Feb. 26, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s tennis team traveled to Tampa, Fla. Thursday, February 26th, to face the Bulls of South Florida. After falling to Florida and Alabama in their previous two matches, the Seminoles bounced back in huge way, as they swept their in-state rival by a score of 7-0. With the win, the Tribe improves to 7-3, while South Florida falls to 2-7.
The Seminoles were impressive in doubles action, as they took two of three matches. Florida State’s Daniela Gheorghe and Amber Tantee, playing at the No. 2 position, were victorious, defeating Talia Romero and Gina Craig by a score of 8-1. In No. 3 doubles, Brooke Cordell and Christina Denny overpowered Belen Pandre and Jamie Larson of South Florida, 8-0.
The Tribe gained momentum after earning the first point of the day in doubles and went on to sweep the Bulls in singles. Moldovan defeated Fabiana Taverna of South Florida at the No. 1 position by scores of 6-0, 6-1. In No. 2 singles, Florida State’s Gheorghe knocked off Luisa Obando, 6-2, 6-3. Denny, returning to the court at the No. 3 singles position for the first time since the Florida match, defeated South Florida’s Craig, 6-1, 6-2. At the No. 4 position, Cordell handled Romero, 6-2, 6-4. Tantee was victorious in No. 5 singles, as she defeated Larson of South Florida by scores of 6-2, 6-2. Alina Mihailescu completed the Seminole sweep, downing South Florida’s Pandre, 6-3, 6-3.
Florida State will return to action Saturday, March 1st, when the Seminoles travel to Waco, Texas to take on Baylor. The match is scheduled to begin at noon.
Final Box Score
Florida State 7
South Florida 0
1. Mihaela Moldovan (FSU) def. Fabiana Taverna (USF) 6-0, 6-1
2. Daniela Gheorghe (FSU) def. Luisa Obando (USF) 6-2, 6-3
3. Christina Denny (FSU) def. Gina Craig (USF) 6-1, 6-2
4. Brooke Cordell (FSU) def. Talia Romero (USF) 6-2, 6-4
5. Amberly Tantee (FSU) def. Jamie Larson (USF) 6-2, 6-2
6. Alina Mihailescu (FSU) def. Belen Pandre (USF) 6-3, 6-3
1. Taverna/Obando (USF) def. Moldovan/Anca Dumitrescu (FSU) 0-3 Def.
2. Gheorghe/Tantee (FSU) def. Romero/Craig (USF) 8-1
3. Cordell/Denny (FSU) def. Pandre/Larson (USF) 8-0