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

March 13, 2000

CLEMSON, SC – The South Florida women’s tennis team, ranked 40th nationally, handed #42 Clemson a 5-4 loss on Monday at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center on Clemson’s campus. The Tigers recorded wins at the number one and two singles spots, plus at flights one and two doubles.

Tiger sophomore Carmina Giraldo, ranked 15th nationally, defeated senior Katherine Tessier 7-6, 6-2 at flight one, and Clemson senior Cath Galvin defeated sophomore Genevieve Houle 6-1, 6-2 at flight two singles. South Florida swept the remaining singles positions. Junior Tina Harrison beat freshman Renata Brito 6-3, 6-4 at flight three, while sophomore Natalie Schwartz defeated freshman Laurence Jayet 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 at number four singles. At flight five, sophomore Jackie Spicijaric defeated freshman Anna Savitskaya, and junior Ildiko Zubor beat freshman Sunnie Harmon 6-1, 6-1 at flight six.

In the doubles competition, Clemson’s Giraldo and Galvin defeated Tessier and Harrison 8-5 at flight one, while the Tiger duo of Brito and Jayet recorded a 8-3 win over Ashlee Callahan and Houle at flight two. South Florida’s Schwartz and Zubor defeated Savitskaya and freshman Ana Stiglic 8-5 at number three doubles.

Clemson (8-3) will open the ACC season this weekend when the Tigers play host to NC State Saturday at 11 a.m.