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Former Tiger Julie Coin Wins the National Bank Challenger Saguenay

Former Tiger Julie Coin Wins the National Bank Challenger Saguenay

CLEMSON, S.C. – Former Clemson women’s tennis player Julie Coin knocked off the top two seeds to win the National Bank Challenger Saguenay $50,000 singles tournament in Canada.  Coin took down the top seed in the opening round and won four of her five matches in straight sets.

With the win, Coin jumped 79 spots to number-253 in the world. The win was the ninth singles win of Coin’s career and the first of 2014. She also gained 80 ranking points and made $7,600. 

In the first round of the tournament Coin, a native of France, upset the overall number-one seed Taylor Townsend (USA) 6-4, 6-2. Townsend is ranked 108th in singles rankings. Coin then defeated Sonja Molnar of Canada 6-2, 6-2. In the quarterfinal round Coin matched up against Pia Konig (AUT) and again won in straight sets, defeating Konig 6-4, 6-2. In the semifinals Coin faced another seeded opponent, Stephanie Vogt (LIE). Coin defeated the eighth-ranked Vogt 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(6).  In the finals, Coin defeated second-seeded Jovana Jaksic (SRB) 7-5, 6-3 to clinch the victory.

Coin’s Accomplishment’s at Clemson

· 2004 ACC Player of the Year

· Three-time ITA All-American (2x singles, 1x doubles)

· Three-time All-ACC

· Won two individual ACC Championships (1 singles, 1 doubles)

· Highest final Singles Ranking: #2

· Highest final Doubles Ranking: #10

· Led team to 2004 ACC Championship

· Led team to NCAA Final Four as a junior (2004) and senior (2005)

· Advanced to singles Final Four in 2004 and Elite Eight in 2005

· One of seven players in school history with 100+ singles wins (101-20)

· Also finished with 90 doubles wins

· Member of the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame