Jan. 22, 2008
Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State made its way back to Tallahassee yesterday after a successful showing at the 2008 Hawaii Spring Invitational in Honolulu. The No. 20-ranked Seminoles closed out the three-day tournament with a wildly successful 6-1 singles outing, finalizing their singles record for the tournament at 15-6.
Senior No. 60-ranked Carolin Walter and sophomore Jessica Wente both swept the singles courts, going 3-0 for the tournament. Walter posted her last win over Alica Tunaru of Alabama in a tough 6-7, 7-6, 6-1 match on Friday while Wente took her final win over Hawaii’s own Natasha Zorec 6-4, 6-3.
Fellow sophomore Lauren Macfarlane defeated Sophie Kobuch of Hawaii 7-5, 6-0, leaving her with a 2-1 record at the tournament as her one loss came in an achingly close 7-6(3), 6-7(4), 6-2 battle against Sacramento State’s No. 63-ranked Katrina Zheltova on the first day of the tournament.
Freshman Federica Suess also closed out the tournament undefeated, moving her singles record in just over a semester at Florida State to an impressive 13-4. The German-native defeated Edina Horvath of Kansas 6-4, 6-2 on the tournament’s final day.
The Seminoles face a short week of practice before opening the home season at Scott Speicher Tennis Center this Saturday, Jan. 26, against Jacksonville University at 1:00 pm. Florida State’s match-up with the Dolphins will mark the first of five consecutive home matches and a total of ten matches to be played in Tallahassee between now and March 9.
Day Three Results:
Lauren Macfarlane (FSU) def. Sophie Kobuch (UH), 7-5, 6-0
Jessica Wente (FSU) def. Natasha Zorec (UH), 6-4, 6-3
Tapiwa Marobela (FSU) def. Elizaveta Avdeeva (Kansas), 6-3, 7-5
Federica Seuss (FSU) def. Edina Horvath (Kansas), 6-4, 6-2
Ania Rynarzewska (FSU) def. Yuliana Svistun (Kansas), 2-6, 6-4, 3-0 (ret.)
Tiffany Welcher (Alabama) def. Bonny Davidson (FSU), 6-2, 6-3
Carolin Walter (FSU) def. Alice Tunaru (Alabama), 6-7, 7-6, 6-1
Zheltova/Jarlkaganova (SAC) def. Macfarlane/Rybakova (FSU), 9-7
Brenes/Svensson (Alabama) def. Wente/Marobela (FSU) 8-6
Emery/Tunaru (Alabama) def. Davidson/Rynarzewska (FSU) 8-2
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