March 13, 2005
Tallahassee, Fla. – The No. 33 Florida State women’s tennis team (5-5, 0-1 ACC) opens the Atlantic Coast Conference home season with a match against Virginia Tech on Monday, March 14, 2005 at noon at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.
FSU Spring Break… The Seminoles finished their ten-day road trip with a 3-2 record including an upset victory over No. 25 San Diego State and wins at USF and San Diego. FSU won its first three matches before dropping two tough decisions in south Florida to end the spring break schedule.
Home at Last… After a five-match road trip, FSU opens up a five-match home stand beginning with the match against the Hokies. The Tribe will then host Maryland (March 18), Virginia (March 20), N.C. State (March 25) and Wake Forest (March 27) over the next two weekends at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. FSU is 2-3 at home this season.
Doubles Success… The Seminoles swept doubles for the third time in as many matches and the fourth time this season in their spring break finale at FIU. In eight of ten matches this season, FSU has won the first point of the day and boasts a record of 5-3 when they are victorious in doubles.
Moving Up the Rankings… Senior Mihaela Moldovan (Bucharest, Romania/Emil Racovita) and junior Lindsay Deason (Ft. Myers, Fla./Boca Raton Prep) are proving that their #12 doubles ranking is not a fluke – it is the real thing. Together they are 8-2 this season with wins over five pairs in the top ten. The tandem has wins over three teams ranked in the top-12 in the nation – the third-ranked Gators duo of Whitney Benik and Lolita Frangulyan, 8-5, #12 Robin Stephenson and Ashley Bentley from Alabama by a score of 9-8 (3) and most recently, the fourth-ranked Hurricanes’ pair of Megan Bradley and Audrey Banada.