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FSU Women's Tennis Splits Matches at Minnesota Invite

Seminoles defeat Syracuse, lose to Minnesota

Jan. 20, 1998

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The Florida State women's tennis team, ranked No. 44, (1-1) opened up the 1998 dual match season splitting it's matches at the 1998 Minnesota Invitational, defeating Syracuse 6-3 and falling to host Minnesota 8-1.

In the season's first match for the Seminoles, Minnesota took five of six singles matches and two of three doubles matches en route to the 6-1 win. FSU received wins from Helena Karlsson at No. 6 singles, defeating UM's Jen Mayes in straight sets 7-5, 6-4. Karlsson then teamed with Ali Weber to defeat the doubles tandem of Jana Mrdinova and Tammy Wang 8-4 at the No. 3 spot.

The Tribe rebounded in the next match up against Syracuse, winning four of six singles matches and two of three doubles. Karlsson won for the second straight time blanking SU's Marcoccia 6-0, 6-0 at No. 6 singles. She and Weber also won their doubles match 8-3 over Borucka and Nevelosuka at No. 3.

Also winning in singles action against Syracuse were Weber (No. 2), Natalie Carratala' (No. 4), Sasha Hanna (No. 5). FSU received also received a doubles victory from Carratala' and Hanna at No. 2.

Boxscore

Minnesota 8, Florida State 1

No. 1 singles, Sauska (MN) d. Duxin (FSU) 6-2, 7-5; 
No. 2, Rangsi-Knieurcha (MN) d. Weber 6-2, 6-0; 
No. 3, Elkins (MN) d. Asberg (FSU) 6-3, 6-3; 
No. 4, Mrdinova (MN) d. Carratala' (FSU) 6-3, 6-1; 
No. 5, Wang (MN) d. Hanna (FSU) 6-3, 6-3; 
No. 6, Karlsson (FSU) d. Mayes (MN) 7-5, 6-4.

No. 1  doubles, Sauska - Rangsi-Knieurcha (MN) d. Carratala' -Thompson(FSU) 8-4;
No. 2, Elkins - Mayes (MN) d. Hanna - Asberg (FSU) 9-8; 
No. 3, Weber - Karlsson (FSU) d. Mrdinova - Wang (MN) 8-4.



Florida State 6, Syracuse 3

No. 1 singles, Strnadova (SU) d. Duxin (FSU) 6-1, 6-7, 6-2; 
No. 2, Weber (FSU) d. Kanemitsu (SU) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2; 
No. 3, Nevelasuka (SU) d. Asberg (FSU) 6-2, 6-1; 
No. 4, Carratala' (FSU) d. Borucka (SU) 6-2, 6-2; 
No. 5, Hanna (FSU) d. Khualina (SU) 4-6, 6-0, 6-4; 
No. 6, Karlsson (FSU) d. Marcoccia (SU) 6-0, 6-0.  

No. 1 doubles, Strnadova - Khualina (SU) d. Thompson - Carratala' (FSU) 9-8; 
No. 2, Hanna - Asberg (FSU) d. Lai -Kanemitsu (SU) 9-8; 
No. 3, Weber - Karlsson (FSU) d. Borucka - Nevelosuka (SU) 8-3.
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