April 3, 2005
Tallahassee, Fla. – The No. 29 Florida State women’s tennis team (9-8, 4-4) lost 4-3 to tenth-ranked Duke in Durham, N.C. on Sunday, April 3, 2005. The Seminoles swept the doubles point for the fifth time this season. FSU has won doubles in seven of eight league contests.
Senior Mihaela Moldovan (Bucharest, Romania/Emil Racovita) and junior Lindsay Deason (Ft. Myers, Fla./Boca Raton Prep) returned to their winning ways, picking up an 8-6 win over Duke’s Cargill and Zawacki. At the two position, senior Amberly Tantee (Dana Point, Calif./Futures) and sophomore Roxanne Clarke (Cape Town, South Africa/Clapham) held Blaszak and Carleton to one game in an 8-1 victory. In the three slot, freshman Tapiwa Marobela (Garborone, Botswana/Clapham) and senior Natalie Tirapelli took an 8-6 decision from Archer and Goyer.
In singles, Moldovan and Tirapelli picked up wins at the number one and two positions. Moldovan bested #39 Katie Blaszak in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2 while Tirapelli went to three against Tory Zawacki, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.
FSU closes out the conference season with a two-match road trip to Georgia Tech and Clemson. The Seminoles face the Yellow Jackets on Saturday, April 9 and the Tigers on Sunday, April 10.
No. 10 Duke 4, No. 32 Florida State 3
No. 1 #10 Moldovan/Deason (FSU) def. Cargill/Zawacki (DUKE) 8-6
No. 2 Tantee/Clarke (FSU) def. Blaszak/Carleton (DUKE) 8-1
No. 3 Marobela/Tirapelli (FSU) def. Archer/Goyer (DUKE) 8-6
No. 1 #19 Mihaela Moldovan (FSU) def. #39 Katie Blaszak (DUKE) 7-5, 6-2
No. 2 Jackie Carleton (DUKE) def. Roxanne Clarke (FSU) 6-1, 6-3
No. 3 Saras Arasu (DUKE) def. Lindsay Deason (FSU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
No. 4 Clelia Deltour (DUKE) def. Tapiwa Marobela (FSU) 6-0, 6-2
No. 5 Kristin Cargill (DUKE) def. Amberly Tantee (FSU) 6-2, 6-2
No. 6 Natalie Tirapelli (FSU) def. Tory Zawacki (DUKE) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
Order of finish: Doubles – 2,1,3 Singles – 4,5,2,1,6,3