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Clemson Defeats South Alabama, 4-3, On Saturday Afternoon

Clemson Defeats South Alabama, 4-3, On Saturday Afternoon

March 5, 2005

Clemson, SC – The 18th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis squad won 4-3 over #47 South Alabama on Saturday afternoon at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. With the victory, the Tigers improve to 6-6 overall, while the Jaguars fall to 9-2. Julie Coin dominated her opponent once again as she bettered her overall record to 20-2 and 11-0 in dual action.

Clemson won all three doubles matches for the doubles point and a 1-0 lead heading into singles play. Coin and Romy Farah teamed up at the No.1 slot to defeat the Jaguar duo of Katarina Palenikova and Maria Zivcicova, 8-3, while the Tigers’ Maria Brito and Richele LeSaldo won their contest at No.2 over Andrea Kurekova and Ana Rupic, 8-6. At No. 3, South Alabama’s Dijana Stanic and Dominika Nemcovicova fell to Ioana Paun and Carol Salge, 8-4.

In singles play, Coin, ranked #3 in the ITA singles poll, defeated Andrea Kurekova in the No.1 match-up, 6-3, 6-0. Farah easily took the No.2 contest with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Rupic. Brito fell to Zivcicova at No.3 by a score of 6-4, 6-3. Salge won her match at No.4 against Palenikova, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, to clinch the victory for the Tigers. In the No. 5 position, Paun fell short in a three-set match against Nemcovicova, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, while the Jaguars’ Stanic defeated Richele LeSaldo at No.6, 7-6(4), 6-2.

The Tigers welcome the 24th-ranked Brigham Young Cougars to Clemson on Monday, Mar. 7. The match is scheduled to begin at 2:30 pm.

#18 Clemson 4, #47 South Alabama 3 Singles 1. #3 Julie Coin (CU) def. Andrea Kurekova (USA) 6-3, 6-0 2. Romy Farah (CU) def. Ana Rupic (USA) 6-1, 6-2 3. Maria Zivcicova (USA) def. Maria Brito (CU) 6-4, 6-3 4. Carol Salge (CU) def. Katarina Palenikova (USA) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 5. Dominika Nemcovicova (USA) def. Ioana Paun (CU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 6. Dijana Stanic (USA) def. Richele LeSaldo (CU) 7-6(4), 6-2 Doubles 1. Coin/Farah (CU) def. Palenikova/Zivcicova (USA) 8-3 2. Brito/LeSaldo (CU) def. Kurekova/Rupic (USA) 8-6 3. Paun/Salge (CU) def. Stanic/Nemcovicova (USA) 8-4