April 4, 2006
CLEMSON, SC – Former Clemson three-time All-American Julie Coin will be competing in the 2006 Family Circle Cup in Charleston, SC this weekend. The nine-day event held at the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island will begin with the qualifying round on Saturday, Apr. 8 and continue through the finals on Sunday, Apr. 16. Notables expected to compete at the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour event include Serena and Venus Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova and 2005 champion Justin Henin-Hardenne.
Coin is currently listed at #284 in the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Singles Rankings after joining the tour in June of 2005. She has posted an 18-6 record in six tournaments during 2006 while reaching the finals of two events. Coin won four matches at the Oberhaching tournament in Germany in January and at a tournament in her hometown of Amiens, France in March before falling on the final day of competition in both events. She has also advanced to the semifinals of two other tournaments this year.
Coin, who joined the tour after graduation from Clemson last summer, compiled a 22-9 singles record with two tournament titles in 2005. She claimed the Les Contamines Tournament title in France in July and then won a tournament in London in August.
While at Clemson, Coin earned All-America honors in singles in 2004 and in singles and doubles in 2005. She was ranked second in the nation in the final 2005 ITA singles poll and reached the quarterfinals of the 2005 NCAA Singles Championship. Coin’s career singles record of 101-20 ranked her in a tie for sixth place in school history for singles victories and her .835 winning percentage is listed fourth all-time. She became the first player in Clemson history to reach the semifinals of the NCAA team championship and the NCAA singles tournament in the same year when she did so in 2004.
Coin, a three-time All-ACC honoree, also won 19 consecutive matches during the 2005 season, the second longest streak by a Tiger women’s tennis player in history, en route to a 38-5 singles record.
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