Feb. 21, 2008
Gainesville, Fla.- Sophomore Lauren Macfarlane downed the No. 58-ranked player in the country as the No. 20 Florida State women’s tennis squad fell 6-1 to No. 5 Florida. The Seminoles pushed two Gators to three sets and avoided a shutout in their 32nd face-off against their in-state rivals.
Macfarlane (Ogden, Utah) dominated Florida’s Megan Alexander in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1 on court two to give the Seminoles their only match point of the night. Senior Carolin Walter (Bingen, Germany) pushed No. 26 Csilla Borsanyi to three sets after a 7-5 victory in the first set and a 4-6 loss in the second. Freshman Federica Suess also won her first set to push No. 64-ranked Anastasia Revzina to fight for the win.
Florida State, now 7-1, will begin preparations to face No. 35 Louisiana State University on Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center at 12:00 p.m.
Final Score: Florida 6, Florida State 1
1-No. 15 Megan Alexander/Marrit Boonstra (UF) def. Carolin Walter/Federica Suess (FSU) 8-4
2-Whitney Benik/Lolita Frangulyan, (UF) def. Jessica Wente/Lauren Macfarlane, (FSU) 8-5
3-Julia Cohen/Anastasia Revzina (UF) def. No. 40 Katie Rybakova/Ania Rynarzewska (FSU) 8-5
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2
1-No. 74 Julia Cohen (UF) def. No. 46 Katie Rybakova (FSU) 6-3, 6-3
2-Lauren Macfarlane (FSU) def. No. 58 Megan Alexander (UF) 6-1, 6-0
3-No. 26 Csilla Borsanyi (UF) def. Carolin Walter (FSU) 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6)
4-Whitney Benik (UF) def. Jessica Wente (FSU) 6-2, 6-4
5-Marrit Boonstra (UF) def. Ania Rynarzewska (FSU) 6-2, 6-4
6-No. 64 Anastasia Revzina (UF) def. Federica Suess (FSU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
Order of Finish: 4, 1, 2, 5, 6, 3