May 23, 2005
ATHENS, GA – Clemson women’s tennis team standout Julie Coin won her first round match at the NCAA Women’s Tennis Individual Tournament on Monday afternoon at the Henry Feild Courts at Dan Magill Stadium on the campus of the University of Georgia. The senior from Amiens, France, picked up her 99th career win in her 6-4, 6-2 victory over Taka Bertrand of Vanderbilt. It was second-seeded Coin’s fifth consecutive victory, and her 27th overall in dual match play. Her only losses during the regular season were to top-ranked Megan Bradley of Miami (FL). Most recently, she has defeated fourth-ranked Audra Cohen of Northwestern, #41 Aniela Mojzis of North Carolina and seventh-ranked Amber Liu of Stanford. Notably, Liu is the reigning NCAA Individual Champion, and Cohen handed Coin one of her two losses during the fall season. On Tuesday, Coin will face Arizona’s Dianne Hollands in the round of 32.
Tiger freshman Romy Farah also competed in singles play on Monday afternoon, falling in a hard-fought three-set match to Lindsey Nelson of Southern California. Farah, a native of Cali, Columbia, won the first set by a score of 6-4 before the 16th-ranked Nelson rallied to win the final two sets by scores of 6-4 and 6-2. Farah ends her freshman campaign as an All-ACC honoree and with a 26-13 overall mark. In dual match play, she was 19-11 and is currently ranked #59 in the most recent ITA poll.
On Tuesday, Coin and Alix Lacelarie will begin play in the doubles tournament. The Tigers’ top duo will face 27th-ranked Arizona State’s Lauren Colalillo and Kady Pooler. Coin and Lacelarie enter this year’s tournament with a 13-3 overall record and a 10-2 mark in dual match action. They are ranked 12th in the most recent ITA poll and have pulled off five upset wins over top-15 ranked teams during their 2005 campaign.
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