Oct. 15, 1999
Complete Tournament Results
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State women’s tennis team was in
action Friday for the first day of the three-day Lady Seminole Classic.
Teams from all over the country converged on the Scott Speicher Tennis
Center for the event. FSU Coach Lise Gregory entered three players in the
Flight A singles draw, three in the Flight B singles tournament and one in
the Flight C singles bracket.
After the first day of competition, Florida State qualified two
players for the quarterfinals of their respective draws. FSU’s Alida
Gallovits and Ali Weber advanced to the quarterfinals after winning two
matches apiece on Friday. Gallovits defeated Vanderbilt’s Kate Burson in
the round of 16 to advance to Saturday’s Flight A singles quarterfinals.
Weber defeated Auburn’s Summa Edwards, 6-1, 7-6(3) to advance to the Flight
B quarterfinals. Gallovits will play Vanderbilt’s Sarah Riske, while Weber
will play Flight B’s top seed, Miami’s Katia Bogomolova in the
FSU’s Nanette Duxin won her first match of the tournament against
South Florida’s Ashlee Callahan, 6-4, 6-3. Duxin lost a hard-fought match
to Auburn’s Caroline Maurer in the second round of the Flight B singles
bracket, 6-1, 7-6(3). FSU’s Jessica Balbuena rebounded from a first round
loss to defeat South Florida’s Natalie Schwartz 6-3, 7-5 to advance to the
Flight A Consolation quarterfinals. Joining Balbuena in the Flight A
Consolation quarterfinals for FSU will be sophomore Marina Raic. Raic lost
her opening match but will play Miami’s Alanna Broderick Saturday morning.
FSU junior Christy Travis won her first match of the day against Georgia
Southern’s Brook McNamee 6-2, 6-1. The junior from Palmetto, Fla., dropped
her Flight C quarterfinal match against Kansas’ Lisa Mallaiah.
In doubles, Florida State was led by the duo of Weber and Balbuena,
who after receiving a bye into the round of 16 defeated Georgia Southern’s
Isabella Kling and Jennifer Runnion 8-4. Weber and Balbuena will play
Auburn’s Simone Jardim and Lucy Altman in the quarterfinals Saturday.
All matches will be played tomorrow at the Scott Speicher Tennis
Center on the campus of Florida State University. The action will start up
at 8:00 a.m. Admission is free.