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Clemson Tennis Falls To South Carolina, 4-3, On Sunday

Clemson Tennis Falls To South Carolina, 4-3, On Sunday

Feb. 19, 2006

COLUMBIA, SC – The 27th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team was narrowly defeated by #26 South Carolina, 4-3, on Sunday at the Maxcy Gregg Tennis Center in Columbia, SC. The loss dropped the Tigers to 3-2 for the year while the Gamecocks bettered their season record to 5-1.

Clemson won the doubles point for the third straight match but was unable to claim enough victories during singles play to post the team win.

In the top doubles match-up, Clemson’s Carol Salge and Federica van Adrichem won an 8-4 decision over South Carolina’s duo of Gira Schofield and Natasa Vuckovic. At the flight three position, Daniela Alvarez and Alexandra Luc defeated Danielle Wiggins and Christyn Lucas, 8-5 to clinch the doubles point for the Tigers. The Gamecocks’ team of Megan McGavock and Laura Ganzer claimed an 8-5 decision over Maria Brito and Marie Scriba at flight two.

Alvarez and Luc also posted victories in the singles line-up for Clemson. Alvarez won her flight three contest over Wiggins by a score of 6-4, 6-1, while Luc defeated Miranda Gutierrez at flight six, 7-5, 2-6, 10-7.

South Carolina’s Schofield, tied for 59th ranking in the latest ITA poll, rallied to upset Clemson’s 41st-ranked van Adrichem at the flight one position in a three-set match, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. In the flight two contest, #62 Vuckovic also claimed a three-set match over Clemson’s Brito (7-6(5), 1-6, 6-3). Ganzer then defeated Salge at flight four, 7-5, 6-3, while McGavock won a 6-3, 6-1 decision over Scriba.

The Tigers will next face the Georgia Bulldogs on the road in a mid-week match on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

#26 South Carolina 4, #27 Clemson 3 Singles 1. #59 Gira Schofield (SC) def. #41 Federica van Adrichem (CU), 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 2. #62 Natasa Vuckovic (SC) def. Maria Brito (CU), 7-6(5), 1-6, 6-3 3. Daniela Alvarez (CU) def. Danielle Wiggins (SC), 6-4, 6-1 4. Laura Ganzer (SC) def. Carol Salge (CU), 7-5, 6-3 5. Megan McGavock (SC) def. Marie Scriba (CU), 6-3, 6-1 6. Alexandra Luc (CU) def. Miranda Gutierrez (SC), 7-5, 2-6, 10-7 Order of Finish – 3, 4, 2, 1, 5, 6Doubles 1. Salge/van Adrichem (CU) def. Schofield/Vuckovic (SC), 8-4 2. McGavock/Ganzer (SC) def. Brito/Scriba (CU), 8-5 3. Alvarez/Luc (CU) def. Wiggins/Christyn Lucas (SC), 8-5