Jan. 27, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s tennis team improved to 4-0 in dual-match play Sunday, January 26th, as they defeated UCF by a score of 6-1. Anca Dumitrescu continued to overpower her competition as she led the Seminoles against the Golden Knights. The Tribe will take their unblemished record on the road as Florida State prepares for a five-match road stint.
The Seminoles got off to a strong start as they swept doubles play. Amberly Tantee and Brooke Cordell, playing at the No. 3 position, put on an impressive performance, as they defeated Kristina Lohmos and Amira Samara of UCF, 8-0. At the No. 2 position, Christina Denny and Mihaela Moldovan had no trouble knocking off Pamela Fernandez and Anna Westin of UCF by a score of 8-3. Florida State’s Daniela Gheorghe and Dumitrescu struggled at the No. 1 position, but defeated Marieke Gunawan and Julie Pecastaing by a score of 9-8 (5).
Florida State gained momentum after earning the first point of the day in doubles action and rolled thru singles play with only one loss. At the No. 1 position, Dumitrescu defeated Gunawan of UCF, 6-1, 6-3. Florida State’s Moldovan had an impressive performance at the No. 2 position, defeating Anna Westin by scores of 6-3, 6-0. In No. 4 singles, Gheorghe defeated UCF’s Christina Lohmos, 3-6, 6-3, 10-8. Cordell was victorious at the No. 5 position, beating Ola Luczak by scores of 6-2, 6-0. Tantee looked strong in No. 6 singles, as she overpowered Fernandez of UCF by scores of 6-4, 6-0. Florida State’s Denny was the only Seminole to fall on Sunday as she was defeated by Julie Pecastaing of UCF, 6-4, 4-6, 6-10.
The Seminoles take to the road this weekend as they travel to New Orleans, La. to take on the Green Wave of Tulane on Saturday, February 1st, at noon. Florida State will return home February 19th, when the Seminoles will host the Gators of Florida at 5:00 pm.
Florida State 6
Doubles: FSU-1, UCF-0
Marieke Gunawan & Julie Pecastaing (UCF) 8 (5)
Pamela Fernandez & Anna Westin (UCF) 3
3) Amberly Tantee & Brooke Cordell (FSU) 8 FSU
Kristina Lohmos & Amira Samara (UCF) 0
Singles: FSU – 5 UCF – 1
1) Anca Dumitrescu (FSU) d. Marieke Gunawan (UCF) 6-1,6-3
2) Mihaela Moldovan (FSU) d. Anna Westin (UCF) 6-3, 6-0
3) Julie Pecastaing (UCF) d. Christina Denny(FSU) 6-4, 4-6, 10-6
4) Daniela Gheorghe (FSU) d. Christina Lohmos (UCF) 3-6, 6-3, 10-8
5) Brooke Cordell (FSU) d. Ola Luczak (UCF) 6-2,6-0
6) Amberly Tantee (FSU) d. Pamela Fernandez (UCF) 6-4, 6-0