April 13, 2004
Tallahassee – The No. 26 Florida State women’s tennis squad (16-6, 6-2 ACC) travel to Raleigh, N.C. to the Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center to compete at the 2004 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Tennis Championship. The Seminoles are seeded third, after finishing tied for the most conference wins in the program’s ten year history.
Florida State vs. Wake Forest
The Demon Deacons hold a 5-17 advantage against the Tribe since starting play in 1992 when FSU joined the ACC. The Seminoles beat Wake Forest on the road this season, 6-1. The win bettered the number of conference wins FSU posted last season. The Tribe swept all three doubles matches and took five of six singles matches to upset the then-higher ranked Demon Deacons.
Seminoles Seniors Career Seasons
Seniors Christina Denny (Canton, Ohio/Bradenton) and Anca Dumitrescu (Bucharest, Romania/VCU) are having career springs in singles matches. Denny, who posted a 13-match consecutive win streak, has 18 wins, besting her 2001-02 dual match, single season high. Dumitrescu matched her spring season, dual match win streak posting 15 wins against seven losses at the number one position.
Moldovan Undefeated in Singles’ Season
Junior Mihaela Moldovan (Bucharest, Romania/Emil Racovita) ended the season with 22 dual match, singles wins, all at the number two position. The reigning NCAA South Region Rookie of the Year became the first Seminole to end the regular season undefeated. Moldovan recorded big wins over higher ranked Tulane (No. 27), LSU (No.44), Maryland (No. 50), Virginia (No. 43), Wake Forest (No. 38), UNC (No. 9), Duke (No. 3), Georgia Tech (No. 41), Clemson (No. 21) and defending national champion Florida (No. 2). Moldovan upset the Gators’ #32 Julie Rotondi, playing out of the number two position, 4-6, 7-5, 10-6.
Rookies to the Rescue
Two Seminole newcomers Roxanne Clarke (Cape Town, South Africa/Clapham) and Lindsay Deason (St. Petersburg, FL/Boca Raton Prep) have posted at least ten wins in singles and doubles. Deason, paired with Dumitrescu leads the Seminoles with twelve doubles wins while Clarke has eleven, partnered with Moldovan. In singles, Clarke sits at 13 wins and Deason has 15, both sharing time at the number four and five positions.