February 18, 2003 - by
Florida State Womens Tennis team to host 2nd-ranked Florida

Feb. 18, 2003

The Florida State Women’s Tennis team will host state-rival Florida Wednesday, February 19th, at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center, in Tallahassee, Fla. The match is set to begin at 5:00pm. Florida enters the match ranked 2nd in the nation, with a record of 7-1, while Florida State has a record of 6-1, and is ranked 56th in the country.

Florida comes into the match leading the all-time series, which dates back to 1973, with a record of 25-0. The last time the teams met was in February 2002 in Gainesville, when the Gators defeated the Seminoles 6-1.

Florida State enters the match with a record of 6-1; their only loss coming at the hands of Tulane, 4-3. Tulane was ranked 36th when they defeated Florida State. The Seminoles are led by Anca Dumitrescu, ranked 50th in the nation, who has won 13 out of 16 of her singles matches this season.

The Gators, who’s only loss came to top-ranked Duke, 4-3, currently have four of eight players ranked in the top 25. A fifth player is ranked 26th. Lindsay Dawaf, ranked 7th, and Alexis Gordon, ranked 9th, lead the Florida squad in singles play. Florida is led in doubles action by Julia Scaringe and Alexis Gordon, who are ranked 7th nationally. Lindsay Dawaf and Julie Rotondi are ranked 12th in the nation.

The Seminoles will return to the court Sunday, February 23rd to battle the Alabama Crimson-Tide. The match is scheduled to take place in Tallahassee at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center at noon.

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