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Women’s Tennis To Host Two Top 50 Teams

March 7, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The 19th-ranked Florida State Lady Seminoles
are preparing to face two top 50 teams this week, No. 29 Baylor and No. 45
Tulane. FSU will host Baylor on Wednesday and Tulane on Thursday. Both
matches are scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Scott Speicher Tennis

Florida State is 9-2 entering Wednesday’s match and the Lady Noles
have maintained their top 20 ranking throughout the season. FSU’s 9-2
start is the best in school history and the team is two wins away from
tying the Lady Seminole record of nine straight wins set back in 1991. The
team’s current seven-match winning streak is the fourth longest in the
program’s 20-year existence.

FSU is led by senior Kia Asberg who is currently riding an
eight-match winning streak. Asberg has played at four different positions
for FSU this spring including four of the past five at No. 3. In doubles,
Asberg teams with sophomore Marina Raic and the duo have a six-match
winning streak.

Four of FSU’s six singles starters are riding winning streaks of
two or more matches. FSU’s No. 1 player sophomore Alida Gallovits is ranked
56th in the nation and will most likely be paired with the country’s
25th-ranked player, Baylor’s Jahnavi Parekh, on Wednesday. FSU junior
Nanette Duxin’s probable match-up is with Baylor’s Katja Kovac, the
nation’s 45th-ranked player. Duxin has defeated two of the three ranked
opponents she has faced this dual match season.

The two matches this week are the final two for FSU before they
begin their ACC schedule on March 16th with the North Carolina Tar Heels
here in Tallahassee, Fla.

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