January 18, 2008 - by
FSU Women’s Tennis Continues Dominant Play In Season Opener

Jan. 18, 2008

Honolulu, Hawaii – Play continued Thursday at the Hawaii Invitational as Florida State rolled over the singles competition winning five of seven matches. Two of the Seminoles’ doubles pairings also moved to 2-0 on the second day of the tournament.

Three Seminoles remain unbeaten after two days of tough competition at the Hawaii Invitational. Senior Carolin Walter took her second win over Bianca Svensson of Alabama 6-1, 6-3 while sophomore Jessica Wente moved to 2-0 after defeating the Crimson Tide’s Merritt Emery 6-4, 7-5. Freshman Federica Suess also continued a strong showing in Honolulu as she defeated Hawaii’s own Natasha Zorec 6-0, 6-2.

On the doubles courts, Florida State finished 2-2 for the day, putting them at 6-2 for the tournament. Newcomer Bonny Davidson continued to show promise in her first collegiate meet as she and partner Tapiwa Marobela defeated Andrea Brenes and Paulina Bigos of regional rival Alabama 8-6. Sophomores Wente and Lauren Macfarlane also advanced to 2-0 for the tournament with a dominant 8-4 win over Elizaveta Avdeeva and Edina Horvath of Kansas.

Competition continues in Honolulu late this afternoon on the final day of the tournament. Florida State will kick off its home season next Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center against Jacksonville University at 1:00 pm.

Day Two Results:

Macfarlane/Wente (FSU) def. Avdeeva/Horvath (Kansas), 8-4
Kobuch/Bihag (UH) def. Walter/Rybakova (FSU), 9-7
Lyssenko/Tsan (Sac. State) def. Seuss/Rynarzewska (FSU), 8-6
Marobela/Davidson (FSU) def. Brenes/Bigos (Alabama), 8-6

Seuss (FSU) def. Zorec (UH), 6-0, 6-2
Walter (FSU) def. Svensson (Alabama), 6-1, 6-3
Macfarlane (FSU) def. Dorn (Kansas), 6-1, 6-1
Zheltova (Sac. State) def. Rybakova (FSU), 6-2, 7-6(6)
Marobela (FSU) def. Lyssenko (Sac. State), 6-1, 6-1
Torarczyk (Kansas) def. Rynarzewska (FSU), 6-2, 7-5
Wente (FSU) def. Emery (Alabama), 6-4, 7-5

Day One Results:

Seuss/Rynarzewska (FSU) def. Goff/Gorham (Kansas), 8-1
Walter/Rybakova (FSU) def. Welcher/Bigos (Alabama), 8-6
Macfarlane/Wente (FSU) def. J. Martinez/Valenzuela (Sac. State), 8-3
Marobela/Davidson (FSU) def. Torarczyk/M. Martinez (Kansas), 8-3

Kobuch (UH) def. Rybakova (FSU), 6-4, 0-6, 6-1
Walter (FSU) def. Avdeeva (Kansas), 6-2, 6-3
Zheltova (Sac. State) def. Macfarlane (FSU), 7-6(2), 6-7(4), 6-2
Welcher (Alabama) def. Marobela (FSU), 6-4, 6-4
Rynarzewska (FSU) def. Horvath (Kansas), 6-3, 6-0
Seuss (FSU) def. Tsan (Sac. State), 7-5, 6-1
Wente (FSU) def. Brenes (Alabama), 6-2, 6-3

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