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May 16, 2004

Clemson, S.C. – The University of South Carolina women’s tennis team fell 4-1 to No. 5 seed Clemson on Sunday at the Clemson Regional. The Gamecocks finished the season with a 14-10 mark overall and will return all six single starters for the 2005 season.

Clemson took a 1-0 lead by taking the first two completed double matches on the courts. Richele LeSaldo and Karen Rombouts defeated Miranda Gutierrez and Ayako Suzuki 8-2 at the number three doubles match. Julie Coin and Alix Lacelarie defeated Christyn Lucas and Magda Wojdylo 8-4 to clinch the point and to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead heading into singles.

In singles, Clemson would take wins at number four and number six singles to go up 3-0 before Laura Ganzer would win 6-4,6-1 over Alix Lacelarie at number three. Julie Coin would clinch the match for Clemson with a 6-2,6-2 win over Danielle Wiggins at the top singles spot.

The Gamecocks will return nine of their 10 players from the 2004 season and all six of their starters in singles.

1. Laura Ganzer/Danielle Wiggins (SC) vs. Daniela Alvarez/Maria Brito (CU) DNF
2. Julie Coin/Alix Lacelarie (CU) d. Christyn Lucas/Magda Wojdylo 8-4
3. Richele LeSaldo/Karen Rombouts (CU) d. Miranda Gutierrez/Ayako Suzuki 8-2
Order of Finish: 3,2

Singles: 1. Julie Coin (CU) d. Danielle Wiggins (SC) 6-2,6-2
2. Christyn Lucas (SC) vs. Daniela Alvarez (CU) DNF
3. Laura Ganzer (SC) d. Alix Lacelarie (CU) 6-4,6-1
4. Maria Brito (CU) d. Miranda Gutierrez (SC) 6-3,6-2
5. Fallon Koon (SC) vs. Ioana Paun (CU) DNF
6. Karen Rombouts (CU) d. Justine Walsh (SC) 6-3,6-3
Order of Finish: 4,6,3,1