Oct. 21, 2007
>Athens, Ga. – Building on yesterday’s success, Florida State advanced in both singles and doubles competition today. Freshmen Katie Rybakova and Federica Suess continued to dominate the singles competition as both moved on to the quarterfinals play in the “A” and “B” draws respectively.
“It was a great day for us,” said head coach Jennifer Hyde. “I was very pleased with our level of competition. I can really see us getting better every time we step on the court. We’re making better decisions and practicing a little more discipline and its paying off.”
Senior Tapiwa Marobela also had a big defeat for the Seminoles in singles action today, notching a victory over Georgia’s No. 22-ranked Monika Dancevic in the consolation draw.
In doubles competition, Rybakova and sophomore Jessica Wente sped through the first two rounds of the “A” draw, defeating the Welcher/Emery pairing of Alabama 8-6 and Auburn’s Chappell/Beelen 8-6 to advance to the doubles quarterfinals.
Suess and junior Ania Rynarzewska also had a strong showing in the “B” draw doubles. Seeded third, the pair advanced to the round of 16 on a bye, then defeated UCF’s Frisell/Carati 8-4 to move into the round of eight.
The Seminoles will try to extend the weekend’s stellar performances tomorrow as the tournament continues with the semi-finals singles rounds and quarterfinal doubles rounds.
*Results to come*