March 28, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s tennis team will go on the road this weekend to North Carolina take on the University of North Carolina, Saturday March 29th and Duke, Sunday March 30th. The first match, which will played in Chapel Hill, is scheduled to be at 12:00pm. The following match Durham and is also scheduled for 12:00pm. Florida State goes into the weekend ranked 43rd in the country. The University of North Carolina is ranked 11th in the nation and Duke is currently the top ranked team in the country.
The Seminoles go into Chapel Hill leading the all-time series with the Tar Heels 12-10. North Carolina has won the last two matches and in their last meeting in 2002 the Tar Heels defeated Florida State 6-1. The Tar Heels have a 9-6 record with ten of those games against top-30 teams.
Following the match at Chapel Hill the Seminoles travel to Durham to take on the Blue Devils. Duke is currently ranked 1st in the nation. They are coming off a loss to 5th ranked Florida, but have a 16-2 overall record. Duke leads the all-time series against Florida State 16-1. In their last meeting in 2002, Duke beat Florida State 6-1.
The Seminoles, ranked 43rd in the nation go into Chapel Hill with a 13-5 record. They are 2-1 in conference action. They are led by Anca Dumitrescu and Michaela Moldovan who are ranked 55th and 83rd, respectively. The Seminoles have won three straight including a 6-1 victory over Maryland in their last match.
The Tar Heels are going into the match ranked 11th in the nation and have a 9-6 overall record. They are coming off three straight losses but all three were by top-10 teams. They currently have three players ranked in the nation. Kate Pinchbeck, ranked 13th, Marlene Mejia, ranked 47th, and Aniela Mojzis, ranked 69th lead the North Carolina squad in singles action. Mojzis is ranked twice in doubles, pairing with Kendall Cline to be ranked 17th and with Marlene Mejia to be ranked 36th.
The top-ranked Blue Devils have a record of 16-2 and are led by six nationally ranked players. Kelly McCain is the nations 2nd ranked player and leads the Blue Devils squad. In doubles, they are led into play by Julie DeRoo and Amanda Johnson, who are ranked 4th in the nation and by McClain and Hillary Adams, who are ranked 10th in the country.
The Seminoles will follow these matches by traveling to Atlanta on April 5th to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and then back to North Carolina to take on Clemson the following day.