March 8, 2005
Tallahassee, Fla. – With the way the No. 33 Florida State women’s tennis team (5-3) is winning, they should stay on the road more often. The Seminoles picked up its third consecutive victory, by a score of 4-3, handing No. 25 San Diego State its first loss in its brand new facility.
The Seminoles swept the doubles point for only the second time this season as they took all three matches by a score of 8-6. The twelfth-ranked doubles tandem of senior Mihaela Moldovan (Bucharest, Romania/Emil Racovita) and junior Lindsay Deason (Ft. Myers, Fla./Boca Raton Prep) won their team-leading sixth doubles match in eight games, to help the Seminoles secure the first point of the afternoon.
In singles, wins at the number one, three and four positions gave FSU enough points to beat the Aztecs. Moldovan took two quick sets in the number one slot, besting Aleysa Vidov, 6-1, 6-0. Junior captain Miranda Foley (Cambridge, England/Houston) took a 6-4, 6-4 decision from Eliska Krausova at the number four position.
Deason’s match in the three slot was key in the Tribe’s victory. The junior transfer won the opening set easily, by a score of 6-0 but wavered slightly to give up the middle contest 6-7. She fought Andrea Hermansen to the end, edging her Aztec opponent, 7-6(8-6) in the third set tiebreaker.
Florida State returns home for one day before heading to south Florida for contests against No. 9 Miami and FIU.
No. 33 Florida State 4, No. 25 San Diego State 3
No. 1 #12 Moldovan-Deason (FSU) def. Erichsen-Krausova (SDSU), 8-6
No. 2 Clarke-Tantee (FSU) def. Hauerlandova-Vidov (SDSU), 8-6
No. 3 Foley-Marobela (FSU) def. Nielsen-Spaeth (SDSU), 8-6
No. 1 #18 Mihaela Moldovan (FSU) def. Alesya Vidov (SDSU), 6-1, 6-0
No. 2 Dita Hauerlandova (SDSU) def. Roxanne Clarke (FSU), 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 Lindsay Deason (FSU) def. Andrea Hermansen (SDSU), 6-0, 6-7, 7-6(8-6)*
No. 4 Miranda Foley (FSU) def. Eliska Krausova (SDSU), 6-4, 6-4
No. 5 Indra Erichsen (SDSU) def. Tapiwa Marobela (FSU), 6-4, 7-6
No. 6 Nina Spaeth (SDSU) def. Amberly Tantee (FSU), 6-3, 6-3
Order of finish: 1, 2, 4, 6, 5, 3