April 7, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State Lady Seminoles will play the
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday at noon at the Scott Speicher
Tennis Center. Florida State enters the match with a record of 15-4
overall and 4-1 in the ACC. Georgia Tech enters Saturday’s match-up with a
record of 12-5 overall and 3-3 in the ACC.
Four of the Yellow Jacket’s five losses this season have come
against ranked opponents, including No. 48 South Carolina, No. 47 Wake
Forest, No. 28 Georgia and
No. 27 Duke. Florida State’s four losses this season have all come against
teams ranked in the top 30, including No. 2 Florida, No. 3 Wake Forest, No.
16 Vanderbilt and No. 29 Baylor. The Seminoles are 9-1 at home this
season, while the Yellow Jackets post a 1-4 record on the road.
Following Saturday’s match-up with Georgia Tech, the ‘Noles face
the Clemson Lady Tigers at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday at the Scott Speicher
Tennis Center. Clemson enters Sunday’s matchup with an overall record of
12-5 and a record of 4-2 in the ACC. Clemson has already defeated North
Carolina State, North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia in ACC action, while
having fallen to Wake Forest and Duke.
Like Georgia Tech, four of the Lady Tigers five losses have come
from ranked opponents, No. 5 Georgia, No. 43 South Carolina, No. 40 South
Florida, No. 3 Wake Forest, and No. 44 North Carolina. Clemson’s all time
record vs. the Seminoles is 7-8, with FSU winning the last match between
the two schools last year.
No. 83 Alida Gallovits leads the Lady Seminoles at the No. 1
singles and doubles spots. Gallovits is 22-10 overall with a dual match
record of 11-8. Junior Nanette Duxin continues to fare well at No. 2
singles with a record of 13-6 in that position. Senior Kia Asberg also
adds a great deal of leadership to the team with an overall record of 25-7
Sunday’s battle with Clemson could dictate who obtains the No. 3
seed in this year’s ACC tournament. Florida State stands in third place
with a 4-1 record in the conference, while Clemson heads into Sunday’s
match with a record of 4-2 in the ACC. The Lady Tigers will face Georgia
Tech in their final regular season ACC match of the season on April 15th.