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Florida State Women’s Tennis Starts ACC Season With Sweep Over Maryland

March 18, 2000

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The 20th-ranked Florida State Lady Seminoles
started conference play by not dropping a set on their way to a 9-0 shutout
over the 52nd-ranked Maryland Terrapins. The Lady Seminoles finally got
their conference schedule started after bad weather forced their ACC opener
with the University of North Carolina to be cancelled on Thursday.

Kia Asberg improved her winning streak to 11 matches by defeating
Stacy Walkowitz 6-3, 6-3 in No. 3 singles. Asberg leads FSU in wins with
21. In No. 1 singles, FSU’s Alida Galovits defeated Maryland’s Delila
Causevic 6-1, 7-5 to improve her record to 9-5 in the dual match season.

FSU junior Nanette Duxin raised her record to 9-4 in No. 2 singles
by defeating Jessica Johnson 6-1, 7-5. In No. 4 singles, Florida State
sophomore Jessica Balbuena beat Catherine Valantin 7-6, 6-2 to raise her
record to 3-2 in the No. 4 spot. The Lady Seminoles Marina Raic improved
her career record to 43-19 with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Chrissie Terrill in
the No. 5 spot.

In doubles, Gallovits and Duxin defeated Johnson in Walkowitz 8-6
in the No. 1 spot. That win raises their record to 7-5 in the 2000 dual
match season. In No. 2 doubles, Ali Weber and Balbuena defeated the team of
Terill and Valantin by a score of 8-2.

Florida State will play at No. 54 Virginia Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

Box Score

No. 20    FLORIDA STATE    9
No. 52    MARYLAND         0


No. 1: Alida Gallovits (FSU) def. Delila Causevic (MD) 6-1, 7-5

No. 2: Nanette Duxin (FSU) def. Jessica Johnson (MD) 6-1, 7-5

No. 3: Kia Asberg (FSU) def. Stacy Walkowitz (MD) 6-3, 6-3

No. 4: Jessica Balbuena (FSU) def. Catherine Valantin (MD) 7-6, 6-2

No. 5: Marina Raic (FSU) def. Chrissie Terrill (MD) 6-2, 6-2

No. 6: Ali Weber (FSU) def. Maryland default


No. 1: Gallovits/Duxin (FSU) def. Johnson/Walkowitz (MD) 8-6

No. 2: Weber/Balbuena (FSU) def. Terrill/Valantin (MD) 8-2

No. 3: Raic/Asberg (FSU) def. Maryland default

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