January 24, 2009 - by

Florida State Kicks Off Dual-Match Season With Win Against Jacksonville.

Jan. 24, 2009




TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In spite of being rain delayed for over six hours, the twentieth ranked Florida State women’s tennis finished off their first dual-match of the season conquering Jacksonville 4-0. Head Coach Jennifer Hyde led her team to the ninth win over Jacksonville and third consecutive under her direction.

“It was a long day waiting for the rain and the courts to dry,” said Hyde. “We did a good job of just coming out and taking care of business.”

The Seminoles started off the match-up against the Dolphins in a singles’ showdown. Court one featured No. 35 sophomore Katie Rybakova (Coral Springs, Fla.) defeating Tatiana Soldatova, 6-3, 6-4. Simultaneously on court two was junior Lauren Macfarlane trumping (Ogden, Utah) Elvira Yusupova, 6-3, 6-4. Winning the third point for Florida State was No. 53 sophomore Federica Suess (Ludwigshafen, Germany) in her match-up against Iva Jaresova, 6-0, 6-1. Finishing off for the Seminoles’ victory against the Dolphins was junior co-captain Jessica Sucupira dominating Juliana Umeki, 6-2, 6-2.

“We have to get ourselves prepared for the National Indoors starting next weekend,” Hyde said. “We have a lot of work to do individually and as a team.”

The Seminoles will be back in action next weekend as they travel to Atlanta, Ga. to compete at the National Team Indoors.

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Box Score

Singles:

Court 1 Katie Rybakova def. Tatiania Soldatova 6-3,6-4

Court 2 Lauren Macfarlane def. Elvira Yusupova 6-3,6-4

Court 3 Federica Suess def Iva Jaresova 6-0, 6-1

Court 4 Jessica Sucupira def. Juliana Umeki 6-2, 6-2

Order of Finish: 3, 4, 1, 2

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