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Women’s Tennis Drops 5-4 Decision to South Carolina

March 4, 2000

COLUMBIA, SC – Behind a clutch performance from the freshman doubles pair of Kathy Boyanovich and Catherine Brown, the 17th-ranked South Carolina women’s tennis team beat #43 Clemson 5-4 Friday afternoon.

With the overall match pending the outcome of their No. 3 doubles match, Boyanovich and Brown, playing together for just the third time all season, dispatched the Clemson pair of Anna Savitskaya and Ana Stiglic 8-5. The win, which moved the duo to 2-1 on the season, also sent the Gamecocks to 9-3 on the season while dropping the Tigers to 6-2.

Singles play was split three matches apiece. Clemson’s Carmina Giraldo, ranked 15th nationally, defeated #14 Katarina Markovski 6-4, 6-1 at number one singles. Tiger freshman Laurence Jayet defeated #87 Tamara Sutton 6-3, 6-4 at flight four, and freshman Renata Brito beat Lynn-Yin Tan 6-3, 6-0 at flight five.

Carolina was paced by sophomore Jennifer Radman. Radman, ranked No. 73, beat Catherine Galvin 6-1,4-6,7-5. Also a winner for Carolina in singles play was junior Leigh Eichelberger (4-6,6-4,6-1 over Anna Savitskaya).

Boyanovich, in her first match against Clemson, stole the show with an easy 6-0,6-3 win over freshman Sunnie Harmon. The Lima, Peru, native is now 8-4 in her young career.

Knowing that the doubles points would decide the outcome, Carolina wasted no time in taking the No. 1 doubles point behind an 8-4 win by 44th-ranked Markovski and Radman over Brito and Jayet. After Clemson’s Galvin and Giraldo took the No. 2 match 8-5, Boyanovich and Brown won it for Carolina.