Jan. 23, 2004
Tallahassee – The Florida State women’s tennis team will open the spring 2004 season with a home match against Georgia Southern this Saturday, January 24, 2004. The Noles start their season at home with six straight contests against non-conference opponents.
This time last year…
The Tribe will look to continue their success against Georgia Southern in both teams first match of the year. In spring of 2003, the Seminoles, who are 8-0 all time against Eagles, won the match-up, losing only six games total in the six singles matches played. Georgia Southern finished last season with a record of 10-9 overall and 5-4 for a 6th place finish in Southern Conference play. The 2003 Garnet and Gold squad posted a 13-10 record, going 3-5 in conference play.
In the rankings…
Florida State comes into the 2003-04 season ranked 54th in the nation with several players on the team ranked in the south region as well as the country. Senior Anca Dumitrescu leads the way, ranking 10th in the region (63rd nationally) while reigning NCAA South Region Rookie of the Year Michaela Moldovan is ranked just one spot below Dumitrescu at No. 11 (79th nationally). Newcomer Roxanne Clarke, ranked at the No. 21 regionally, is expected to contribute right away by playing in her first career regular season match. Senior Christina Denny rounds out the region pack ranked in the top 30 at 28th.
Versus the Southern Conference
The FSU women’s tennis squad has played against the Southern Conference 12 times since 1982. The Noles boast an undefeated record against three of the ten schools, with the last victory coming against Furman on Feb. 15. The final score was 6-1.Against Southern Conference opponents W L Last Year Played Georgia Southern 8 0 1995 Furman 3 0 1987 College of Charleston 1 0 1983