Jan. 19, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s tennis team defeated Stetson on Sunday, January 19th, for its second sweep to start the 2003 season. The Seminoles were led by sophomore Natalie Tirapelli. With the victory against the Hatters, Florida State improves to 2-0 on the season.
The Seminoles were impressive in doubles action as they swept the Hatters. In No. 3 doubles, juniors Christina Denny and Brooke Cordell led the way for Florida State, as they overpowered Caroline Worle and Amanda Smeak of Stetson, 8-0. Tirapelli and Amber Tantee, playing at the No. 2 position for the Seminoles, looked strong, defeating Marina Levin and Jackie Bohannon by a score of 8-1. Florida State’s Anca Dumitrescu and Daniela Gheorghe defeated Milica Milovanovic and Beth Hayden in No. 1 doubles, 8-2.
After earning the first point of the day by sweeping the doubles matches, the Seminoles rode the momentum thru singles play. Tirapelli dominated at the No. 6 position in singles action, as she defeated Johanna Serrao of Stetson by scores of 6-0, 6-0. At the No. 2 position, Gheorghe defeated Bohannon of Stetson, 6-1, 6-2. Florida State’s Dumitrescu, playing at the No. 1 position, was victorious, as she beat Milovanovic by scores of 6-1, 6-3. In No. 4 singles, sophomore Amber Tantee of Florida State defeated Worle, 6-2, 6-4. At the No. 3 position, Brooke Cordell beat Beth Hayden of Stetson by scores of 6-4, 6-4. After struggling in the first game of her match, Alina Mihailescu came from behind to defeat Levin of Stetson, 1-6, 6-0, 6-3.
The Seminoles will return to action next weekend, January 25-26, when they host Georgia Southern and UCF at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. The Georgia Southern match is set to begin at noon on the 25th, while the UCF match will start at 11 am on the 26th.
Florida State: 7
No. 1 Anca Dumitrescu (FSU) d. Milica Milovanovic (SU) 6-1, 6-3
No. 2 Daniela Gheorghe (FSU) d. Jackie Bohannon (SU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 3 Brooke Cordell (FSU) d. Beth Hayden (SU) 6-4, 6-4
No. 4 Amberly Tantee (FSU) d. Caroline Worle (SU) 6-2, 6-4
No. 5 Alina Mihailescu (FSU) d. Marina Levin (SU) 1-6, 6-0, 6-3
No. 6 Natalie Tirapelli (FSU) d. Johanna Serrao (SU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 1 Dumitrescu/Gheorghe (FSU) d. Milovanovic/Hayden (SU) 8-2
No. 2 Tantee/Tirapelli (FSU) d. Levin/Bohannon (SU) 8-1
No. 3 Christina Denny/Cordell (FSU) d. Worle/Amanda Smeak (SU) 8-0