Feb. 11, 2004
Tallahassee – The No. 54 Florida State women’s tennis team will host the No. 75 Auburn Tigers on Thursday afternoon, February 12, at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center in Tallahassee.
The No. 54 Florida State women’s tennis team (5-0) will go into battle against its second ranked opponent of the year when they play No. 75 Auburn. The Seminoles are coming off a Sunday afternoon win over UCF. This match signifies the end of a season-opening, six game home stretch, during which the Garnet and Gold have won all five matches.
FSU vs. Auburn
The last time FSU was scheduled to play Auburn, inclement weather prevented either team from taking the court. In the 22 years the Tribe has squared off against the Tigers, Florida State holds the advantage 12-2. The lone wins for Auburn were in 1988 and 2002. In 2002, the Garnet and Gold dropped a tough decision 4-3. The two schools split the first two doubles matches, then Auburn took the point with a win at the number three position. In singles, current senior Anca Dumitrescu won her singles match but losses at the number two, three and five positions gave the Tigers their fourth win of the 2002 campaign.
All Season, All Wins
Since the beginning of the spring 2004 season, the women’s tennis team has gotten off to a fast start, winning all five of their first team matches. Junior Mihaela Moldovan, the reigning ITA South Region Rookie of the Year, and newcomer Lindsay Deason lead the team in singles wins with five. In the doubles area, fourth-year head coach Lise Gregory has used four different combinations to fill in her lineup. So far, the switch has made the difference – FSU has won 10 of 11 matches in that area.