March 4, 2006
CAMBRIDGE, MA – The 22nd-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team fell to #14 Harvard on Saturday afternoon in Cambridge, MA, 4-3. The Tigers (4-4) lost the doubles point for just the second time this season but claimed three singles victories to come within one point of the Crimson.
Carol Salge and Federica van Adrichem lost for the first time this season in doubles play, falling by a score of 8-3 to Harvard’s third-ranked team of Melissa Anderson and Elsa O’Riain at the top position. At the flight two position, Tigers Daniela Alvarez and Alexandra Luc posted an 8-3 victory over Eva Wang and Stephanie Schnitter, while the Crimson’s Laura Peterzen and Preethi Mukundan defeated Maria Brito and Marie Scriba in the flight three match-up, 8-3, to claim the doubles point for Harvard.
Alvarez, Salge and Luc each won her respective singles contest for Clemson’s three total points. Alvarez defeated Wang at the flight one position, 6-1, 7-5, while Salge won a 6-4, 6-4 decision against Peterzen in the flight three match-up. Then at the flight five position, Luc won a tough, three-set match, 6-3, 7-6(7-4), 6-3.
The Crimson’s 66th-ranked O’Riain upset #42 van Adrichem at flight two by a score of 6-3, 1-6, 6-3. Brito fell at flight four, 5-7, 6-0, 6-2, while Scriba was defeated, 6-1, 6-0, in the flight six contest.
The Tigers will be back in action on Sunday when they will face the Brown Bears in Providence, RI. The teams are scheduled to take the court at 11:00 AM.
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