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March 20, 2005

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 64 ranked Virginia women’s tennis team concluded an eight-match, month and a half road trip with a 6-1 loss to No. 33 Florida State Sunday afternoon in Tallahassee. The loss drops the Cavaliers’ record to 4-8 on the season, 0-2 in the ACC as the Seminoles improve to 8-5, 3-1 ACC.

Florida State opened the match by taking all three doubles matches for a 1-0 lead. After the Seminoles had increased the lead to 2-0, the Cavaliers cut the lead to 2-1 when Rachel DelPriore (Williamsville, N.Y.) scored a 6-2, 6-3 win over Lindsay Deason at No. 3 singles. However, Florida State would win the final four matches, two in three sets to finish the 6-1 decision.

The Cavaliers return home for their first match at the Snyder Tennis Center this season as they host Virginia Tech on March 29. Match time is 2:30 p.m.

No. 33 Florida State 6, No. 64 Virginia 1

1. #12 Moldovan/Deason (FSU) d. Stern/James (UVa), 8-6
2. Clarke/Tantee (FSU) d. DelPriore/Pereira (UVa), 8-2
3. Foley/Marobela (FSU) d. M. Bechliwanis/Hammond (UVa), 8-2

1. #18 Mihaela Moldovan (FSU) d. Kristen James (UVa), 6-1, 6-2
2. Roxanne Clarke (FSU) d. Lori Stern (UVa), 6-2, 6-3
3. Rachel DelPriore (UVa) d. Lindsay Deason (FSU), 6-2, 6-3
4. Miranda Foley (FSU) d. Dora Bechliwanis (UVa), 6-3, 0-6, 6-3
5. Tapiwa Marobela (FSU) d. Marta Bechliwanis (UVa), 6-3, 6-4
6. Amberly Tantee (FSU) d. Lindsey Pereira (UVa), 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

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