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Georgia Tech Women's Tennis Fell to Florida State, 4-3

April 3, 2004

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State’s Roxanne Clarke defeated Georgia Tech’s Sekita Grant in the No. 5 singles slot to secure the victory for the Seminoles at the Scott Speicher Center.

Grant fell in the first set, losing 5-7 to FSU’s Clarke. Grant would rally to take the second set with an impressive 6-2 victory setting up the deciding set. Clarke would get the better of Grant finishing off the three set match with a 6-2 win.

Coming off of a loss to Clemson at home, the Jackets headed to Tallahassee where they came up short in a hard fought effort on the road. The Jackets started the day dropping all three doubles matches to lose the doubles point.

Tech would drop the next two matches at singles, as Lyndsay Shosho and Kelly Anderson both went down in straight sets at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions respectively.

The Jackets would battle back, as Maria Nieto posted a straight set win in the sixth position. Tech added another win as Alison Silverio notched her own straight set victory.

With the Noles ahead 3-2, the stage was set for the deciding match at No. 5 singles. Clarke would take the match against Grant in three sets clinching the win for the Seminoles.

Rounding out the afternoon, Lindsey Stauss would rally from being down one set to take a three set victory at the three position.

“It was a good match,” head coach Bryan Shelton stated. “We fought hard, but just came up a little short. They played really good doubles against us. We just need to regroup and get ready to head to Carolina this Friday.”

Tech remains on the road for the remainder of the season playing at North Carolina April 9, before heading to Durham to play Duke on April 10.



Florida State 4, Georgia Tech 3

DoublesNo. 1 Clarke/Moldovan (FSU) def. Anderson/Grant (GT), 8-6*No. 2 Dumitrescu/Deason (FSU) def. Shosho/Nieto (GT), 8-4No. 3 Cordell/Denny (FSU) def. Anson/Silverio (GT), 8-4

SinglesNo. 1 Anca Dumitrescu (FSU) def. Lyndsay Shosho (GT), 6-1, 6-1No. 2 Mihalea Moldovan (FSU) def. Kelly Anderson (GT), 7-5, 6-2No. 3 Lindsey Stauss (GT) def. Christina Denny (FSU), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2No. 4 Alison Silverio (GT) def. Lindsay Deason (FSU), 6-4, 7-5No. 5 Roxanne Clarke (FSU) def. Sekita Grant (GT), 7-5, 2-6, 6-2**No. 6 Maria Nieto (GT) def. Alina Mihailescu (FSU), 6-0, 6-4

* - Clinched doubles point** - Clinched overall match

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