May 5, 2006
CLEMSON, SC – The NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Subcommittee has selected the 64 singles players and 32 doubles teams that will compete in the 2006 NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Championships. Clemson freshman Federica van Adrichem earned an at-large bid to the singles tournament and will team with Carol Salge to compete in the doubles championships as well.
Van Adrichem compiled a 12-9 dual-match singles record in 2006 with a 21-13 ledger in the combined fall and spring seasons. The native of Amersfoort, The Netherlands captured the Wilson/ITA Southeast Regional title in October, winning six matches in the five-day tournament. Currently ranked 56th in the Fila/ITA Tennis singles poll, van Adrichem clinched victories for the Tigers over NC State and Wake Forest in the final two regular season matches of the season.
Although Salge did not receive an invitation to the singles tournament, she was named the top alternate and will participate in the event one of the 64 selected is unable to compete. Salge, a sophomore from San Roque, Brazil, played at the top singles position in Clemson’s final six matches. She posted a 4-2 record during the stretch, defeating three ranked opponents and suffering the two losses to the #1- and #6-ranked players in the nation. Overall, she owns a 24-9 record with a 17-6 record in the spring season and was selected to the 2006 All-ACC team with a 9-2 singles record in conference action.
Salge and van Adrichem will also represent the Tigers in the NCAA Doubles Championships. The duo earned an at-large selection after boasting a 12-8 record in dual matches. The pair faced 10 ranked opponents during the season and defeated five of them, including the ninth-ranked team from Georgia, Georgia Tech’s #11 tandem and the #13 team from Maryland. Five of their eight losses were to teams listed in the top 10.
The singles and doubles championships will be held May 23-28 at the Taube Tennis Center in Stanford, CA.
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