Feb. 21, 2006
Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State (6-1) head coach Jennifer Hyde announced Tuesday morning that junior Carolin Walter, the Seminoles’ No. 1 singles player and the 18th-ranked player in the nation, has suffered a torn tendon in her foot and will miss the remainder of the season.
Walter competed in the first two matches of the dual season and went 2-0 in singles and doubles competition. She will have surgery on the injury next week and afterwards Hyde will seek a medical redshirt season for Walter.
“Obviously it’s very frustrating, but this is unfortunately a part of college athletics that all teams go through.” Hyde said. “Carolin is a very strong player and you hate to lose someone of her caliber. Nonetheless, I think our team proved after this weekend that we can compete at a very high level without her. Our young team members are really starting to do a lot of the right things and they can see their improvements come along each day. We will definitely miss Carolin and we wish her a speedy recovery.”