October 17, 1999 - by
Gallovits Wins Lady Seminole Classic

Oct. 17, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The final day of the Lady Seminole Classic was
highlighted by a victory in the tournament’s top draw, Flight A, by FSU’s
Alida Gallovits. The sophomore capped off her stellar tournament
performance by defeating Northwestern’s Katherine Nasser in straight sets
6-1, 6-3.

Gallovits found herself in the finals after a sensational Saturday
in which she defeated two top ranked opponents. Gallovits started the day
by defeating the ITA’s 91st-ranked player, Vanderbilt’s Sarah Riske in
straight sets. She then went on to face Vanderbilt’s Julie Ditty, the
tournament’s top seed and the country’s eighth-ranked player. Gallovits,
who was aiming to avenge a loss to Ditty from last season, came back after
losing the first set to win the match. Gallovits has fared well against
ranked opponents throughout her young career. Last year, Gallovits was
victorious against three of the nation’s top ranked players including a
straight set win against the ITA’s 28th-ranked player in the country.
Gallovits spent the final 11 weeks of last spring’s dual match season in
the ITA rankings and this year she begins her sophomore campaign with a
preseason No. 68 ranking.

In other tournament action, Vanderbilt’s Lauren Rose defeated
Miami’s Katia Bogomolova 6-2, 0-6, 6-4 to claim the Flight B Singles’
crown. Miami’s Lauren Scaglione was the winner in the Flight C Singles
Final after triumphing over Kansas’ Christi Wagenaar in straight sets 6-2,
6-2. The Flight A Singles Consolation match was won by Northwestern’s
Marine Piriou after she beat Miami’s Alanna Broderick in straight sets 6-0,
6-1. Kansas’ Tiffany Chang and Julia Sidorova were named co-champions of
the Flight B Singles Consolation Bracket after both won their semifinals
matches. In the Flight C Singles Consolation Finals, Alabama’s Kathleen
Mele was victorious over Florida International’s Carola Garcia 6-2, 6-2.

Florida State’s Kia Asberg and Natalie Carratala won the Flight B
Doubles Consolation Final after beating South Florida’s Ashlee Callahan and
Jackie Spicijaric 8-3. Asberg and Carratala rebounded after losing their
first match to win their next three and claim the title. FSU’s Ali Weber
and Jessica Balbuena advanced to the Flight A Doubles Semifinals before
losing to Vanderbilt’s 17th-ranked tandem of Kristy Blumberg and Kate
Burson 8-6.

In other doubles’ news, Northwestern’s Katherine Nassar and Lia
Jackson defeated Vanderbilt’s Kristy Blumberg and Kate Burson 8-5 to claim
the Flight A Doubles Finals title. The Flight B Doubles Finals crown went
to Alabama’s Becca Baum and Weyli Chang after beating Miami’s Inga
DeVilliers and Alanna Broderick 8-1. Auburn’s duo of Lucy Altman and Simone
Jardim were victorious over Kansas’ Julia Sidorova and Cheryl Mallaiah to
win the Flight A Doubles Consolation Finals.


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