April 10, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s tennis team traveled to
Atlanta, Ga. Monday to finish their match with the Duke Blue Devils on
Tuesday, April 11th. The match between the two schools was originally
scheduled to be played on March 30th and rain forced them to move it back a
day to April 1st. Rain forced a delay in the start on April 1st and the two
teams could not finish their match before Duke had to leave to accommodate
their travel arrangements.
The teams will pick up where they left off on April 1st, with the score
4-2 in favor of Duke. The match will come down to the three remaining
doubles matches. FSU will need to win all three to capture the match and win
their fifth conference match of the season. The Lady Seminoles head into the
conclusion of their final regular season match with a record of 15-6 overall
and 4-3 in the ACC.
In Florida State’s last two matches against Georgia Tech and Clemson, the
Lady Seminoles have gone into the doubles portion of the match down 4-2. In
each of those matches, the doubles tandems have won two of three matches
leaving FSU a point short of a victory. The key match looks to be at No. 2
doubles for FSU, where senior Kia Asberg and sophomore Marina Raic have lost
two in a row after starting the season 13-3.
Following the conclusion of the Duke match, Florida State will return
home to prepare for the ACC Tournament April 20-23. Florida State is tied
with Georgia Tech for fourth place in the conference at 4-3, but if both
teams should lose their match FSU would fall to fifth due to their 5-4 loss
to the Yellow Jackets on Saturday. Should Florida State defeat the Blue
Devils and Georgia Tech lose to the Clemson Tigers, FSU would have sole
possession of fourth place heading into the tournament.
No. 1 #85 Alida Gallovits (FSU) d. #21 Megan Miller (DU) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4
No. 2 #30 Kathy Sell (DU) d. Nanette Duxin (FSU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 Erica Biro (DU) d. Kia Asberg (FSU) 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-2
No. 4 Katie Granson (DU) d. Jessica Balbuena (FSU) 1-6, 6-2, 6-1
No. 5 Ali Weber (FSU) d. Brooke Siebel (DU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
No. 6 Prim Siripipat (DU) d. Marina Raic (FSU) 6-2, 6-1