Feb. 15, 2003
AUBURN, Ala. –
The Florida State women’s tennis team took on the Furman Paladins Saturday at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. The Seminoles, entering the match ranked 56th in the country, improved their record to 5-1 with the 6-1 victory against the Paladins. With the win, the Tribe also remained undefeated against Furman. Florida State will return to action tomorrow, February 16th, when they take on 29th-ranked Auburn.
The Seminoles started the day in impression fashion as they swept the Paladins in doubles action to earn the first point of the match. Leading the way in No. 1 doubles was Anca Dumitrescu and Daniela Gheorghe, as they knocked off Natalie The and Caroline Bentley of Furman, 8-5. Florida State’s Mihaela Moldovan and Christina Denny defeated Mary Kovarik and Mary Neill Hagood at the No. 2 position by a score of 9-7. In No. 3 doubles, Brooke Cordell and Amber Tantee completed the sweep, as they beat Krista Thomson and Lauren Welch of Furman, 9-7.
Muldovan, playing at the No. 2 singles position, looked impressive for the Seminoles, as she defeated Mary Neill Hagood by scores of 6-0, 6-1. In No. 1 singles, Dumitrescu was victorious, beating May Kovarik, 6-1, 6-4. Florida State’s Gheorghe defeated Shannon Moore of Furman at the No. 4 position by scores of 6-4, 6-4. Cordell and Denny also earned victories against the Paladins in singles action.
The Seminoles return home Wednesday, February 19th, when they host the Florida Gators. The match is scheduled to be held at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center at 5:00 pm.
Final Box Score
#56 Florida State 6
#62 Furman 1
1. Anca Dumitrescu (FSU) def. Mary Kovarik (FU), 6-1, 6-4
2. Mihaela Muldovan (FSU) def. Mary Neill Hagood (FU), 6-0, 6-1
3. Christina Denny (FSU) def. Natalie The (FU), 6-3, 3-6 (6)
4. Daniela Gheorghe (FSU) def. Shannon Moore (FU), 6-4, 6-4
5. Brooke Cordell (FSU) def. Shellie Cochran (FU), 4-6, 6-4 (6)
6. Caroline Bentley (FU) def. Amberly Tantee (FSU), 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (9-7)
1. Dumitrescu/Gheorghe (FSU) def. The/Bentley (FU), 8-5
2. Muldovan/Denny (FSU) def. Kovarik/Hagood (FU), 9-7
3. Cordell/Tantee (FSU) def. Krista Thomson/Lauren Welch (FU), 9-7