March 28, 2004
CLEMSON, S.C. – The 20th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team won a 6-1 decision over #62 Virginia on Sunday afternoon at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. The Tigers improve to 15-3 overall and 4-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference with the win, while the Cavaliers fall to 9-8 (0-3 ACC).
Clemson won all three doubles matches to take the team doubles point. The Tigers’ Daniela Alvarez and Maria Brito teamed up at flight one doubles to defeat Virginia’s Mariko Fritz-Krockow and Kristen James by a score of 8-1. At number two doubles, the Tigers’ Julie Coin and Alix Lacelarie won an 8-0 decision over the Cavaliers’ Lauren Bruch and Shannon Stough. Clemson’s team of Richele LeSaldo and Karen Rombouts defeated their Virginia opponents, Dora Bechliwanis and Caroline Hammond by a score of 8-6 at flight three.
In singles action, ninth-ranked Coin won a 6-1, 6-4 decision over Fritz-Krockow at the number one flight. At the second singles position, 63rd-ranked Alvarez defeated Kristen James by a score of 6-3, 6-3. The Tigers’ Brito was victorious over Dora Bechliwanis at flight three by a score of 6-1, 6-2, while Rombouts won a 6-0, 6-0 decision over Bruch at four singles. Lacelarie of Clemson defeated the Cavaliers’ Marta Bechliwanis 6-3, 6-3 at number five singles. LeSaldo dropped a three-set decision to Stough (2-6, 6-3, 1-0(10-5)) at flight six.
Clemson will travel to Atlanta on Thursday, April 1 to take on Georgia Tech. The match between the Tigers and the Yellow Jackets is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. and will be held at the Bill Moore Tennis Center on Georgia Tech’s campus.
#20 Clemson 6, #62 Virginia 1
Singles 1. #9 Julie Coin (CU) def. Mariko Fritz-Krockow (UVA) 6-1, 6-4 2. #63 Daniela Alvarez (CU) def. Kristen James (UVA) 6-3, 6-3 3. Maria Brito (CU) def. Dora Bechliwanis (UVA) 6-1, 6-2 4. Karen Rombouts (CU) def. Lauren Bruch (UVA) 6-0, 6-0 5. Alix Lacelarie (CU) def. Marta Bechliwanis (UVA) 6-3, 6-3 6. Shannon Stough (UVA) def. Richele LeSaldo (CU) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0(10-5)
Doubles 1. Alvarez/Brito (CU) def. Fritz-Krockow/K. James (UVA) 8-1 2. Coin/Lacelarie (CU) def. Bruch/Stough (UVA) 8-0 3. LeSaldo/Rombouts (CU) def. Caroline Hammond/D. Bechliwanis (UVA) 8-6
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