April 22, 1999
ATLANTA – The third-seeded Florida State Seminoles will face the sixth-seeded Virginia Cavaliers at 9 am Friday. The Lady Seminoles had expected to face the North Carolina Tar Heels however an end of the season overturn of a loss to N.C. State catapulted the Tar Heels into fourth place. The Tar Heels had protested a one point loss to N.C. State earlier in the season.
FSU and Virginia faced each other in the regular season in March, with Florida State coming away with the victory, 6-3. The Lady Seminoles top three players will face opponents that they beat in the regular season in Tallahassee. The question mark arises at positions No. 4 through No. 6 where each Lady Seminole will face an opponent that they did not see back in March. Freshman Jessica Balbuena will play at No. 4 singles for FSU, where she was 7-6 during the regular season. Junior Kia Asberg will play at No. 5 singles, where she posted a 7-1 record. At No. 6 singles, the Lady Seminoles will count on junior Ali Weber who is riding a two-match winning streak at No. 6.
In doubles, the Lady Seminoles won 14 out of 24 ACC matches during the regular season. Leading the way in doubles for FSU is the country’s 42nd-ranked team of freshman Alida Gallovits and sophomore Nanette Duxin. Gallovits and Duxin went 5-3 in the ACC and 13-7 overall at No. 1 doubles.
1st Round ACC Tournament Lineup:
No. 1 Alida Gallovits (FSU) vs. Paige Boiko (UVA)
No. 2 Nanette Duxin (FSU) vs. Stacy Gingold (UVA)
No. 3 Marina Raic (FSU) vs. Amy O’Donnell (UVA)
No. 4 Jessica Balbuena (FSU) vs. Leslie Cook (UVA)
No. 5 Kia Asberg (FSU) vs. Christie Schweer (UVA)
No. 6 Ali Weber (FSU) vs. Kelly Weaver (UVA)
No. 1 Gallovits/Duxin (FSU) vs. Boiko/Gingold (UVA)
No. 2 Balbuena/Raic (FSU) vs. Cook/Schweer (UVA)
No. 3 N. Carratala/Asberg (FSU) vs. Kim/Weaver (UVA)