April 4, 2003
CLEMSON, SC – The 23rd-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team will play host to #48 Florida State on Sunday at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. The match is slated to begin at 12:00 p.m. The Tigers are coming off two consecutive victories over higher-ranked opponents after defeating #20 Georgia Tech and then-#22 Virginia.
Clemson is 15-3 overall and 5-0 in the ACC after upsetting Georgia Tech on Thursday. The 5-0 conference start is the best for the Tigers since the 1987 season, when the team went undefeated in its first five ACC regular season matches before falling to North Carolina. The 1987 Tigers went on to win the ACC Championship and finish the season ranked 20th nationally.
Sophomore Julie Coin is ranked 21st by the ITA in singles. Coin has a 16-2 dual match record and is 5-0 in ACC play. She currently holds a 10-match winning streak, which began with a victory over Virginia Tech’s Kristen Stubbs on Feb. 28. The Tigers’ doubles team of Daniela Alvarez and Alix Lacelarie are undefeated in matches at flight two doubles so far this season. The pair is 12-0 in dual doubles matches and 4-0 in ACC matches at flight two.
Clemson has an 18-8 all-time advantage over Florida State and is 8-2 in home matches against the Seminoles. In 2002, the Tigers defeated then 73rd-ranked Florida State by a score of 4-3 in Tallahassee. This season, the Seminoles are 13-7 (3-3 in conference play) after falling to first-ranked Duke by a score of 6-1 last weekend. Florida State is scheduled to play Georgia Tech on Saturday in Atlanta before taking on the Tigers on Sunday.
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