May 4, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State women’s tennis team learned
late Thursday afternoon that it would be travelling to Gainesville, Fla.
for the first and second round of the NCAA Tournament. The regional
includes FSU’s opponent Illinois, Bethune-Cookman and host Florida.
Florida State also found out on Thursday that sophomore Alida Gallovits had
been selected to compete in the singles NCAA tournament
Florida State was 16-8 on the season and 4-4 in the ACC. The Lady
Seminoles had a end of season ranking of No. 20 in the country and are led
by seniors Kia Asberg and Ali Weber. Asberg has won 19 of 24 dual matches
this season while Weber has dominated the No. 6 position with an 8-2
Gallovits is ranked 44th in the nation and has won 15 of 24 matches
at No. 1 singles. The singles portion of the NCAA tournament is made up of
64 entrants and will be played the week after the NCAA team tournament
The FSU men did not have as good a news as the women. The
49th-ranked Seminoles were the highest seeded team to be left out of the
2000 Tournament. Sophomore Xavier Luscan was also bypassed for the singles
draw. Luscan is the fourth alternative and will only gain entry into the
field of 64 if four players already in the field have to pull out.
The Florida State women will play the University of Illinois in the
first round of the NCAA tournament at the University of Florida on the
weekend of May 12-14.