March 30, 2000 - by
FSU-Duke Women’s Tennis Match Suspended After Singles Play

March 30, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The 19th-ranked Florida State women’s tennis
team was on the verge of a possible upset of No. 11 Duke when play was
suspended due to pre-determined travel arrangements. The two teams will
look to finish the match April 11th in Atlanta, Ga.

Florida State’s Alida Gallovits and Ali Weber secured the singles
wins for the Lady Seminoles. Gallovits, the 85th-ranked player in the
nation, won at No. 1 singles against the country’s 21st-ranked player,
Duke’s Megan Miller. Gallovits and Miller went three sets before Gallovits
took the third set 6-4. Weber’s match was the longest of the evening,
another three-set thriller as Weber defeated Duke’s Brooke Siebel 6-3, 4-6,

Duke took four of six singles matches to claim a 4-2 lead after the
singles portion of the match. Rain had forced the two teams to wait until
3:30 p.m. to start the match and with Duke’s travel arrangements already
booked, the match was stopped at 6:30 p.m. to accommodate them.

Duke’s Erica Biro came from behind to defeat FSU’s Kia Asberg at
No. 3, 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-2. Asberg leads the Lady Seminoles in dual match
wins with 15. Duke’s Katie Granson had another come-from-behind win for
the Blue Devils at No. 4. Granson came back from being a set down to
defeat Jessica Balbuena 1-6, 6-2, 6-1. At No. 2, Duke’s Kathy Sell
defeated FSU’s Nanette Duxin in straight sets. Sell, the 30th-ranked
player in the country, won 6-1, 6-1.

Box Score (match suspended until 4/11)

No. 11  Duke            4
No. 19 Florida State    2


No. 1 #85 Alida Gallovits (FSU)  d.  #21 Megan Miller (DU)  7-5, 2-6, 6-4
No. 2 #30 Kathy Sell (DU)  d.  Nanette Duxin (FSU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 Erica Biro (DU)  d.  Kia Asberg (FSU)  4-6, 7-6(4), 6-2
No. 4 Katie Granson (DU) d. Jessica Balbuena (FSU)  1-6, 6-2, 6-1
No. 5 Ali Weber (FSU)  d.  Brooke Siebel (DU)  6-3, 4-6, 6-3
No. 6 Prim Siripipat (DU)  d.  Marina Raic (FSU)  6-2, 6-1


Related Articles