Oct. 3, 1999
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Florida State women’s tennis team closed out the three-day South Carolina Invitational with five victories on Sunday. FSU returns home with three seventh place finishes and a fifth place finish. Florida’s Traci Green won the singles “A” draw championship and South Carolina’s Lynn Yin Tan and Leigh Eichelberger won the doubles “A” draw championship.
In the singles “A” draw, Florida State senior Ali Weber defeated Eldina Fazlic in straight sets 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday to claim seventh place. Weber, who was 2-2 in singles for the tournament, teamed with sophomore Jessica Balbuena in doubles. The FSU duo defeated South Florida’s Ildiko Zubor and Natalie Schwartz 8-2 to finish in seventh place of the doubles “B” draw. Balbuena also competed in the singles “A” draw, coming from behind on Sunday to defeat Natalia Manasoua 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 to take 13th place.
FSU senior Kia Asberg improved to 7-1 this fall with a straight set victory over North Carolina State’s Loni Worsley, 6-3, 7-5. Asberg, who two weeks ago won the singles “C” draw championship at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic in Tuscaloosa, Ala., was FSU’s highest finisher at the South Carolina Invitational. Asberg took fifth place in the singles “B” draw.
Junior Christy Travis did not lose a game on Sunday, defeating Louisville’s San Martin for seventh place in the singles “C” draw. Travis concluded the tournament with a 2-2 record in singles and a 1-1 record in doubles. Travis played with Louisville’s Beckett Hoyt and the two finished in third place of the doubles “C” draw.
The Lady Seminoles will be back in action on Friday, October 15th, when they host the Lady Seminole Fall Classic at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.