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Clemson Women’s Tennis Team Sweeps NC State On Saturday To Open Conference Play

Clemson Women’s Tennis Team Sweeps NC State On Saturday To Open Conference Play

March 6, 2004

CLEMSON, S.C. – The 12th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team defeated #75 NC State on Saturday afternoon in Clemson by a score of 7-0. With the win, the Tigers improve to 7-2 overall and 1-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while the Wolfpack fall to 4-3 (0-1 ACC).

The Tigers won all three doubles matches to win the team doubles point. Clemson’s 30th-ranked team of Daniela Alvarez and Alix Lacelarie defeated the Wolfpacks’ Nandita Chandrasekar and Barbara Orlay by a score of 8-4 at flight one doubles. At the number two position, the Tigers’ sixth-ranked team of Maria Brito and Julie Coin won an 8-1 decision over NC State’s Vania Apodaca and Kristin Lam. Richele LeSaldo and Karen Rombouts of Clemson were victorious over Agustina Arechavaleta and Jennifer Jassawalla by a score of 8-5 at flight three.

In singles play, the Tigers’ Coin, ranked eighth by the ITA, defeated Orlay by a score of 6-4, 6-2 at flight one. Alvarez (#51) won a 6-2, 6-2 decision over Lam at flight two, while Rombouts was victorious over Chandrasekar (7-6(4), 6-4) at flight three. At number four singles, Brito defeated Jassawalla by a score of 7-5, 6-2. Clemson’s Ioana Paun won a 6-2, 6-3 decision over Apodaca at number five singles, while the Tigers’ Silvia Gutierrez handed the Wolfpacks’ Danielle Stadelmann a 6-2, 7-6(7) loss at flight six to complete the Clemson sweep.

Clemson will play host to 29th-ranked Wake Forest on Sunday. The match between the Tigers and Demon Deacons will begin at 12:00 p.m. at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center on Clemson’s campus.

#12 Clemson 7, #75 NC State 0Singles 1. #8 Julie Coin (CU) def. Barbara Orlay (NCS) 6-4, 6-2 2. #51 Daniela Alvarez (CU) def. Kristin Lam (NCS) 6-2, 6-2 3. Karen Rombouts (CU) def. Nandita Chandrasekar (NCS) 7-6(4), 6-4 4. Maria Brito (CU) def. Jennifer Jassawalla (NCS) 7-5, 6-2 5. Ioana Paun (CU) def. Vania Apodaca (NCS) 6-2, 6-3 6. Silvia Gutierrez (CU) def. Danielle Stadelmann (NCS) 6-2, 7-6(7)

Doubles 1. #30 Alvarez/Alix Lacelarie (CU) def. Chandrasekar/Orlay (NCS) 8-4 2. #6 Brito/Coin (CU) def. Apodaca/Lam (NCS) 8-1 3. Richele LeSaldo/Rombouts (CU) def. Arechavaleta/Jassawalla (NCS) 8-5