Feb. 19, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s tennis team hosted the Florida Gators at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center Wednesday, February 19th. The Seminoles fell their in-state rival by a score of 7-0. The Tribe falls to 6-2 on the season after the loss to the Gators.
The Seminoles fought in doubles action, but were defeated in all three doubles matches. At the No. 1 position, Anca Dumitrescu and Daniela Gheorghe were defeated by Lindsay Dawaf and Julie Rotondi of Florida by a score of 8-3. Florida State’s Mihaela Moldovan and Christina Denny, playing at the No. 2 position, fell to Alexis Gordon and Julia Scaringe, 8-3. Amber Tantee and Brooke Cordell were defeated by Jennifer Magley and Zerene Reyes in No. 3 doubles by a score of 8-1.
The Gators rode the momentum of earning the first point of the day and clinched wins in all six singles matches. At the No. 1 position, Dumitrescu fell to Dawaf of Florida, 6-2, 6-3. Moldovan, playing at the No. 2 position, was defeated by Florida’s Julia Scaringe by scores of 6-3, 6-3. In No. 3 singles, Denny was forced to retire after becoming injured in a third-set tie-break. Prior to her injury, Denny and Rotondi of Florida split the first two sets, 6-4, 4-6. Rotondi led in the tie-break by a score of 5-3. At the No. 4 position, Florida State’s Gheorghe fell to Gordon, 0-6, 3-6. Cordell, playing at the No. 5 position, was defeated by Zerene Reyes, 0-6, 3-6. In No. 6 singles, Tantee fell to Magley of Florida by scores of 4-6, 3-6.
The Seminoles will return to action Sunday, February 23rd, when they host the University of Alabama at noon. The match will be held at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.
Final Box Score:
Florida State 0
No. 1 Lindsay Dawaf (UF) d. Anca Dumitrescu (FSU) 2-6, 3-6
No. 2 Julia Scaringe (UF) d. Mihaela Moldovan (FSU) 3-6, 3-6
No. 3 Julie Rotondi (UF) d. Christina Denny (FSU) 6-4, 4-6, 3-5 (retired)
No. 4 Alexis Gordon (UF) d. Daniela Gheorghe (FSU) 0-6, 3-6
No. 5 Zerene Reyes (UF) d. Brooke Cordell (FSU) 0-6, 3-6
No. 6 Jennifer Magley (UF) d. Amberly Tantee (FSU) 4-6, 3-6
No. 1 Dawaf/Rotondi (UF) d. Dumitrescu/Gheorghe (FSU) 3-8
No. 2 Gordon/ Scaringe (UF) d. Moldovan/Denny (FSU) 3-8
No. 3 Magley/Reyes (UF) d. Tantee/Cordell (FSU) 1-8