April 2, 1999
DURHAM, N.C. – The Florida State women’s tennis team, ranked No. 20 in the country, lost for only the fifth time in 22 matches this season. Duke won it’s 107th consecutive ACC match, 9-0 over the Seminoles on Friday. Florida State’s record now stands at 17-5 overall and 3-2 in the ACC, while Duke moves to 16-3 and 5-0 in the conference.
The Seminoles saw two impressive streaks come to an end. Junior Kia Asberg, who had not lost a set in her last 15 matches, lost to the country’s 83rd-ranked player, Duke’s Kathy Sell 6-4, 6-2. Freshman Marina Raic, who also had not lost in 15 matches and who had won 18 consecutive sets, lost her match at No.3 to Duke sophomore Megan Miller, the country’s 21st-ranked player. All six of the Blue Devils starters were ranked, the highest being Vanessa Webb at No.3 in the country. Webb defeated FSU freshman Alida Gallovits at No.1, 6-1, 6-1.
In doubles, Gallovits and partner, sophomore Nanette Duxin, lost to Webb and senior Karen Goldstein, 8-1 at No.1. Webb and Goldstein are the nation’s 3rd-ranked doubles team. FSU mixed up their doubles lineup against Duke, as Head Coach Lise Gregory split up the freshman combo of Raic and Jessica Balbuena for the first time this season. Raic played with sophomore Natalie Carratala at No.2, losing 8-3 to Duke’s Brooke Siebel and Erica Biro. Balbuena was scheduled to play with senior Ali Weber at No.3 before they defaulted.
The Seminoles return to the courts Saturday morning to face the 27t-ranked Tar Heels of North Carolina at 11:00am.
#2 Duke 9
#20 Florida State 0
SinglesNo.1 Vanessa Webb (DU) d. Alida Gallovits (FSU) 6-1, 6-1 No.2 Kristin Sanderson (DU) d. Nanette Duxin (FSU) 6-2, 6-2 No.3 Megan Miller (DU) d. Marina Raic (FSU) 6-3, 6-3 No.4 Karen Goldstein (DU) d. Jessica Balbuena (FSU) 6-0, 2-6, 6-2 No.5 Kathy Sell (DU) d. Kia Asberg (FSU) 6-4, 6-2 No.6 Erica Biro (DU) d. Ali Weber (FSU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4