Oct. 2, 1999
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Florida State women’s tennis team traveled to Columbia, S.C. for the South Carolina Invitational this weekend. All three entrants in the singles portion of the tournament advanced to the quarterfinals of their respective draws on Friday. Senior Ali Weber will play the 87th-ranked player in the country, Florida’s Julia Scaringe, on Saturday for a chance at the semifinals of the “A” draw.
The action on the Maxcy Gregg Tennis Courts began Friday morning and will conclude with the Finals of the three draws on Sunday. In the singles “B” draw, FSU’s Kia Asberg won her fifth consecutive match to open the year against South Florida’s Tina Harrison, 7-5, 6-1. In the quarterfinals, against Lynn Yin Tan of South Carolina, Asberg suffered her first loss of the year, 6-2, 6-2. Two weeks ago in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Asberg won the “C” draw championship at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic.
Junior Christy Travis won her opening match of the tournament in the “C” draw. Travis defeated Louisville’s Kelly Ford in three sets, 6-2, 6-7, 6-1. Travis went onto play Kristen Nicholls from North Carolina State in the quarterfinals and lost 6-2, 6-3. Travis will South Florida’s Ildiko Zubor in the consolation round Saturday at 11:30. After her singles match Saturday, Travis will return to the courts for her semifinals match in doubles. Travis is paired with Beckett Hoyt of Louisville in the doubles “C” draw.
Other FSU matches Saturday will include Asberg’s match against North Carolina State’s Brie Glover at noon and in the doubles “A” draw, Jessica Balbuena and Ali Weber will play the Gildemeister sisters from North Carolina State in the consolation bracket at 3:00 p.m.