Feb. 2, 2003
BATON ROUGE, La. –
Florida State’s women’s tennis team earned its fifth win of the season against the Tigers of LSU Sunday, February 2nd. The Seminoles and Tigers split the six singles matches, but the Tribe clinched the victory after winning two of three doubles matches. Florida State defeated LSU, 4-3.
The Seminoles got off to a quick start as they took two of three matches to earn the first point of the day. At the No. 1 position, Anca Dumitrescu and Daniela Gheorghe defeated Rocio Fantilli and Lauren Seaman of LSU by a score of 8-2. Florida State’s Christina Denny and Mihaela Moldovan, playing No. 2 doubles, fell to Jessica Ferguson and Amanda Mang, 9-7. In No. 3 doubles, Brooke Cordell and Amberly Tantee defeated Camila Caliari and Daysi Espinal of LSU, 8-6.
After earning the first point of the day in doubles, the Seminoles gained momentum entering singles action. Florida State won the first three matches of singles play. Denny, playing at the No. 3 position, overpowered Mang by scores of 6-0, 6-0. In No. 2 singles, Florida State’s Moldovan knocked off Ferguson, 6-1, 6-2. Dumitrescu clinched the match, as she defeated Fantilli at the No. 1 position by scores of 6-0, 6-2. The Tigers took wins in No. 4, 5 and 6 singles. Gheorghe fell at the hands of LSU’s Marina Chiarelli, 7-5, 4-6, 10-7. In No. 5 singles, Espinal defeated Florida State’s Cordell by scores of 6-1, 6-1. At the No. 6 position, Alina Mihailescu fell to Caliari of LSU, 4-6, 6-3, 10-2.
The Seminoles will return to action next weekend, February 6-9, as Florida State travels to Wisconsin to compete in the Team Indoors.
Florida State 4
No. 1: Anca Dumitrescu (FSU) d. Rocio Fantilli (LSU) 6-0, 6-2
No. 2: Mihaela Moldovan (FSU) d. Jessica Ferguson (LSU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 3: Christina Denny (FSU) d. Amanda Mang (LSU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 4: Marina Chiarelli (LSU) d. Daniela Gheorghe (FSU) 7-5, 4-6, 10-7
No. 5: Daysi Espinal (LSU) d. Brooke Cordell (FSU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 6: Camila Caliari (LSU) d. Alina Mihailescu (FSU) 4-6, 6-3, 10-2
No. 1: Dumitrescu/ Gheorghe (FSU) d. Fantilli/Lauren Seaman (LSU) 8-2
No. 2: Ferguson/Mang (LSU) d. Denny/Moldovan (FSU) 9-7
No. 3: Cordell/Amberly Tantee (FSU) d. Caliari/Espinal (LSU) 8-6