April 8, 2005
Tallahassee, Fla. – The No. 34 Florida State women’s tennis team (9-8, 4-4 ACC) close out its conference schedule with matches at Georgia Tech on Saturday, April 9 and Clemson on Sunday, April 10.
End of the Year, Near for FSU… The Seminoles close out their regular season, conference schedule with two road matches, at No. 8 Georgia Tech and No. 12 Clemson. FSU will face two teams that are second and third in the conference standings this year. The Yellow Jackets have 13 overall wins, six in conference and have yet to drop an ACC match. Clemson has five wins against one league loss at the hands of Georgia Tech.
One Win Away… Senior Mihaela Moldovan (Bucharest, Romania/Emil Racovita)and junior Lindsay Deason (Ft. Myers, Fla./Boca Raton Prep) are one win away from tying the program’s most doubles wins by one duo in a dual-match season. Last year, Deason and former Nole Anca Dumitrescu recorded a 15-8 record at the top two doubles spots. Prior to that, Sue Hatch and Jill Urban also recorded 15 doubles wins in 1987.
Doubles Doing It Big… The Seminoles doubles teams are on a run, winning in 14 of 17 matches this season. FSU has won the point in seven of eight league contests and been swept in doubles in only five matches this season. The match against the Tar Heels marks the first time the Seminoles were swept in conference doubles this season. The Tribe leads the ACC with the most doubles matches won at 19 against only five losses. FSU has won nine of 14 matches when winning the doubles point.
Don’t Forget Georgia Southern… FSU still has one out-of-conference match scheduled for April 16, 2005 at noon against Georgia Southern at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. The contest was originally scheduled for January 23 but moved due to inclement weather. The Tribe has had to reschedule or cancel four matches this season.
ACCs on the Horizon… From April 21-24, the Tribe will be in Cary, N.C. for the 2005 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Tennis Championships. Currently, FSU is sixth in the team standings with a 4-4 record. Last year, the Seminoles beat Wake Forest 4-2 in the quarterfinals before dropping a 4-1 decision to eventual conference runner-up Duke in the semifinals. The farthest a Tribe team has made it is the finals in 1993 when they lost to Duke 5-0.
Movin’ Around the ITA… The Seminoles moved to No. 34 in the rankings from No. 32 after two road, conference losses to No. 16 UNC and No. 10 Duke. In singles, Moldovan moved up two spots from #19 to #17 in the ITA rankings. Paired with Deason in doubles, the duo is now rated #11 (previously #10) after losing a hard-fought contest to #5 Kendall Cline and Aniela Mojzis from North Carolina.