April 11, 2009
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The No. 18 Florida State women’s tennis team continued the momentum in its last regular-season match road trip this morning as they surpassed yet another Atlantic Coast Conference opponent in No. 73 Boston College, 5-1. Only facing the Eagles in singles, the Seminoles improved their record to 13-6 and 6-4 in the conference. Up next for FSU will be Maryland on Easter Sunday at 10 a.m.
“The girls did a good job today,” FSU head coach Jennifer Hyde said. “They are hitting the ball well, playing very smart tennis and getting better with each match. Boston College competed hard against us, but I was pleased with how the girls responded.”
Earning the first point for the Seminoles was No. 30 Noemie Scharle (Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg) on court two. The freshman was too much for BC’s Katarina Gajic as the Eagle fell to Scharle in her win of 6-1, 6-1. Scharle improved her reign on court two with an 11-1 record.
Court four made the way for the Seminoles second match point in No. 98 Federica Suess’ (Ludwigshafen, Germany) win over Alina Sullivan, 6-4, 6-4.
No. 65 Katie Rybakova’s match against the Eagles’ Lana Kransnopolsky didn’t come with an easy win. The Coral Springs, Fla., native was pushed to a three set match as the Seminole won her first set, 6-1, but fell in the second set 4-6. Rybakova fought back in the third set to triumph over Kransnopolsky 6-2.
Despite losing a point on court three with Lauren Macfarlane’s (Ogden, Utah) loss of 6-2, 2-6, 6-7 to Lauren Cash, senior Ania Rynarzewska (Inowroclaw, Poland) was able to pull through her fourth victory for the Seminoles and clinched the point on court five. Rynarzewska defeated BC’s Katherine Attwell 7-5, 6-2.
Maintaining her dominance of court six was junior co-captain Jessica Sucupira (Whitehouse, Texas) as she overwhelmed Brittany Delaney of Boston College, 6-4, 6-4.
“Tomorrow we have one more road match to focus on before the ACC Tournament next weekend,” Hyde said. “Maryland will be ready for us, but this team is excited for the opportunity to finish this regular season their way.”
#18 Florida State 5, #73 Boston College 1
1. #65 Katie Rybakova def. Lana Kransnopolsky 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
2. #30 Noemie Scharle def. Katarina Gajic 6-1, 6-1
3. Lauren Cash def. Lauren Macfarlane 6-2, 2-6, 6-7
4. #98 Federica Suess def. Alina Sullivan 6-4, 6-4
5. Ania Rynarzewska def. Katherine Attwell 7-5, 6-2
6. Jessica Sucupira def. Brittany Delaney 6-4, 6-4
Order of finish: 2, 4, 1, 3, 5, 6