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FSU Women’s Tennis Splits Matches at Minnesota Invite

Seminoles defeat Syracuse, lose to Minnesota



Jan. 20, 1998



MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Florida State women’s tennis team, ranked No. 44,
(1-1) opened up the 1998 dual match season splitting it’s matches at the
1998 Minnesota Invitational, defeating Syracuse 6-3 and falling to host
Minnesota 8-1.


In the season’s first match for the Seminoles, Minnesota took five of six
singles matches and two of three doubles matches en route to the 6-1 win.
FSU received wins from Helena Karlsson at No. 6 singles, defeating UM’s Jen
Mayes in straight sets 7-5, 6-4. Karlsson then teamed with Ali Weber to
defeat the doubles tandem of Jana Mrdinova and Tammy Wang 8-4 at the No. 3
spot.


The Tribe rebounded in the next match up against Syracuse, winning four
of six singles matches and two of three doubles. Karlsson won for the
second straight time blanking SU’s Marcoccia 6-0, 6-0 at No. 6 singles.
She and Weber also won their doubles match 8-3 over Borucka and Nevelosuka
at No. 3.


Also winning in singles action against Syracuse were Weber (No. 2),
Natalie Carratala’ (No. 4), Sasha Hanna (No. 5). FSU received also
received a doubles victory from Carratala’ and Hanna at No. 2.

Boxscore


Minnesota 8, Florida State 1

No. 1 singles, Sauska (MN) d. Duxin (FSU) 6-2, 7-5; 
No. 2, Rangsi-Knieurcha (MN) d. Weber 6-2, 6-0; 
No. 3, Elkins (MN) d. Asberg (FSU) 6-3, 6-3; 
No. 4, Mrdinova (MN) d. Carratala' (FSU) 6-3, 6-1; 
No. 5, Wang (MN) d. Hanna (FSU) 6-3, 6-3; 
No. 6, Karlsson (FSU) d. Mayes (MN) 7-5, 6-4.

No. 1  doubles, Sauska - Rangsi-Knieurcha (MN) d. Carratala' -Thompson(FSU) 8-4;
No. 2, Elkins - Mayes (MN) d. Hanna - Asberg (FSU) 9-8; 
No. 3, Weber - Karlsson (FSU) d. Mrdinova - Wang (MN) 8-4.



Florida State 6, Syracuse 3

No. 1 singles, Strnadova (SU) d. Duxin (FSU) 6-1, 6-7, 6-2; 
No. 2, Weber (FSU) d. Kanemitsu (SU) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2; 
No. 3, Nevelasuka (SU) d. Asberg (FSU) 6-2, 6-1; 
No. 4, Carratala' (FSU) d. Borucka (SU) 6-2, 6-2; 
No. 5, Hanna (FSU) d. Khualina (SU) 4-6, 6-0, 6-4; 
No. 6, Karlsson (FSU) d. Marcoccia (SU) 6-0, 6-0.  

No. 1 doubles, Strnadova - Khualina (SU) d. Thompson - Carratala' (FSU) 9-8; 
No. 2, Hanna - Asberg (FSU) d. Lai -Kanemitsu (SU) 9-8; 
No. 3, Weber - Karlsson (FSU) d. Borucka - Nevelosuka (SU) 8-3.