April 4, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s tennis team will travel to Atlanta, Ga. and Clemson, S.C. to face ACC foes Georgia Tech and Clemson over the weekend of April 4-6. The Seminoles will face the Yellow Jackets Saturday, April 5th at 11:00am and then the Tigers Sunday, April 6th at noon. Florida State enters weekend action ranked 48th in the country, while Georgia Tech and Clemson are ranked 20th and 23rd respectively.
Florida State is 13-7 overall and 3-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Seminole squad is led by nationally ranked Anca Dumitrescu and Mihaela Moldovan. Junior Dumitrescu is ranked 55th in the nation with a 17-6 record. Moldovan, with a record of 15-5, ranks 83rd in the latest ITA rankings.
The match against Georgia Tech will be the 18th meeting between the Seminoles and the Yellow Jackets, Florida State leads the all-time series, 15-2. The Tribe has not lost to the Yellow Jackets since 1998. Florida State defeated Georgia Teach 6-1 in the only meeting between the two schools last season.
Currently, the Yellow Jackets are 12-2 overall and undefeated in the ACC at 4-0. Georgia Tech is led by senior Jamie Wong, ranked 70th in the nation, and Kelly Anderson, ranked 118th nationally. The Yellow Jackets also boast three nationally ranked doubles teams. Wong and Anderson are ranked 34th, Catherine Gunn and Maria Nieto are positioned at 46th and Jamie Wong and Mysti Morris are situated at 57th.
Clemson enters the match this weekend with a 14-3 overall record and are 4-0 in the conference. The Tigers lead the all-time series against the Seminoles, 10-8. Last season, Florida State fell to the Tigers 4-3. The Tribe last defeated Clemson in 2001, when Florida State won 5-2.
Clemson is led by Sophomore Julie Coin, who is ranked 21st in the nation. The Tigers also have a pair of nationally ranked doubles teams. Coin and Laurence Jayet are ranked 31st in the country, Alix Lacelarie and Daniela Alvarez are ranked 59th.
These are the final two regular-season matches for the Seminoles before they travel to Raliegh-Durham, N.C. to compete at ACC Tournament, April 17-20.