April 8, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The No. 19 Florida State women’s tennis team
dropped just its fifth match of the season Saturday to No. 43 Georgia Tech.
The 5-4 loss leaves FSU with a record of 15-5 overall and 4-2 in the ACC.
Georgia Tech improves to 13-5 overall and 4-3 in the conference.
Florida State got two wins from its two winningest players, senior
Kia Asberg and sophomore Alida Gallovits, in singles but lost the remaining
four singles matches to go into the doubles portion of the match down 4-2.
Asberg won her 11th match of the season at No. 3 in straight sets against
Georgia Tech’s Bobbi Guthrie 6-4, 6-3 and Gallovits defeated the Yellow
Jackets’ Sabrina Pardo in three sets, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(4) at No. 1.
Gallovits, who is ranked 83rd in the country, won her 23rd match of year
and 14th dual match. Junior Nanette Duxin took Georgia Tech’s Mysti Morris
to three sets at No. 2 singles before losing 3-6, 6-3, 7-5. Duxin’s dual
match record falls to 13-8 and 4-3 in the conference.
Florida State’s Ali Weber had her three-match winning streak
snapped with a straight set loss at No. 5, 6-4, 6-2. FSU sophomores
Jessica Balbuena and Marina Raic lost in straight sets at the No. 4 and No.
6 positions, respectively.
In doubles, Georgia Tech’s Jaime Wong and Morris clinched the match
with an 8-1 win at No. 2 against FSU’s Asberg and Raic. With the match
decided and the score 5-2, FSU won the next two points at No. 1 and No. 3
doubles to provide a final score of 5-4. At No. 1, FSU’s Gallovits and
Duxin won their second match in a row to improve to 4-2 in the ACC. The
Lady Seminoles duo of Weber and Balbuena won at No. 3 doubles for the
eighth time in nine matches this season and improved their conference
record to 4-1.
Florida State will host Clemson in the final home match of the
regular season before heading to Atlanta on Tuesday to complete the
suspended match with the Duke Blue Devils. Match time on Sunday against
the Lady Tigers is set for 11:00 a.m. Both teams are battling for third
place in the conference, each with 4-2 ACC records.
No. 43 Georgia Tech 5
No. 19 Florida State 4
No. 1 Alida Gallovits (FSU) d. Sabrina Pardo (GT) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(4)
No. 2 Mysti Morris (GT) d. Nanette Duxin (FSU) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
No. 3 Kia Asberg (FSU) d. Bobbi Guthrie (GT) 6-4, 6-3
No. 4 Jaime Wong (GT) d. Jessica Balbuena (FSU) 6-4, 6-2
No. 5 Laura Ozolins (GT) d. Ali Weber (FSU) 6-4, 6-2
No. 6 Charlotte Pernet (GT) d. Marina Raic (FSU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 1 Gallovits/Duxin (FSU) d. Pardo/Guthrie (GT) 9-8(3)
No. 2 Wong/Morris (GT) d. Asberg/Raic (FSU) 8-1
No. 3 Weber/Balbuena (FSU) d. Pernet/Ozolins (GT) 8-3