March 24, 2002 - by
Lady Seminoles Fall To Demon Deacons in Women’s Tennis, 6-1

March 24, 2002

Florida State completed their weekend road trip to North Carolina on Sunday, March 24th, as they traveled to Winston Salem to take on Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons entered the contest ranked 2nd nationally and boasted a record of 14-2 on the season. The 48th-ranked Lady Seminoles could not break a seven-year losing streak to Wake Forest as the Deacons defeated Florida State, 6-1.

Florida State was swept in doubles play, as Wake Forest earned the first point of the day. In No. 1 doubles, Wake Forest’s Janet Bergman and Bea Bielik, ranked 1st nationally, defeated Jessica Balbuena and Lauren Walker by a score of 8-4. Christina Denny and Alida Gallovits, playing at the No. 2 position, fell to Karin Coetzee and Aimee Smith of Wake Forest, 8-2. Florida State’s Anca Dumitrescu and Beth Lawrence were defeated by Katie Martzolf and Danielle Schwartz in No. 3 doubles, 8-6.

The Deacon’s were too much for the Seminoles in singles play, as Florida State fell in five of six matches. Earning Florida State’s only point, freshman Meredith Fish defeated Elizabeth Proctor at the No. 6 position, 6-2, 4-6, (10-8). In No. 4 singles, Denny took Wake Forest’s Martzolf, ranked 81st nationally, to three sets before falling by a score of 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. Senior Balbuena, playing at the No. 3 position, was defeated by Maren Haus in a close match, 6-4, 7-5. Florida State’s Walker fell to Coetzee in No. 5 singles by a score of 6-2, 6-4. Playing at the No. 2 position, Gallovits, ranked 114th in the country, fell to Wake Forest’s Bergman, ranked 17th nationally, 6-4, 6-1. In No. 1 singles, Anca Dumitrescu, ranked 36th nationally, fell to the top ranked player in the nation, Bielik, by a score of 6-2, 6-1.

Florida State will return to action on Saturday, March 30th, when the Lady Seminoles host the North Carolina Tarheels. The match is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and will be held at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center on the Florida State University campus.

Box Score
# 48 Florida State 1
# 2 Wake Forest 6


No. 1 Bea Bielik (WF) d. Anca Dumitrescu (FSU), 6-2, 6-1

No. 2 Janet Bergman (WF) d. Alida Gallovits (FSU), 6-4, 6-1

No. 3 Maren Haus (WF) d. Jessica Balbuena (FSU), 6-4, 7-5

No. 4 Katie Martzolf (WF) d. Christina Denny (FSU), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

No. 5 Karin Coetzee (WF) d. Lauren Walker (FSU), 6-2, 6-4

No. 6 Meredith Fish (FSU) d. Elizabeth Proctor (WF), 6-2, 4-6 (10-8)


No. 1 Bergman/Bielik (WF) d. Balbuena/Walker (FSU), 8-4

No. 2 Coetzee/Aimee Smith (WF) d. Denny/Gallovits (FSU), 8-2

No. 3 Martzolf/Danielle Schwartz (WF) d. Dumitrescu/Beth Lawrence (FSU), 8-6

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