March 11, 1999
HOUSTON – The Florida State women’s tennis team improved it’s record to 11-3 and to 3-1 on this current road trip. The Lady Seminoles have two matches remaining, one on Friday against Rice University and one on Saturday against Tulane University, before they return home to begin their conference schedule.
FSU, which recently jumped thirteen spots in the rankings, proved they deserved the ranking with a victory against the nation’s 39th-ranked University of Houston, 5-4, on Wednesday. The Lady Seminoles were led by Kia Asberg and Marina Raic who each extended their match winning steaks to eight. Other singles winners were Ali Weber and Jessica Balbuena. Sophomore Nanette Duxin lost to the nation’s 61st ranked player, Sarah Borwell, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.
In doubles, Marina Raic and Jessica Balbuena improved their dual match record to 8-3 with the only doubles win of the afternoon for Florida State. Duxin and freshman Alida Gallovits lost at No.1 to the country’s 31st ranked doubles team of Borwell and Galina Seliounina, 8-3.
The Lady Seminoles next home match will be on March 20th against the University of Virginia. That match will open up the ACC season for FSU, and give them a chance to defeat another higher ranked opponent. Virgina is currently ranked #32, while Florida State sits at #35.
#35 Florida State 5, No. 39 Houston 4
No.1 Galina Seliounina (UH) d. Alida Gallovits (FSU) 6-0, 6-1
No.2 Sarah Borwell (UH) d. Nanette Duxin (FSU) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
No.3 Marina Raic (FSU) d. Luciane Kelbert (UH) 6-3, 6-4
No.4 Ali Weber (FSU) d. Joanna Cunliffe (UH) 6-0, 6-2
No.5 Jessica Balbuena (FSU) d. Anke Reints (UH) 6-2, 7-6(5)
No.6 Kia Asberg (FSU) d. Kailey Meisinger (UH) 6-0, 6-0
No.1 Borwell/Seliounina (UH) d. Duxin/Gallovits (FSU) 8-3
No.2 Raic/Balbuena (FSU) d. Kelbert/Reints (UH) 8-5
No.3 Cunliffe/Bolle (UH) d. Asberg/Weber (FSU) 8-4