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Florida State Women’s Tennis Team Prepares To Host Two Tough Weekend Matches

March 3, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The women’s tennis team (7-2) will look to
extend their five-match winning streak against two tough weekend
competitors. FSU will face #40 South Florida on Saturday and #30 Miami on
Sunday. The Lady Seminoles have compiled a 3-2 record against ranked
opponents this season, with their only two losses coming to top 20 teams,
No. 4 Florida and No. 16 Vanderbilt.

The 19th-ranked Lady Seminoles edged out #24 Louisiana State on
Monday to start their six-match homestand against ranked opponents. The
team will be paced by Kia Asberg who will look to add to her six-match win
streak. The senior from Sweden, who currently owns a 16-5 dual match
record, will strive to match her 30 win season of a year ago. Junior
Nanette Duxin will attempt to continue her success at the No. 2 spot, where
she is 7-1 on the season. She has also been earning a reputation as a giant
killer after defeating her second ranked opponent of the season against
LSU. Fifty-sixth ranked Alida Gallovits will look to return to her winning
form after suffering a close loss to the 12th-ranked player in the country,
Bruna Colosio from Louisiana State. Senior Ali Weber will also seek to
rebound from a tough loss Monday.

The tandem of Asberg and Marina Raic hope to continue their doubles
dominance by adding to their current five-match win streak. The duo of
Duxin and Gallovits will try to get back on the right track after nearly
pulling off an upset against the nation’s 16th-ranked doubles team on
Monday.

FSU will host the Lady Bulls beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at
the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. On Sunday, the in-state rivalry will
get-underway at 1:00 p.m when the Lady Hurricanes and Lady Seminoles take
the court.

On Monday, March 6th, the men’s and women’s FSU tennis teams are
holding a clinic for Special Olympians. The clinic starts at 10 a.m. and
will run for about an hour over at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. Team
members will be there to encourage and teach future Special Olympic
participants the rules and fundamentals of the game of tennis.

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