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Clemson Women’s Tennis Knocks Off Furman, 5-3

March 11, 2000

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Clemson women’s tennis team won a hard-faught battle with Furman 5-3 Saturday at Furman’s Minor Mickel Tennis Center.

In what turned out to the decisive match, Clemson’s Anna Savitskaya edged Furman’s Emelie Isaksson 0-6, 7-5, 7-5 at No. 5 singles to propel the Lady Tigers to victory. At No. 1 singles, Clemson’s Carmina Giraldo rallied from a second set deficit to down Megan Dunigan 3-6, 7-5, 6-2. Furman won singles matches at No.’s 3 and 6 singles as Gene Holman won her sixth staright match and Natalie The earned a key victory at No. 6.

In doubles action, Furman’s Dunigan and Holman downed Renata Brio and Laurence Jayet 8-5 at No. 1 doubles, while Clemson cruised to an 8-0 win at No. 2 doubles. No. 3 doubles was not played in order to allow the Furman-Clemson men’s tennis match to start on the indoor courts at the Minor Mickel Tennis Center.

Clemson improves to 8-2 on the season, while Furman falls to 6-4. The Lady Paladins host 40th ranked South Florida this Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

Clemson 5, Furman 3

Singles Results Carmina Giraldo (Clemson) def. Megan Dunigan (Furman) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 Cath Galvin (Clemson) def. Meredith Moore (Furman) 6-2, 6-1 Gene Holman (Furman) def. Laurence Jayet (Clemson) 7-6(4), 1-6, 7-6(7) Renata Brito (Clemson) def. Jarrell Starnes (Furman) 6-2, 6-3 Anna Savitskaya (Clemson) def. Emelie Isaksson (Furman) 0-6, 7-5, 7-5 Natalie The (Furman) def. Sunnie Harmon (Clemson) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles Results Dunigan-Holman (Furman) def. Brito-Jayet (Clemson) 8-5 Giraldo-Galvin (Clemson) def. Starnes-The (Furman) 8-0