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Clemson Women’s Tennis Team Ranked 11th In Latest ITA Poll

Clemson Women’s Tennis Team Ranked 11th In Latest ITA Poll

Feb. 24, 2004

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s tennis team is ranked 11th according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll released on Feb. 24. The Tigers improve from a ranking of 13th in the previous poll. The ranking of 11th is the highest for a Clemson women’s tennis team since the 1994 season, when the Tigers were ranked ninth nationally. It is also the highest ranking for the team under Head Coach Nancy Harris.

Clemson is 5-1 on the season, most recently defeating Iowa (6-1) and falling to sixth-ranked Vanderbilt (6-1). The Tigers have also recorded victories over #14 Virginia Commonwealth, #32 Baylor, #47 South Carolina and College of Charleston.

Junior Julie Coin is ranked eighth by the ITA in singles, improving from a ranking of ninth in the previous poll. Coin, a native of Amiens, France, has posted a 5-1 record in singles so far this season. Daniela Alvarez, a sophomore from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, is currently ranked 51st in the ITA singles poll. Alvarez is 4-1 in singles matches on the season.

The Tigers’ doubles team of Coin and Maria Brito (Mexico City, Mexico) is ranked sixth in the ITA doubles poll. The pair has posted a 4-1 record in doubles matches so far this season and improved from a ranking of 12th in the previous poll. Clemson’s duo of Alvarez and Alix Lacelarie is ranked 30th by the ITA in doubles. The team has not played together this season, as Lacelarie, a senior from Villeneuve-Les-Beziers, France, has been forced to sit out due to injury.