October 2, 1999 - by
Asberg Advances To Fifth-Place Match In South Carolina Invitational

Oct. 2, 1999

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Florida State women’s tennis team continues to compete against some of the South region’s best players. FSU head coach Lise Gregory will have two players playing for seventh place in their respective draws and one for fifth.

Senior Kia Asberg won on Saturday against North Carolina State’s Brie Glover to improve to 6-1 this fall. Asberg will play another North Carolina State player, Loni Worsley, on Sunday for fifth place in the “B” draw.

In the “A” draw, FSU sophomore Jessica Balbuena battled back from losing her first two matches of the tournament to win on Saturday against William and Mary’s Nina Kamp, 6-3, 6-4. Also in the “A” draw for FSU, senior Ali Weber will try to come back from two straight losses after winning her first match of the tournament, and beat Eldina Falzie for seventh place on Sunday. Junior Christy Travis will also attempt to close out her South Carolina Invitational tournament with a win to garner seventh place in the “C” draw.

In doubles, FSU’s team of Weber and Balbuena will face South Florida’s Tina Harrison and Katherine Tessier on Sunday for fifth place in draw “A”. Travis and partner Beckett Hoyt of Louisville finished in third place of the doubles “C” draw.

Action begins tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. at the Maxcy Gregg Tennis Courts in Columbia, S.C.

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