th-ranked Virginia Commonwealth on Sunday afternoon. The match will be played at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center and is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m.

#13 Clemson 4, #47 South Carolina 3


1. #9 Julie Coin (CU) def. Danielle Wiggins (USC) 6-0, 6-3

2. #40 Daniela Alvarez (CU) def. Christyn Lucas (USC) 7-6(7), 6-7(4), 6-3

3. Laura Ganzer (USC) def. #78 Maria Brito (CU) 7-6, 6-3

4. Karen Rombouts (CU) def. Miranda Gutierrez (USC) 6-2, 6-3

5. Fallon Koon (USC) def. Ioana Paun (CU) 7-5, 6-4

6. Justine Walsh (USC) def. Silvia Gutierrez (CU) 6-7, 6-2, 6-2


1. #12 Brito/Coin (CU) def. Ganzer/Lucas (USC) 8-4

2. Magda Wojdylo/Wiggins (USC) def. Alvarez/S. Gutierrez (CU) 8-4

3. T-#49 Richele LeSaldo/Rombouts (CU) def. M. Gutierrez/Ayako Suzuki (USC) 8-5