March 6, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State women’s tennis team defeated the
University of South Florida, 6-3, Friday afternoon at the Scott Speicher
Tennis Center in Tallahassee to improve their record to 4-5 on the season.
The Seminoles took four of the six singles matches to take a commanding
lead going into the doubles play of the match. Florida State was led by
Ali Weber at No. 2 singles who defeated Katherine Tessier in straight sets
6-1, 6-3. Other winners for FSU in singles were No. 3 Kia Asberg, No. 4
Sasha Hanna and No. 5 Natalie Carratala.
Florida State clinched the match when the No. 2 doubles team of Carratala
and Nanette Duxin defeated Alicia Kerstyn and Jacqueline Bunting 8-3. The
other victory at doubles came at No. 3 where Weber and Helena Karlsson
defeated Maria-Eve Girard and Karin Stigh 8-5.
The Seminoles play again tomorrow, Saturday, when they face in state rival the University of Miami at 11:00 a.m. at the Speicher Tennis Center.
Florida State 6 – South Florida 3
No. 1 Kerstyn (USF) d. Duxin (FSU) 6-4, 6-4;
No. 2 Weber (FSU) d. Tessier (USF) 6-1, 6-3;
No. 3 Asberg (FSU) d. Bunting (USF) 6-1, 6-3;
No. 4 Hanna (FSU) d. Girard (USF) 6-7, 6-3, 6-2;
No. 5 Carratala (FSU) d. Harrison (USF) 6-4, 6-4;
No. 6 Stigh (USF) d. Karlsson (FSU) 2-6, 2-6
No. 1 Tessier, Harrison (USF) d. Hanna, Asberg 8-3;
No. 2 Carratala, Duxin (FSU) d. Kerstyn, Bunting (USF) 8-3;
No. 3 Weber, Karlsson (FSU) d. Girard, Stigh (USF) 8-5
FSU – (4-5) USF – (3-3)