April 2, 2005
Tallahassee, Fla. – The No. 32 Florida State women’s tennis team (9-7, 4-3 ACC) dropped a tough 6-1 decision to No. 16 North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Saturday, April 2, 2005. Senior Mihaela Moldovan (Bucharest, Romania/Emil Racovita) picked up the single point, winning at number one singles against the Tar Heels.
After an hour rain delay, the Seminoles doubles’ teams hit the court to begin the match. For the first time in seven conference matches, FSU did not take the doubles’ point, losing to two Top-30 doubles teams.
At number one doubles, the fifth-ranked Carolina combo of Aniela Mojzis and Kendall Cline bested the tenth-ranked Seminoles duo of Moldovan and junior Lindsay Deason (Ft. Myers, Fla./Boca Raton Prep), 8-6. The loss is only the pair’s third of the season and snaps a nine-match win streak that began at USF on March 1.
In singles, #19 Moldovan won in two sets over #27 Mojzis at the number one position. Moldovan picked up her sixth conference win in seven attempts. Her only loss of the league season came at the hands of the nation’s top player, Miami’s Megan Bradley. Tantee took her opponent Charlotte Tansill to three sets in a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 loss.
The Seminoles play Sunday, April 3 against Duke at noon in Durham to conclude the two-match, weekend road trip.
No. 16 North Carolina 6, No. 32 FSU 1
No. 1 #5 Mojzis/Cline (UNC) d. #10 Deason/Moldovan, 8-6
No. 2 #26 Anundson/Long (UNC) d. Clarke/Tantee, 8-2
No. 3 Collins/Markovic (UNC) d. Foley/Marobela, 8-5
No. 1 #19 Mihaela Moldovan d. #27 Aniela Mojzis (UNC), 7-5, 6-4
No. 2 #20 Kendall Cline (UNC) d. Roxanne Clarke, 6-1, 6-4
No. 3 Jenna Long (UNC) d. Lindsay Deason, 6-4, 7-6(3)*
No. 4 Sara Anundson (UNC) d. Miranda Foley, 6-2, 6-0
No. 5 Caitlin Collins (UNC) d. Tapiwa Marobela, 7-5, 6-2
No. 6 Charlotte Tansill (UNC) d. Amberly Tantee, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
* Clinched match