March 22, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s tennis team faces a tough non-conference opponent on Wednesday at 2:30pm, here in Tallahassee. The Seminoles host the Jayhawks from Kansas University in a match against two of the country’s better programs. The Jayhawks are currently ranked 23rd in the nation with a record of 5-8. Five of Kansas’ losses have come against teams that were at the time, ranked in the top 20.
Florida State enters the match with a seven match win streak. The Seminoles record is 15-3 on the season and 2-0 in the ACC. They will return to ACC action against Wake Forest (# 16) on Friday at 2:30pm.
Leading the way for the Seminoles has been junior Kia Asberg and freshman Marina Raic. They have each won twelve consecutive matches dating back to the Florida match. The Seminoles look to capitalize on the momentum of sweeping Maryland (#36) 9-0 on Sunday. FSU did not drop a set all afternoon and got a huge win in No.1 doubles. The team of Alida Gallovits and Nanette Duxin upset the eleventh ranked doubles team in the country, Maryland’s Meg Griffin and Lorraine Bittles. Gallovits and Duxin should get another crack at a top ranked team on Wednesday as Kansas brings to town the country’s 33rd ranked team, Kris Sell and Cheryl Mallaiah. Sell is the only ranked Jayhawk in singles, at #15.
FSU Head Coach Lise Gregory is pleased with the team’s effort so far, “We are playing really well right now, that was a big win for us against a good Maryland team.”