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Clemson Women’s Tennis To Open Fall Season Friday

Clemson Women’s Tennis To Open Fall Season Friday

Sept. 27, 2001

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s tennis team will open its fall season Friday at the 2001 Furman Fall Classic in Greenville, SC. Match play is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. Friday and the tournament will conclude on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

The Tigers will face opponents from several teams that finished the 2000-01 season ranked in the top 50, as this year’s tournament field includes Furman, Iowa, Middle Tennessee State, South Carolina, North Carolina, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin. Vanderbilt finished with a fourth-place ranking, while ACC-rival North Carolina finished last season ranked 17th. South Carolina had a final ranking of 21 and Iowa was 44th.

Clemson returns seven letter winners and four starters from last year’s squad. The Tigers signed two freshmen, Alix Lacelarie (Villeneuve-Les-Beziers, France) and Richele LeSaldo (Barbados, St. Thomas), and welcomed back sophomores Ashlea Bowen (Lawrenceville, GA) and Anna Dolinska (Warsaw, Poland). Juniors Sunnie Harmon (Greenwood, SC), Laurence Jayet (Le Cannet, France) and Ana Stiglic (Kensington, South Africa), and seniors Anna Savitskaya (St. Petersburg, Russia) and Milena Stanoycheva (Sofia, Bulgaria) round out the 2001-02 roster.