March 12, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, FL.–The Florida State women’s tennis team bounced back from yesterday’s heart breaking 4-3 loss to 11th ranked Pepperdine with a win over Loyola Marymount this afternoon in Los Angeles, CA. This victory puts the Seminoles at 7-6 for the season and makes head coach Lise Gregory the second winningest coach in the history of the Florida State women’s tennis program with 69 wins.
Florida State captured the doubles point and then moved on to take three out of six singles matches for the win. Junior Jessica Balbuena led the way for the Noles as she cruised past LMU’s Milica Cukulic at the No. 4 position 6-1, 6-1.
Samantha Schoeffel at No. 3 recorded another straight set victory for the Seminoles. Schoeffel, who defeated Angelina Zdorovytska by a score of 6-1, 6-1, remains undefeated in singles play after seven straight wins. Alida Gallovits at No. 1 singles defeated Penka Fileva 6-3, 6-4 to clinch the match for Florida State.
Next up for the women is a match against San Diego State University in San Diego, CA. on Tuesday March 13th at 1 p.m.
Florida State University 4
Loyola Marymount 3
No. 1 Alida Gallovits (FSU) d. Penka Fileva (LMU) 6-3, 6-4
No. 2 Andrea Lord (LMU) d. Christina Denny (FSU) 6-4, 6-0
No. 3 Samantha Schoeffel (FSU) d. Angelina Zdorovytska (LMU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 4 Jessica Balbuena(FSU) d. Milica Cukulic (LMU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 Holli Freudenberg (LMU) d. Marina Raic 6-3, 7-6
No. 6 Julie Hladic (LMU) d. Natalie Carratala (FSU) 6-0, 6-3
No. 1 Schoeffel/Balbuena (FSU) d. Lord/Zdorovytska (LMU) 8-5
No. 2 Duxin/Gallovits (FSU) d. Freudenberg/Hladik (LMU) 8-2
No. 3 Fileva/Jennifer Mitchell (LMU) d. Raic/Carratala (FSU) 8-1