April 2, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, FL. – The Florida State women’s tennis team had a rare
weekend off this past weekend to prepare for the arrival of the Utah Utes.
The 19th-ranked Lady Seminoles enter Monday afternoon’s match with a record
of 14-4 after their match Thursday against the Duke Blue Devils was postponed
with Duke leading 4-2.
The Utah Utes will be the Lady Seminoles 14th match of the season against
a non-conference opponent. FSU has defeated 10 of 13 opponents outside of
the ACC this dual match season. Utah comes to Tallahassee with a record of
6-8 and coming off an 8-1 loss to BYU on Friday, March 31st. Utah had been
off for 19 days before their match with BYU. The Utes had beaten the Boise
State Broncos on March 12th in their previous match before the BYU loss.
Florida State’s match against Duke will not count in the won-loss column
until they complete the doubles matches in Atlanta, Ga. on April 11th,
however the singles matches that were played that night are official and
count on the player’s individual records. In the suspended match against
Duke, FSU’s Alida Gallovits upset Duke’s Megan Miller in three sets at No. 1
singles. Gallovits, who is ranked 85th in the country, dropped Miller the
nation’s 21st-ranked player. FSU senior Ali Weber also earned a victory
against Duke, defeating Brooke Siebel at No. 5 singles, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
Monday’s match with Utah is one of three left on the Lady Seminoles
regular season home schedule. After Utah, the Lady Noles will play Georgia
Tech (4/8) and Clemson (4/9) at home before finishing their match with Duke
on April 11th on the road. Following those four matches, FSU will look
towards the post-season and the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament the week
of April 20th through April 23rd.
The Lady Seminoles and the Utah Utes are scheduled to begin play on
Monday at 2 p.m. at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center on the campus of Florida