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Virginia Women's Tennis Falls To Florida State, 7-2

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM Leslie Cook won her No. 4 singles match 6-3, 6-4 over Florida State's Jessica Balbuena in Sunday's match.
Leslie Cook won her No. 4 singles match 6-3, 6-4 over Florida State's Jessica Balbuena in Sunday's match.

March 19, 2000

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The 54th-ranked University of Virginia women's tennis team lost to 20th-ranked Florida State 7-2 in the Cavaliers' ACC opener Sunday, March 19 in Charlottesville. With the loss, UVa falls to 9-5 overall and 0-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Florida State improves 11-3 overall and 2-0 in the ACC.

The Seminoles took a 4-2 lead after singles play and swept all three doubles matches for the 7-2 victory.

Third-years Leslie Cook (Boynton Beach, Fla./Lake Worth Christian) and Kelly Weaver (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) registered the Cavaliers' wins in the match. Cook won her #4 singles match 6-3, 6-4 over Jessica Balbuena, while Weaver posted a 7-6 (8), 6-4 win over Ali Weber at #6 singles.

At the #1 singles slot, second-year Amy O'Donnell (Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah) lost a tough three-set match to 84th-ranked Alida Gallovits 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Third-year Christie Schweer (Houston, Texas/Memorial) dropped a 6-1, 7-6 (4) decision to Nanette Duxin at #2. In the third singles slot, first-year Henriette Williams (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) won the first set, but couldn't hold on to her lead as she lost 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to Kia Asberg. At #5 singles, first-year Jennifer Tuchband (Millburn, N.J./Millburn) fell to Marina Raic 6-4, 7-6.

In doubles play, the Seminoles won all three matches. Gallovits and Duxin teamed to defeat UVa's top duo of Cook and Schweer 8-4 at #1. Asberg and Raic posted an 8-6 victory at #2 over Virginia's O'Donnell and second-year Christine Kim (McLean, Va./Bishop Ireton). At #3 doubles, FSU's Weber and Balbuena defeated Tuchband and Weaver 8-1.

Virginia returns to action on Wednesday, March 29 when it hosts Richmond at 2:00 p.m. at the Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center in Charlottesville.

Florida State 7, Virginia 2


1. No. T84 Alida Gallovits (FSU) def. Amy O'Donnell (UVa), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

2. Nanette Duxin (FSU) def. Christie Schweer (UVa), 6-1, 7-6 (4)

3. Kia Asberg (FSU) def. Henriette Williams (UVa), 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

4. Leslie Cook (UVa) def. Jessica Balbuena (FSU), 6-3, 6-4

5. Marina Raic (FSU) Jennifer Tuchband (UVa), 6-4, 7-6

6. Kelly Weaver (UVa) def. Ali Weber (FSU), 7-6 (8), 6-4


1. Gallovits and Duxin (FSU) def. Cook and Schweer (UVa), 8-4

2. Asberg and Raic (FSU) def. O'Donnell and Kim (UVa), 8-6

3. Weber and Balbuena (FSU) def. Weaver and Tuchband (UVa), 8-1




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