May 12, 2007
Los Angeles – The No. 17 Florida State (16-7, 8-5 ACC) women’s tennis team came up strong against San Diego State winning 4-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The match took place at UCLA’s campus at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. This is the first time under head coach Jennifer Hyde that the team has advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
The Seminoles began doubles at with a strong 8-3 win by No. 16 duo of senior Nicola Slater (Ayr, Scotland) and junior Carolin Walter (Bingen, Germany) against Alesya Vidov and Milana Yusupov on court one. On court two freshman Lauren Macfarlane (Ogden, Utah) and junior Tapiwa Marobela (Gaborone, Botswana) defeated Eliska Krausova and Sisse Nielsen 8-3 on court two. Freshman Jessica Wente (Whitehouse, Texas) and senior Miranda Foley (Cambridge, England) were leading 7-4 when the Seminoles clinched the doubles point.
In singles action, Slater was the first to come off the courts with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Vidov on court one. Winning 6-3, 6-0 was Macfarlane against Krausova on court two. Clinching the winning point for the Seminoles was Wente with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Yusupov on court five.
When the match concluded, sophomore Ania Rynarzewska was leading 7-5, 1-2 against Holly Bagshaw. Marobela was ahead of Nielsen 6-3, 3-3 and Walter was coming back 0-6, 4-3 against Esther Cadua.
The Seminoles will face either UCLA or Quinnipiac tomorrow at 1 pm PT at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
No. 17 Florida State 4, San Diego State 0
1. No.16 Nicola Slater/Carolin Walter (FSU) def. Alesya Vidov/Milana Yusupov (SDSU) 8-3
2. Lauren Macfarlane/Tapiwa Marobela (FSU) def. Eliska Krausova/Sisse Nielsen (SDSU) 8-3
3. Miranda Foley/Jessica Wente (FSU) def. Holly Bagshaw/Kathryn Kitts (SDSU) 7-4 DNF
Order of finish: 1, 2
1. No. 102 Nicola Slater (FSU) def.Alesya Vidov (SDSU) 6-1, 6-1
2. No. 59 Lauren Macfarlane (FSU) def. Eliska Krausova (SDSU) 6-3, 6-0
3. Ania Rynarzewska (FSU) def. Holly Bagshaw (SDSU) 7-5, 1-2 DNF
4. Carolin Walter (FSU) def. Esther Cadua (SDSU) 0-6, 4-3 DNF
5. Jessica Wente (FSU) vs. Milana Yusupov (SDSU) 6-1, 6-3
6. Tapiwa Marobela (FSU) vs. Sisse Nielsen (SDSU) 6-3, 3-3 DNF
Order of finish: 1, 2, 5