April 3, 2010
RALEIGH, NC– The No. 17 Florida State women’s tennis team (10-7, 4-2) closed out its two-match road trip Saturday afternoon with a dominating performance that saw the squad crushing No. 30 NC State 7-0 at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center.
“The girls did a great job taking care of things today and throughout the weekend,” FSU Head Coach Jennifer Hyde said. “We have a lot of great things to take away from this weekend, and also have some things we know that we have to continue to work on. We have won the doubles point in our last four matches, but we have to keep getting better with doubles.”
FSU opened the match by posting wins on court one and three in doubles to earn the lead into singles.
Court one saw Lauren McCreless and Francesca Segarelli surpassing Berkeley Brock and Lenka Hojckova 8-2, while the twosome of Katie Rybakova and Amy Sargeant defeated Diana Mortlock and Chloe Smith 8-5 on court three.
Singles was also successful for the Garnet and Gold as all but one ‘Nole won their match in back-to-back sets.
Despite falling Friday night, Federica Suess fought back to score Florida State’s second match point as the junior rolled past Smith 6-2, 6-2 on court six.
Jessica Sucupira also joined Suess in responding to her loss yesterday as she successfully battled Mortlock with a 6-4, 6-1 win on court five.
Clinching the match for the ‘Noles was No. 89 Segarelli on court three as the newcomer toppled Brock 6-3, 6-4.
No. 20 McCreless extended her streak on court one as the senior posted her fourth-straight win in her match against No. 68 Sandhya Nagaraj 6-4, 6-2.
On court four freshman Sargeant marked FSU’s sixth point as she trumped Daria Petrovic 7-5, 7-5, while Rybakova closed out the day in a three-set struggle with Hojckova on court two. In spite of the falling in the first set, 3-6, the Seminoles quickly came back with a 6-3 score in the second and finished the triumph with a 6-3 third set.
“Overall, it was a good weekend for the ‘Noles,” Coach Hyde said. “But starting Monday, we will have to put our heads down again and keep working to prepare for the next round of ACC matches next weekend at home.”
Florida State will return to Tallahassee to wrap up home play as it welcomes Boston College April 10th at 12 p.m. and Maryland on Sunday at noon.
Doubles: 1, 2, 3*
1. McCreless/Segarelli def. Brock/Hojckova 8-2
2. Nagaraj/Petrovic def. Sucupira/Suess 8-2
3. Rybakova/Sargeant def. Mortlock/Smith 8-5
Singles: 6, 5, 3*, 1, 4, 2
1. No. 20 Lauren McCreless def. No. 68 Sandhya Nagaraj 6-4, 6-2
2. Katie Rybakova Lenka Hojckova 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
3. No. 89 Francesca Segarelli def. Berkeley Brock 6-3, 6-4
4. Amy Sargeant def. Daria Petrovic 7-5, 7-5
5. Jessica Sucupira def. Diana Mortlock 6-4, 6-1
6. Federica Suess def. Chloe Smith 6-2, 6-2