Oct. 19, 2007
Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State women’s tennis heads to Georgia this weekend for the 2007 ITA Southern Regional Tournament. Including the Seminoles, players from 22 different schools will convene at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex beginning Saturday, Oct. 20 and going through Tuesday, Oct. 23.
“Regionals is one of the two biggest tournaments in the fall season,” said head coach Jennifer Hyde. “This tournament last year is where we really set the tone for the season. We’re looking to go back and have the same experience this time.”
Last year, senior Carolin Walter and sophomore Lauren Macfarlane dominated the doubles competition at Southern Regionals along with former Seminoles Miranda Foley and Nicola Slater. Walter and Foley took home the Doubles “B” Draw title while Macfarlane and Slater finished as runners-up in the Doubles “A” Draw.
Four Seminoles also made it to the semifinals of the singles “A” and “B” draws including Walter and fellow senior Tapiwa Marobela.
Freshmen Katie Rybakova and Federica Suess will make their first appearance in regional competition this weekend. Both have had above average starts to their careers as Rybakova swept singles and doubles at the Georgia Tech Invitational and Suess won the singles crown at the Roberta Alison Invite.
After returning from the regional competition, Florida State will get ready to wrap up the season at the FSU Invitational Nov. 2-4 at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.