March 23, 2003
TALLAHASSE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s tennis team hosted the NC State Wolfpack Sunday, March 23rd, at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center on the campus of Florida State University. The Seminoles defeated their ACC foe by a score of 6-1. With the win, the Tribe improves to 12-5 on the season and 2-1 in the ACC.
The Seminoles earned the first point of the day, as they were victorious in two of three doubles matches. Mihaela Moldovan and Beth Lawrence, playing at the No. 2 position, knocked of NC State’s Carmen Torres and Danielle Stadelmann by a score of 8-0. In No. 1 doubles, Florida State’s Amber Tantee and Daniela Gheorghe defeated Kristin Lam and Loni Worsley, 8-6. The Wolfpack earned their only doubles point at the No. 3 position, as Brooke Cordell and Christina Denny fell in tiebreak to Jennifer Jassawalla and Myrna Bawono, 9-8 (5).
The Seminoles carried the momentum they gained in doubles action into singles play, as they won five of six matches. Florida State’s Cordell knocked off Carmen Torres in No. 6 singles by scores of 6-1, 6-0. In No. 3 singles, Anca Dumitrescu defeated Worsley of NC State, 6-1, 6-2. Gheorghe clinched the match for Florida State, as she overpowered NC State’s Bawono, 6-0, 6-1. Moldovan, playing at the No. 1 position added to the Seminole lead, defeating Lam by scores of 6-4, 6-3. Denny was successful in No. 2 singles, as she defeated Stadelmann, 6-0, 6-3. The only Florida State loss came at the No. 5 position, where Alina Mihailescu fell in a battle to NC State’s Jassawalla, 6-4, 5-7, 10-8.
The Seminoles will return to action Tuesday, March 25th, when they host the Maryland Terrapins. The match is scheduled to begin at 5:00 pm.
Final Box Score
Florida State 6
NC State 1
No. 1 Amber Tantee/Gheorghe (FSU) d. Lam/Worsley (NCSU) 8-6
No. 2 Moldovan/Beth Lawrence (FSU) d. Torres/Stadelman (NCSU) 8-0
No. 3 Jassawalla/Bawono (NCSU) d. Cordell/Denny (FSU) 9-8 (5)
No. 1 Mihaela Moldovan (FSU) d. Kristin Lam (NCSU) 6-4, 6-3
No. 2 Christina Denny (FSU) d. Danielle Stadelman (NCSU) 6-0, 6-3
No. 3 Anca Dumitrescu (FSU) d. Loni Worsley (NCSU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 Daniela Gheorghe (FSU) d. Myrna Bawono (NCSU) 6-0, 6-1
No. 5 Jennifer Jassawalla (NCSU) d. Alina Mihailescu (FSU) 6-4, 5-7, 10-8
No. 6 Brooke Cordell (FSU) d. Carmen Torres (NCSU) 6-1, 6-0