Clemson Women’s Tennis Falls to North Carolina

April 14, 2001

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision to 20th-ranked North Carolina Saturday afternoon in Clemson. The Tigers drop to 8-12 overall and 1-6 in the ACC while the Tar Heels improve to 14-5 overall and 5-2 in the ACC.

At number one doubles, Clemson’s Anna Savitskaya and Laurence Jayet lost a 9-8 (6) decision to Kenderick Bunn and Kate Pinchbeck while UNC’s Marlene Meija and Julie Rotundi defeated Ana Stiglic and Christina Oldock 8-1 at two doubles. Erin Niebling and Courtney Zalinski completed the doubles sweep with an 8-3 win over Milena Stanoycheva and Anna Dolinska.

In singles, Clemson’s top-seeded Anna Savitskaya lost to Marlene Meija 6-2, 6-3, and the Tar Heels’ Julie Rotondi defeated second-seeded Laurence Jayet lost to North Carolina’s Lee Bairos 6-1, 6-3, and the Tar Heels’ sixth seed, Courtney Zalinski defeated the Tigers’ Sunnie Harmon 6-2, 6-2.

Clemson will conclude its regular season schedule tomorrow. The Tigers host second-ranked Duke at 12:00 p.m. at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center.

MATCH RESULTS #20 NORTH CAROLINA 7, Clemson 0 Singles 1 Marlene Meija (UNC) def. Anna Savitskaya (CU), 6-2, 6-3 2 Julie Rotondi (UNC) def. Christina Oldock (CU), 6-3, 6-3 3 Kate Pinchbeck (UNC) def. Milena Stanoycheva (CU), 6-1, 6-0 4 Kristin Koenig (UNC) def. Ana Stiglic (CU), 6-3, 7-5 5 Lee Bairos (UNC) def. Laurence Jayet (CU), 6-1, 6-3 6 Courtney Zalinski (UNC) def. Sunnie Harmon (CU), 6-2, 6-2 Doubles 1 Bunn and Pinchbeck (UNC) def. Savitskaya and Jayet (CU), 9-8 2 Meija and Rotondi (UNC) def. Stiglic and Oldock (CU), 8-1 3 Niebling and Zalinski (UNC) def. Stanoycheva and Dolinska (CU), 8-3