Two Clemson Tennis Players Earn Invitation To NCAA Singles Tournament

Two Clemson Tennis Players Earn Invitation To NCAA Singles Tournament

May 6, 2005

CLEMSON, SC – Clemson women’s tennis players Julie Coin and Romy Farah earned invitations to the NCAA Singles Tournament while Coin and Alix Lacelarie received an at-large bid for the NCAA Doubles Tournament to be played on May 23-28. This will be Coin’s second consecutive trip to the NCAA Singles Tournament as she advanced to the semifinals of the 2004 Championships, earning All-America honors. Coin and Lacelarie were named to the 2004 NCAA Tournament team at the flight two doubles position.

Sixty-four singles players receive bids for the NCAA Singles Tournament with 16 national seeds named. The top eight seeds are listed in order, but seeds nine through 16 are seeded alphabetically. Coin is the second overall seed in the tournament after posting a 31-4 mark this season, including a 22-2 dual match record. The Amiens, France native compiled a 19-match winning streak earlier this season, the second longest in school history and longest to occur in a single season.

Farah received an at-large bid from the South Region. She boasts a 24-11 overall record for the 2004-05 season and a 17-9 mark in dual action. The freshman from Cali, Columbia is currently ranked #59 in the ITA singles poll.

Coin and Lacelarie, ranked #12 in the ITA doubles poll, earned an invitation to the NCAA Doubles Tournament as an at-large bid after compiling a 10-2 overall record as a team and a 7-1 mark during the dual season. The tandem has posted upsets over the sixth-ranked doubles team of Kendall Cline and Aniela Mojzis from North Carolina and Florida State’s #11 duo of Mihaela Moldovan and Lindsay Deason. Coin and Lacelarie also upset the Kentucky team of Kim Coventry and Joelle Schwenk when the Wildcat team was listed at #11.