Nov. 6, 2004
Tallahassee, Fla. – Whatever freshmen Tapiwa Marobela (Garborone, Botswana/Clapham) and Yana Stoeva (Vratza, Bulgaria/Saint Kliment Ohridski) had for breakfast this morning was the key to the spring season and stellar tennis careers at Florida State. The pair won their respective singles matches against Marshall, then followed with a win in doubles against Maryland. The Seminoles women’s tennis team ended day two of the three-day tournament – the 2004 Georgia Tech Invitational – in Atlanta, Ga., on November 6, 2004.
Marobela bested Marshall’s Alizee Paradis for her fifth win (7-6(5), 6-3) while fellow newcomer Stoeva took Holly Asel to a three set victory, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. In doubles action, the freshman duo of Marobela and Stoeva dominated, winning by a score of 8-1 against Rogers and Graca.
Senior Mihaela Moldovan (Bucharest, Romania/Emil Racovita) tied a career-high in fall season, singles wins, picking up her seventh victory of 2004, against Marshall’s Lille Nzudie, 6-4, 6-2. Moldovan has won five of the last six contests with the lone loss against Miami’s Megan Bradley – a 2004 National Indoor Championships finalist.
Sophomore Lindsay Deason (Ft. Myers, FL/Boca Raton Prep) shook off yesterday’s singles loss, besting Marshall’s Danielle Hock in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5. Junior transfer Miranda Foley (Cambridge, England/Houston) also picked up her first singles win of the tournament, with a strong performance against the Thundering Herd’s Joelle Good. She won in two sets, 6-1, 6-0.
In other doubles action, Foley and sophomore Roxanne Clarke (Cape Town, South Africa/Clapham) took Maryland’s tandem of Baker and Dent to extra points in a losing effort (9-7). Deason and Moldovan, and Tirapelli and Tantee also dropped their doubles matches, by scores of 8-6 and 8-2, respectively.
FSU will play its final matches of the 2004 fall season on Sunday, November 7. The Seminoles facing Marshal in doubles at 9:00 a.m. and the host Yellow Jackets at 12:30 p.m.
For updated information and results, please visit www.seminoles.com, the official Florida State Athletics website.
Doubles – No. 4 Florida State & Maryland
But/Huppes (Md) def. Deason/Moldovan (FSU), 8-6
Baker/Dent (Md) def. Foley/Clarke (FSU), 9-7
Mihneva/Subertova (Md) def. Tirapelli/Tantee (FSU), 8-2
Marobela/Stoeva (FSU) def. Rogers/Graca (Md), 8-1