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Tiger Women’s Tennis Team Falls To Sixth-Ranked Vanderbilt Friday

Tiger Women’s Tennis Team Falls To Sixth-Ranked Vanderbilt Friday

Feb. 20, 2004

NASHVILLE, TN – The 13th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team fell to #6 Vanderbilt on Friday afternoon in Nashville by a score of 6-1. With the loss, the Tigers fall to 4-1 on the season, while the Commodores improve to 8-1.

In doubles play, Clemson’s team of Daniela Alvarez and Maria Brito won an 8-5 decision over 28th-ranked Audra Falk and Annie Menees at flight two. The Tigers’ team of Richele LeSaldo and Karen Rombouts, currently ranked in a tie for 49th by the ITA, fell to Vanderbilt’s second-ranked team of Kelly Schmandt and Aleke Tsoubanos, 8-0, at number one doubles. At flight three, Clemson’s Julie Coin and Silvia Gutierrez dropped an 8-6 decision to Amanda Fish and Ashley Schellhas.

The Tigers’ Coin, ranked ninth by the ITA in singles, defeated #39 Falk by a score of 6-1, 6-4 at flight one. Alvarez (#40) lost a 6-1, 6-2 decision to #94 Schmandt at two singles, while Brito (#78) dropped a three-set decision (6-3, 6-7(0), 1-0(10-7)) to Tsoubanos at the number three position. At flight four, Rombouts fell to #66 Fish (6-4, 6-3), while LeSaldo lost a 7-6(1), 6-3 decision to #77 Schellhas at flight five. Clemson’s Gutierrez fell to Menees by a score of 6-3, 6-1 at number six singles.

Clemson will face Iowa (5-0) in Nashville on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. The match between the Tigers and the Hawkeyes will be held at the Brownlee O. Currey Junior Tennis Complex on Vanderbilt’s campus.

#6 Vanderbilt 6, #13 Clemson 1


1. #9 Julie Coin (CU) def. #39 Audra Falk (VU) 6-1, 6-4

2. #94 Kelly Schmandt (VU) def. #40 Daniela Alvarez (CU) 6-1, 6-2

3. Aleke Tsoubanos (VU) def. #78 Maria Brito (CU) 6-3, 6-7(0), 1-0(10-7)

4. #66 Amanda Fish (VU) def. Karen Rombouts (CU) 6-4, 6-3

5. #77 Ashley Schellhas (VU) def. Richele LeSaldo (CU) 7-6(1), 6-3

6. Annie Menees (VU) def. Silvia Gutierrez (CU) 6-3, 6-1


1. #2 Schmandt/Tsoubanos (VU) def. T-#49 LeSaldo/Rombouts (CU) 8-0

2. Alvarez/Brito (CU) def. #28 Falk/Menees (VU) 8-5

3. Fish/Schellhas (VU) def. Coin/Gutierrez (CU) 8-6