Feb. 12, 2000
AUBURN, Ala. – The 19th-ranked Florida State Lady Seminoles
concluded their four-match road swing by defeating the 44th-ranked Auburn
Tigers 6-3 on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Seminoles (3-2) won four of six
singles matches and two of three doubles matches at the Luther Young Tennis
Center to hand Auburn (2-1) its first loss of the season.
In singles, FSU junior Nanette Duxin pulled out the closest match
of the afternoon, defeating Auburn’s Simone Jardim in three sets at No. 2
singles, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. FSU’s Kia Asberg, Alida Gallovits and Ali Weber
all won singles matches for Florida State. Asberg won her second match in
a row after coming away with the only win in FSU’s 5-1 loss earlier in the
week at Florida. Asberg’s record on the year improves to 12-5 and 3-2 in
dual match play. Gallovits won her team-leading 12th match of the year,
improving to 12-5. Weber evened her overall record to 9-9 and ended a
three-match skid with a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 6 singles.
In doubles, the FSU duo of Gallovits and Duxin played their first
match of the season at No. 1 and won 8-6 over Auburn’s Andrea Piski and
Katia Illarionova. The team of Asberg and sophomore Marina Raic won their
second match in a row together, defeating Auburn’s Carolina Maurer and
Caroline Thompson in a 9-8(7-4) tiebreaker.
Florida State will return home for a nine-match homestand beginning
on Friday against Jacksonville University. The match is scheduled to get
underway Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.
#19 Florida State 6 #44 Auburn 3
|No. 1||#32 Alida Gallovits (FSU)||d.||Andrea Piski (Auburn)||6-3, 7-5|
|No. 2||Nanette Duxin (FSU)||d.||Simone Jardim (Auburn)||6-2, 4-6, 6-3|
|No. 3||Katia Illarionova (Auburn)||d.||Jessica Balbuena (Auburn)||2-6, 6-1, 6-1|
|No. 4||Lucy Altman (Auburn)||d.||Marina Raic (FSU)||6-2, 6-1|
|No. 5||Kia Asberg (FSU)||d.||Carolina Maurer (Auburn)||6-2, 6-1|
|No. 6||Ali Weber (FSU)||d.||Caroline Thompson (Auburn)||6-0, 6-2|
|No. 1||Gallovits/Duxin (FSU)||d.||Piski/Illarionova (Auburn)||8-6|
|No. 2||Jardim/Altman (Auburn)||d.||Balbuena/Weber (FSU)||8-3|
|No. 3||Raic/Asberg (FSU)||d.||Maurer/Thompson (Auburn)||9-8(4)|