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FSU Women’s Tennis Prepares For North Carolina


Lady Seminoles are ranked 20th in nation.



Kia Asberg is in the midst of a ten match winning streak.

March 15, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, FLa. — The 20th-ranked Florida State women’s tennis

team will host the 27th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels Thursday in their

first ACC match of the 2000 dual match season. North Carolina comes to

Tallahassee, Fla. with a record of 5-6 and FSU enters the match with a 10-3

record.

Florida State is coming off a 7-2 victory over No. 45 Tulane last

Thursday. The week off in between matches is the second longest break the

Lady Seminoles have enjoyed this season. At the end of February, FSU had

eight days off between wins against Southern Mississippi and No. 24

Louisiana State.

Florida State senior Kia Asberg enters Thursday’s match with a

10-match winning streak and a 20-5 overall record. Last season, Asberg was

second on the team in wins with 30 and along with teammate Marina Raic, set

the FSU school record with a 15-match winning streak. FSU sophomore Alida

Gallovits is ranked No. 56 in the country and is 8-5 at No. 1 singles this

season.

FSU’s Ali Weber is riding a four-match winning streak heading into

the UNC match. The senior is 7-5 in dual match play this year and 14-11

overall. Junior Nanette Duxin is 8-5 in dual matches and has defeated two

ranked opponents the season. Duxin also teams with Gallovits to play No. 1

doubles for the Lady Seminoles. The Florida State doubles tandem of Weber

and Jessica Balbuena is currently on a six-match winning streak and is

undefeated at the No. 3 position.

Thursday’s match with the Tar Heels is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start

at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.

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