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Clemson To Face Florida State and Miami on the Road

Clemson To Face Florida State and Miami on the Road

March 30, 2006

CLEMSON, SC – The Tiger tennis team (11-4, 4-1 ACC) will play the first of four consecutive matches away from the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center when Clemson visits Florida State (8-8, 1-5 ACC) in Tallahasse, FL on Friday, Mar. 31. The Tigers and Seminoles are slated to begin play at 2:00 PM at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. Clemson will then travel further south to take on the fifth-ranked Hurricanes of Miami (14-3, 6-0 ACC) on Sunday in an 11:00 AM match.

The Tigers’ are currently riding a seven-match winning streak that includes four victories over ACC opponents. Freshman Federica van Adrichem, ranked 45th in the most recent Fila/ITA singlse poll, has won six singles matches during the stretch to improve to 18-10 overall with a 9-6 record during the dual season. She has teamed with sophomore Carol Salge to post a 10-3 record at the flight one doubles position and earn the number nine national ranking.

Friday’s match will be the 30th meeting between the Tigers and Seminoles with Clemson holding a 21-8 advantage in the series score. The Tigers have also won six of eight contests played in Tallahassee, FL, including a 4-3 decision during the 2004 season. Last year, Clemson blanked Florida State, 7-0, at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center.

Miami leads the overall score over the Tigers, 15-4, including a 7-2 record on its home court. The Hurricanes claimed two matches from Clemson last season, one during the regular season and one in the ACC Tournament, both by 4-3 margins. Clemson’s last victory over Miami was during the 1994 season in Durham, NC, and it’s last win on the Hurricanes’ home court was a 5-4 decision in 1993.