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Clemson Women’s Tennis Team Upsets #14 South Alabama, 6-1

Clemson Women’s Tennis Team Upsets #14 South Alabama, 6-1

March 2, 2003

CLEMSON, SC – The 22nd-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team upset #14 South Alabama by a score of 6-1 late Saturday evening in Clemson. The Tigers avenged an early-season loss to the Jaguars, who defeated Clemson by a score of 4-3 on Feb. 2 in Mobile, AL. With the win, Clemson improves to 8-2, while South Alabama falls to 8-2.

In doubles action, the Tigers’ 27th-ranked duo of Julie Coin and Laurence Jayet defeated South Alabama’s Katarina Palenikova and Viktoria Stoklasova by a score of 8-3 at flight one. Clemson’s Daniela Alvarez and Alix Lacelarie won an 8-2 decision over Andrea Kurekova and Dominika Nemcovicova at number two doubles. At flight three, Anna Dolinska and Ana Stiglic of Clemson fell to Marlieke Jager and Klara Jarova, 8-5.

In singles play, #28 Coin won a 6-0, 6-3 decision over 34th-ranked Stoklasova at flight one. The Tigers’ Lacelarie defeated Kurekova by a score of 6-0, 6-1 at number two singles, while Alvarez won a 7-5, 6-4 decision over Nemcovicova at flight three. At four singles, Clemson’s Stiglic fell in three sets, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6(4), to Jager. Jayet was victorious over Palenikova, 7-5, 7-5, at five singles, while the Tigers’ Ioana Paun won a 7-5, 6-4 decision over Jarova at flight six.

The Tigers will travel to Raleigh, NC on Friday, Mar. 7 to take on N.C. State in their first conference match of the season. The match is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m.

#22 Clemson 6, #14 South Alabama 1 Singles 1. #28 Julie Coin (CU) def. #34 Viktoria Stoklasova (USA) 6-0, 6-3 2. Alix Lacelarie (CU) def. Andrea Kurekova (USA) 6-0, 6-1 3. Daniela Alvarez (CU) def. Dominika Nemcovicova (USA) 7-5, 6-4 4. Marlieke Jager (USA) def. Ana Stiglic (CU) 6-4, 1-6, 7-6(4) 5. Laurence Jayet (CU) def. Katarina Palenikova (USA) 7-5, 7-5 6. Ioana Paun (CU) def. Klara Jarova (USA) 7-5, 6-4

Doubles 1. #27 Coin/Jayet (CU) def. Palenikova/Stoklasova (USA) 8-3 2. Alvarez/Lacelarie (CU) def. Kurekova/Nemcovicova (USA) 8-2 3. Jager/Jarova (USA) def. Anna Dolinska/Stiglic (CU) 8-5