Feb. 2, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, FL.–The Florida State women’s tennis team will face Alabama on Sunday, February 4th at noon at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. The two teams have played each other seven times in dual match competition. The last meeting was in 1992 and the Seminoles lead the all-time series 6-1.
Florida State stayed at No. 21 in the rankings after last week’s win over Georgia Southern in the season opener. Led by junior Alida Gallovits at the No. 1 position, the Seminoles are looking to add another victory over a tough visiting team. Alabama is currently ranked in 71st place in the nation and head into Sunday’s match against the Seminoles with a 5-0 record for the year. Just like the Seminoles, the Crimson Tide is yet to give up a point.
“Alabama is definitely a tough team that has improved a lot over the past couple of years,” said head coach Lise Gregory. “[Head coach] Jennie Mainz works extremely hard and her team competes very well. Though Alabama has more dual match experience than us this season, I think we make up for that advantage by the way we focus on making everything count in practice.”
After this weekends match the women’s team will prepare to host the No. 3 ranked University of Florida on February 9th at 4:00 p.m at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.