January 27, 2002 - by
Women’s Tennis Suffers First Loss Of Season To No. 4 Vanderbilt

Jan. 27, 2002





TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s tennis team were handed their first loss of the season Sunday by the no. 4 Lady Commodores of Vanderbilt University. The Seminoles’ record falls to 2-1 on the season.


Anca Dumitrescu and Christina Denny, playing number three doubles, looked poised to win their match by going up 6-1, but the tandem of Jenny Miller and Kelly Schmandt of Vanderbilt proved too much for the team and came back to win 9-7. Vanderbilt had already taken the doubles point, winning at both no. 1 (8-2) and no.2 (8-1) doubles positions.


In singles play, the Commodores came out strong and were able to take five matches in straight sets. In each of their matches, Florida State senior Alida Gallovits and freshman Lauren Walker forced a third set but both players had to withdraw due to injury.


“Because of the fact that Vanderbilt is such a strong team, they were able to expose some of our weaknesses which I think will help us a lot down the road,” head coach Lise Gregory said after the match.


The Lady Seminoles have the week off and will next face University of Central Florida Sunday, February 3rd at noon.



Box Score:


Florida State: 0
Vanderbilt: 7


Singles:


No. 1 Sarah Riske (VU) d. Anca Dumitrescu (FSU) 6-1, 6-3


No. 2 Jenny Miller (VU) d. Christina Denny (VU) 6-2, 6-1


No. 3 Katie Blaszak (VU) d. Jessica Balbuena (FSU) 7-5, 6-2


No. 4 Kate Burson (VU) d. Alida Gallovits (FSU) 6-4, 1-6, 0-1 ret.


No. 5 Kelly Schmandt (VU) d. Lauren Walker (FSU) 6-1, 5-7, 3-1 ret.


No. 6 Annie Menees (VU d. Amberly Tantee (FSU) 6-1, 6-0


Doubles


No. 1 Riske/Tsoubanos (VU) d.Gallovits/Balbuena (FSU) 8-2


No. 2 Burson/Menees (VU) d. Walker/Tantee (FSU) 8-1


No. 3 Miller/ Schmandt (VU) d. Dumitrescu/Denny (FSU) 9-7

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