January 29, 2000 - by
Women’s Tennis Wins Season Opener

Jan. 29, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 19th-ranked Florida State Seminoles, despite
the unfavorable weather, defeated the Georgia Southern Eagles by a score of
8 to 1.

The Seminoles swept the singles half of the match by winning all
six matches without losing a set. At No. 1 singles, Alida Gallovits, who
is ranked 32nd in the country, defeated Isabella Kling by a score of 6-2,
6-4. Gallovits revenged the loss she suffered last year to Kling in
straight set tie-breakers. While Gallovits teammate Nanette Duxin was
securing a victory against England native Martha Barrett 6-4, 6-0, Jessica
Balbuena defeated Jennifer Runnion by a score of 6-2, 6-1. In singles
positions four through six, the Florida State Seminoles Kia Asberg, Ali
Weber and Marina Raic won all three matches while only dropping three total

Despite the loss at No. 1 doubles, the duo of Weber and Balbuena
played a stong match against Kling and McNamee, by a score of 8-4. At No. 2
doubles, Gallovits and Duxin defeated Barrett and Runnion 8-1, and at No. 3
doubles the senior/sophomore duo of Asberg and Raic defeated the
freshman/sophomore duo of Reilly and Nance by a score of 8-3.

The next date the Seminoles have with the courts is against
Vanderbilt University on February 4 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Box Score
#19 Florida State               8
NR Georgia Southern             1

Singles No. 1 Alida Gallovits (FSU) d. Isabella Kling (GSU) 6-2,6-4 No. 2 Nanette Duxin (FSU) d. Martha Barrett (GSU) 6-4,6-0 No. 3 Jessica Balbuena (FSU) d. Jennifer Runnion (GSU) 6-2,6-1 No. 4 Kia Asberg (FSU) d. Ella Reilly (GSU) 6-0,6-1 No. 5 Ali Weber (FSU) d. Brooke McNamee (GSU) 6-0,6-0 NO. 6 Marina Raic (FSU) d. Taylor Nance (GSU) 6-2,6-0

Doubles No. 1 Kling/McNamee (GSU) d. Weber/Balbuena (FSU) 8-4 No. 2 Gallovitz/Duxin (FSU) d. Barrett/Runnion (GSU) 8-1 No. 3 Asberg/Raic (FSU) d. Reilly/Nance (GSU) 8-3

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