March 28, 2000 - by
FSU Women’s Tennis Prepares For Duke

March 28, 2000


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State Lady Seminoles will play the
Duke Blue Devils on Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Scott Speicher
Tennis Center. Florida State enters the match with a record of 14-4 and
4-1 in the ACC. Duke enters Wednesday’s matchup with a record of 12-4
overall and 3-0 in the conference.

Last season, these two teams were among the top three in the
conference and nothing is new this season. Along with Wake Forest, Duke
and Florida State will again be competing for the ACC crown. The two
schools have played four common opponents so far this dual match season.
Both FSU and Duke have beaten Miami, N.C. State and Iowa this spring and
each team has lost to Florida.

The Blue Devils four losses this season have come against top 15
teams, No. 2 Florida, No. 4 California, No. 6 Pepperdine and No. 15 William
& Mary. Florida State’s four losses this spring have all come against
teams ranked in the top 30, No. 2 Florida, No. 3 Wake Forest, No. 16
Vanderbilt and No. 29 Baylor. Florida State is 8-1 at home this year while
Duke heads into Tallahassee with a record of 5-3 in matches away from
Durham, N.C.

The Lady Seminoles are led by sophomore No. 1 singles and doubles
player Alida Gallovits. Gallovits is ranked 85th in the country currently,
but has been ranked as high as 32nd earlier in the season. Senior Kia
Asberg had her 13-match winning streak snapped over the weekend but is 15-3
this spring with nine wins at No. 3 singles. Junior Nanette Duxin has
anchored the No. 2 spot with a record of 12-5 while senior Ali Weber posted
her 90th career win at North Carolina State on Sunday and is 3-2 in ACC
play.

Probable matchups for Wednesday night’s match include Duke’s Megan
Miller, the country’s 21st-ranked player, and Florida State’s Alida
Gallovits, the nation’s 85th-ranked player, at No. 1 singles. At No. 2
singles, FSU’s Nanette Duxin will most likely face the 32nd-ranked player
in the country, Duke’s Kathy Sell. Miller and Sell, who were the ACC
Doubles Flight Champions at No. 3, last season have yet to play a dual
match this season. FSU’s No. 1 doubles tandem of Duxin and Gallovits is
7-6 against some of the top teams in the nation this year at the No. 1
spot.

Related Articles