April 21, 2000
ATLANTA, GA. — The 22nd-ranked Florida State women’s tennis team
rebounded from losing two matches to close out the regular season to win
their first round match of the ACC Tournament against 32nd-ranked Georgia
Tech. Florida State improves to 16-7 and advances to play the No. 1 seed
in the tournament Wake Forest on Saturday. Georgia Tech drops to 13-7 and
will await word on whether they qualified for the NCAA Tournament.
FSU had lost to the Yellow Jackets on April 8th by a score of 5-4
but on Friday, the Lady Seminoles took control early by winning four of six
singles matches to cruise to a 5-3 victory. Leading the way for the Lady
Seminoles were seniors Kia Asberg and Ali Weber. Asberg won for the second
straight match at No. 2 and improved her dual match record to 19-8. Weber
improved to 14-8 and 8-2 at No. 6 with a dramatic three-set victory over
Georgia Tech’s Charlotte Pernet. Weber, the two-time ACC Flight Champion
at No. 6 singles, won her 94th career match on Friday.
FSU sophomores Alida Gallovits and Marina Raic picked up the other
two singles wins for the Lady Seminoles. Gallovits, who is ranked 41st in
the country, defeated Georgia Tech’s Sabrina Pardo at No. 1 singles and
Raic earned her 15th win of the year by defeating the Yellow Jackets’ Laura
Ozolins in straight sets at No. 5 singles.
The match was clinched for FSU at the No. 1 doubles position where
Gallovits teamed with junior Nanette Duxin to defeat Georgia Tech’s Pardo
and Bobbi Guthrie 8-6. The win for Gallovits and Duxin was their 10th at
the No. 1 position this season.
Florida State, the fifth seed, will play on Saturday at 2 p.m.
against the No. 1 seeded Wake Forest Demon Deacons. FSU lost to the Demon
Deacons 8-1 on March 25th in Winston-Salem, N.C.