Women's Tennis Falls To Clemson, 5-2

March 29, 2003

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland women's tennis team was defeated by Clemson Saturday, 6-1, at the Tennis Center at College Park. The Terrapins are now 8-6 on the season, 0-2 in conference play. With the win, Clemson's record went to 13-3, 3-0 in the ACC.

Maryland earned the doubles point, winning both matches that were played. The third match went to Clemson by default, because the Terps were playing their second consecutive match without freshman Andreea Fusea (Bucharest, Romania). Maryland coaches are not commenting on Fusea's status at this time.

At the No. 2 position, juniors Emily Marker (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Chloe Chavardes (St. Nomlabreteche, France) defeated Clemson's Ana Stiglic and Richele LeSaldo, 8-4. At No. 1, freshman Ramona But (Timisoara, Romania) and senior Marta Jedrzejak (Sieradz, Poland) fell behind early against Alix Lacelarie and Daniela Alvarez 5-2, but rallied from there to tie the match at 6-6. The duo went on to earn the victory and the doubles point for the Terrapins, 8-6.

In singles action, freshman Jennifer Dent (Safety Harbor, Fla.) won her match against Clemson's Laurence Jayet, 6-3, 6-4.

Maryland returns to the court Sunday, when they host Georgia Tech at the Tennis Center at College Park. That match is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

Clemson 5, Maryland 2

No. 1 But/Jedrzejak (MD) def. Lacelarie/Alvarez (CLEM), 8-6
No. 2 Marker/Chavardes (MD) def. Stiglic/LeSaldo (CLEM), 8-4
No. 3 Clemson wins by default

No. 1 Julie Coin (CLEM) def. Ramona But (MD), 6-2, 6-3
No. 2 Alix Lacelarie (CLEM) def. Emily Marker (MD), 6-4, 6-4
No. 3 Daniela Alvarez (CLEM) def. Marta Jedrzejak (MD), 6-4, 6-7 (9-7), 10-5
No. 4 Jennifer Dent (MD) def. Laurence Jayet (CLEM), 6-3, 6-4
No. 5 Ioana Paun (CLEM) def. Chloe Chavardes (MD), 6-3, 6-4
No. 6 Clemson wins by default