March 2, 2004
Tallahassee – The Florida State women’s tennis squad (7-3) will play the Florida International University Golden Panthers (2-3) on Friday, March 5, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center in Tallahassee, FL.
The Tribe picked up a win in their last outing, hosting USF on February 26. The Seminoles won the 5-2 decision amidst rain and unseasonably cold weather. Junior Mihaela Moldovan, ranked 47th in the country, won in doubles and at number two singles for Florida State. Senior Anca Dumitrescu picked up her seventh singles win of the season. Moldovan paired with freshman Roxanne Clarke and Dumitrescu taking the court with newcomer Lindsay Deason won to start the day off taking the doubles point. After a brief rain delay, FSU took wins at the one, two, three and five positions to round out the day.
In FIU’s last match, the Golden Panthers dropped a tough 4-3 decision to Baylor at home.
Florida State leads 11-2 in the all-time series record dating back to 1981. In 2003, the Seminoles had to pick up four of six singles matches after dropping the doubles point. The Garnet and Gold won at the one, two, four and five positions to take the win to close out non-conference action. Moldovan, playing at the No. 1 position, defeated Florida International’s Ly, 6-2, 7-5. Senior Christina Denny won the clinching match at the No. 2 position while junior Amberly Tantee won at the four spot. In No. 5 singles, sophomore Alina Mihailescu fell in the first set of a three set match, but dominated the second two sets, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.
This week the Seminoles host four teams over six days with matches against FIU (Mar. 5), No. 27 Tulane (Mar. 6), Michigan State (Mar. 8) and Penn State (Mar. 10). The contests start at noon.