March 24, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Junior Kia Asberg and freshman Marina Raic each won their 13th consecutive match of the season today, helping the Seminoles to a 6-3 victory over #32 Kansas at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. It was the eighth straight win for the Seminoles, who just recently moved up to #20 in the national rankings. Florida State’s overall record improves to 16-3.
Kansas started off strong with victories at No.1 and No.2 singles, but the Jayhawks would be denied in the other four singles matches. Forida State’s Jessica Balbuena and Ali Weber, joined Asberg and Raic as singles winners, as the Seminoles won four out of six singles matches on the afternoon.
In doubles play, the Seminoles won two of three matches, falling at No.1, 9-8. The freshmen combo of Raic and Balbuena dominated at No.2 doubles, winning 8-1, while Asberg and sophomore Natalie Carratala teamed to win at No.3 doubles, 9-7.
FSUs No.1 doubles team of freshman Alida Gallovits and sophomore Nanette Duxin had their four match winning steak stopped by the country’s 40th ranked doubles team, Kansas’ Kris Sell and Cheryl Mallaiah.
The Seminoles look to extend their win streak when they host Wake Forest, the 17th ranked team in the country, on Friday at 2:30pm. Florida State is 2-0 in the ACC, while Wake Forest comes into Fridays match 1-0.
No.1 Kris Sell (KU) d. Alida Gallovits (FSU) 3-6, 3-6
No.2 Brooke Chiller (KU) d. Nanette Duxin (FSU) 4-6, 2-6
No.3 Marina Raic (FSU) d. Cheryl Mallaiah (KU) 6-0, 7-6
No.4 Jessica Balbuena (FSU) d. Monica Sekulov (KU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
No.5 Kia Asberg (FSU) d. Julia Sidorova (KU) 6-1, 6-1
No.6 Ali Weber (FSU) d. Christi Wagenaar (KU) 6-4, 6-2
No.1 Sell/C. Mallaiah (KU) d. Gallovits/Duxin (FSU) 9-8
No.2 Raic/Balbuena (FSU) d. Chiller/Sidorova (KU) 8-1
No.3 Carratala/Asberg (FSU) d. Sekulov/L. Mallaiah (KU) 9-7