April 1, 2004
Tallahassee – The Florida State women’s tennis squad (15-5, 5-1 ACC) will closeout the season with matches against No. 41 Georgia Tech (11-5, 4-0 ACC) and No. 21 Clemson (15-3, 4-0 ACC). Both teams sit at number one and two in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings while the Seminoles sit in fourth, despite having the most league wins and tied for overall wins.
Seminoles Against the Yellow Jackets
FSU is 15-3 all-time against Georgia Tech with the last Tribe victory coming in 200 by a score of 6-1. After losing all three doubles matches, the Florida State women’s tennis team swept the six singles matches to beat the Yellow Jackets, 6-1. On court four, after breezing through the first set, current-senior Christina Denny overcame a valiant second set effort by Laura Ozolins to win, 6-0, 7-5. Current-senior Anca Dumitrescu’s (Bucharest, Romania/VCU) win over 48th ranked Jaime Wong
FSU vs. Clemson
Clemson holds the advantage in the all-time records list, 8-11. In 2003, the Seminoles dropped 6-1 to the Tigers. Current-senior Brooke Cordell, playing in No. 6 singles, defeated Anna Dolinska of Clemson that day, 7-6, 4-6, 10-7.
Seminoles Career Seasons
Senior Christina Denny (Canton, Ohio/Bradenton) and junior Mihaela Moldovan (Bucharest, Romania/Emil Racovita) are having career springs in singles matches. Denny, who is in the midst of a 12 match consecutive win streak, has 17 wins, besting her 2001-02 dual match, single season high. Senior Anca Dumitrescu (Bucharest, Romania/VCU) is one win away from tying her spring season, dual match season-high. Currently, Dumitrescu sits at 13 singles matches wins.
Moldovan Undefeated in Singles’ Season
Junior Mihaela Moldovan (Bucharest, Romania/Emil Racovita) has 20 wins in singles matches in 2004. The reigning NCAA South Region Rookie of the Year has yet to lose a match including big wins over higher ranked Tulane (No. 27), LSU (No.44), Maryland (No. 50), Virginia (No. 43), Wake Forest (No. 38), UNC (No. 9), Duke (No. 3) and defending national champion Florida (No. 2). Moldovan upset the Gators’ #32 Julie Rotondi, playing out of the number two position, 4-6, 7-5, 10-6.
Rookies to the Rescue
Two Seminole newcomers Roxanne Clarke (Cape Town, South Africa/Clapham) and Lindsay Deason (St. Petersburg, FL/Boca Raton Prep) have posted at least ten wins in singles and doubles. Deason, paired with Dumitrescu leads the Seminoles with eleven doubles wins while Clarke has ten, partnered with Moldovan. In singles, Clarke sits at 11 wins, playing out the number five position and Deason has 14, one slot ahead of her.