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Clemson Women’s Tennis Downs Colorado, 6-1

Clemson Women’s Tennis Downs Colorado, 6-1

March 16, 2004

PROVO, UT – The Clemson women’s tennis team defeated the University of Colorado by a score of 6-1 on Monday. With the victory, the 13th-ranked Tigers improve to 11-2 on the season, while the #47 Buffaloes fall to 6-5 overall. This was the first meeting between the Tigers and Buffaloes.

On Tuesday, the Tigers will face Brigham Young in Provo. The Tigers are 6-9 all-time against the Cougars. In 1999, Clemson upset then-18th-ranked BYU by a score of 5-4 at home. The Cougars, ranked 21st by the ITA, are 11-4 so far this season after falling to Oklahoma by a score of 4-2 last week.

The Tigers swept the doubles matches to capture the first point of the match against the Buffaloes. Seventh-ranked Julie Coin and Maria Brito defeated Morgan Sall and Jess Vanderdys by a score of 9-7, and second-seeded Daniela Alvarez and Ioana Paun won their match over Kendra Strandemo and Lynzee Kever by a score of 8-6. At three doubles, Richele LeSaldo and Karen Rombouts combined to take an 8-3 victory over Martina Sedivec and Jenny Hanson.

Clemson’s Coin, ranked sixth by the ITA, defeated 82nd-ranked Kever by a score of 6-4, 6-3 at one singles, and #68 Alvarez defeated the Buffaloes’ Strandemo by a score of 7-5, 6-4 at number two singles. Brito of Clemson, ranked 91st, picked up a 7-5, 6-0 win over Vanderdys at three singles and Rombouts defeated Colorado’s Sedivec 6-1, 6-4 at four singles. In the five singles position, LeSaldo dropped an 8-6 decision to Colorado’s Sall and Paun of Clemson defeated Hanson by a score of 8-3 at number six singles.

Clemson 6, Colorado 1 Singles 1. #6 Julie Coin (CU) def. #82 Lynzee Kever (UC) 6-4, 6-3 2. #68 Daniela Alvarez (CU) def. Kendra Strandemo (UC) 7-5, 6-4 3. #91 Maria Brito (CU) def. Jess Vanderdys (UC) 7-5, 6-0 4. Karen Rombouts (CU) def. Martina Sedivec (UC) 6-1, 6-2 5. Morgan Sall (UC) def. Richele LeSaldo (CU) 8-6 6. Ioana Paun (CU) def. Jenny Hanson (UC) 8-3 Doubles 1. #7Coin/Brito (CU) def. Sall/Vanderdys (UC) 9-7 2. Alvarez/Paun (CU) def. Strandemo/Kever (UC) 8-6 3. LeSaldo/Rombouts (CU) def. Sedivec/Hanson (UC) 8-3