April 9, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Seniors Kia Asberg and Ali Weber finished their
Florida State home careers Sunday with wins in their singles matches, but
it wasn’t enough to stop the 29th-ranked Clemson Tigers from narrowly
upsetting the 19th-ranked Florida State Lady Seminoles 5-4.
FSU’s Weber notched her 93rd career win as a Seminole by defeating
freshman Ana Stiglic in straight sets 6-2, 6-1. The win improved Weber’s
record to 7-2 at No. 6 singles and to 5-3 in the ACC. Asberg defeated
Clemson’s Catherine Galvin 6-4, 6-2 in her first match at the No. 2 singles
position this dual match season. Asberg’s win raised her career record to
86-41 and pushed her current winning streak to three matches.
At No. 1 singles, Clemson sophomore Carmina Giraldo, who is ranked
24th in the nation, defeated Lady Seminole Alida Gallovits, the 83rd-ranked
player in the country, 7-5, 6-3. The loss was only the second for
Gallovits in ACC play during the 2000 dual match season. Lady Seminole
Nanette Duxin dropped her match at the No. 3 spot to freshman Renata Brito
7-5, 4-6, 6-2. Duxin still has an impressive 13-9 overall record this
season. Clemson’s Laurence Jayet got by Lady Seminole Jessica Balbuena 7-5,
6-0 in the No. 4 singles match, and Lady Seminole Marina Raic dropped her
No. 5 singles match 6-2, 6-4 to Clemson’s Christina Oldock.
Florida State did take two out of three doubles matches Sunday. The
team of Gallovits/Duxin won their third straight doubles match and raised
their record in No. 1 doubles to 9-6 by defeating Clemson’s team of
Giraldo/Galvin 9-8. In the No. 3 doubles slot, Balbuena/Weber also
improved their winning streak to three straight matches by defeating
Clemson’s Oldock/Stiglic by the score of 8-4. The team of Asberg/Raic lost
for only the fourth time this season Sunday when they were defeated 8-3 in
No. 2 doubles by Clemson’s team of Brito/Jayet.
Sunday’s loss was the second straight 5-4 ACC loss for the Lady
Seminoles, who drop to 4-3 in the conference and 15-6 overall. Clemson
improves to 5-2 in the ACC and 13-5 overall. Florida State is tied for
fourth place in the ACC with Georgia Tech, the team that beat the Lady
Seminoles on Saturday, 5-4. The Lady Seminoles have one conference match
still pending, a match against Duke that was suspended with the Blue Devils
leading 4-2. That match will be completed in Atlanta, Ga. on April 11th.
Georgia Tech has to face Clemson on Saturday, April 15th.
No. 1 No. 24 Carmina Giraldo (CU) d. No. 83 Alida Gallovits (FSU) – 7-5, 3-6
No. 2 Kia Asberg (FSU) d. Catherine Galvin (CU) – 6-4, 6-2
No. 3 Renata Brito (CU) d. Nanette Duxin (CU) – 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
No. 4 Laurence Jayet (CU) d. Jessica Balbuena (FSU) – 7-5, 6-0
No. 5 Christina Oldock (CU) d. Narina Raic (FSU) – 6-2, 6-4
No. 6 Ali Weber (FSU) d. Ana Stiglic (CU) – 6-2, 6-1
No. 1 Gallovits/Duxin (FSU) d. Giraldo/Galvin (CU) – 9-8
No. 2 Brito/Jayet (CU) d. Asberg/Raic (FSU) – 3-8
No. 3 Balbuena/Weber (FSU) d. Oldock/Stiglic (CU) – 8-4