January 21, 2007 - by
Macfarlane/Slater Tie For First In Doubles At Spring Invitational

Jan. 21, 2007

Tallahassee, Fla. – On the final day of the Florida State Spring Invitational, the women’s tennis team won 11 of 12 matches in singles and doubles play. Penn State, Northwestern and Jacksonville joined Florida State at the Scott Speicher Tennis Courts this weekend. Doubles partners Lauren Macfarlane (Ogden, Utah) and Nicola Slater (Ayr, Scotland) tied for first in doubles competition while Carolin Walter (Bingen, Germany) and Jessica Wente (Whitehouse, TX) tied for third in the singles draw.

In singles round three, the junior Walter defeated Sasha Abraham of Penn State 6-1, 6-3. Slater, a senior, won her first set easily and battled in the second set to win the match 6-0, 7-6 against Penn State’s Jenny Shular. The two freshmen, Macfarlane and Wente, defeated their opponents Katelyn BeVard and Lauren McCarthy, both of Penn State, 6-0, 6-2 and 6-3, 6-2, respectively. Senior Miranda Foley (Cambridge, England) won her first set but fell in a battle in the second set against Dorothy Dohanics (PSU) 6-0, 5-7(8). Junior Tapiwa Marobela (Gaborone, Botswana) concluded her weekend by defeating the Nittany Lions’ Andreea Niculescu 6-0, 5-7 (3) to remain undefeated in singles play.

The Seminoles dominated the courts in doubles play beginning in doubles round two. No. 27 Macfarlane/Slater won 8-3 against Sulyos/Jaresova (JAX) while Marobela/Walter defeated Jacksonville’s Carrero/Willi 8-3. Foley/Wente followed the trend and won 8-3 against Soldatova/Paiva-Flor of Jacksonville.

Doubles once again controlled the courts playing in doubles round three. Macfarlane/Wente defeated Lui/Rose (Northwestern) 8-6 and Foley/Wente won 8-5 against Ghazal/Robison (Northwestern). Marobela/Walter played a close match and won 9-7 verses Murray/Conill(NU).

“It was a good weekend for us,” stated Head Coach Jennifer Hyde. “The exciting thing about this weekend is if we compare where we were this time last year, in the same event with similar teams, we are a much better team. I think that gives us a lot to look forward to with regards to this spring coming up. Another good thing about this weekend is we just got to play a lot of tennis. We have a solid amount of matches under our belt after this weekend.”

Women’s tennis will take the court again next weekend verses Jacksonville on Saturday, January 27 at Scott Speicher Tennis Court at 1 pm. Admission is free to all matches.

Saturday, January 20

Doubles Round 1

1. Lauren Macfarlane/Nicola Slater (FSU) d. Jenny Shular/Katelyn BeVard (PSU) 8-2
2. Lauren McCarthy/Sasha Abraham (PSU) d. Miranda Foley/Jessica Wente (FSU) 8-6
3. Tapiwa Marobela/Carolin Walter (FSU) d. Sarah Lotto/Andreea Niculescu (PSU 8-2

1. Georgia Rose/Suzie Matzenauer (NU) d. Emese Sulyos/Iva Jaresova (JAX) 8-4
2. Alexis Conill/Samantha Murray (NU) d. Fernanda Carrero/Lena Willi (JAX) 8-6
3. Keri Robinson/Nazlie Ghazal (NU) d. Tatiana Soldatova/ Cristina Paiva-Flor (JAX) 8-3
4. Leyla Morzan/Dorothy Dohanics (PSU) vs. Laun Lui/Jennifer Taylor (NU)

Singles Round 1

1. Lauren Macfarlane (FSU) d. Emese Sulyos (JAX) 6-4, 6-3
2. Carolin Walter (FSU) d. Tatiana Soldatova (JAX) 6-2, 7-5
3. Nicola Slater (FSU) d. Lena Willi (JAX) 6-2, 7-6 (6)
4. Jessica Wente (FSU) d. Iva Jaresova (JAX) 6-2, 6-3
5. Miranda Foley (FSU) d. Fernanda Carrero (JAX) 3-1, def.
6. Tapiwa Marobela (FSU) d. Cristina Paiva-Flor (JAX) 6-0, 6-0

1. Samantha Murray (NU) d. Sasha Abraham (PSU) 6-2, 6-4
2. Georgia Rose (NU) d. Katelyn BeVard (PSU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Suzie Matzenauer (NU) d. Jenny Shular (PSU) 7-5, 6-3
4. Lauren Lui (NU) d. Andreea Niculescu (PSU) 7-5, 7-5
5. Nazlie Ghazal (NU) d. Lauren McCarthy (PSU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Keri Robison (NU) d. Dorothy Dohanics (PSU) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
7. Alexis Conill (NU) d. Leyla Morzan (PSU) 6-1, 6-3
8. Jennifer Taylor (NU) d. Sarah Lotto (PSU) 7-5, 6-2

Singles Round 2

1. Georgia Rose (NU d. Lauren Macfarlane (FSU) 6-2, 6-0
2. Samantha Murray (NU) d. Carolin Walter (FSU) 6-2, 7-5
3. Lauren Lui (NU) d. Nicola Slater (FSU) 6-2, 7-6 (1)
4. Jessica Wente (FSU) d. Keri Robinson (NU) 3-6, 6-4, (10-6)
5. Nazlie Ghazal (NU) d. Miranda Foley (FSU) 6-0, 6-3
6. Tapiwa Marobela (FSU) d. Alexis Conill (NU) 7-6 (3), 6-2
7. Leyla Morzan (PSU) d. Jennifer Taylor (NU) 6-1, 6-0

1. Emese Sulyos (JAX) d. Katelyn BeVard (PSU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Jenny Shular (PSU) d. Tatiana Soldatova (JAX) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
3. Lena Willi (JAX) d. Andreea Niculescu (PSU) 6-1, 6-0
4. Lauren McCarthy (PSU) d. Iva Jaresova (JAX) 7-5, 6-2
5. Dorothy Dohanics (PSU) d. Cristina Paiva-Flor (JAX) 6-0, 6-1

Sunday, January 21

Doubles Round 2

1. Lauren Macfarlane/Nicola Slater (FSU) d. Emese Sulyos/Iva Jaresova (JAX) 8-3
2. Tapiwa Marobela/Carolin Walter (FSU )d. Fernanda Carrero/Lena Willi (JAX) 8-3
3. Miranda Foley/Jessica Wente (FSU) d. Tatiana Soldatova/ Cristina Paiva-Flor (JAX) 8-3

1. Alexis Conill/Georgia Rose (NU) d. Jenny Shular / Sasha Abraham (PSU) 8-5
2. Samantha Murray/Lauren Lui (NU) d. Katelyn BeVard /Lauren McCarthy (PSU) 8-2
3. Keri Robinson/Nazlie Ghazal (NU) d. Dorothy Dohanics/Leyla Morzan (PSU) 8-4

Doubles Round 2

1. Lauren Macfarlane/Nicola Slater (FSU) d. Lauren Lui/Georgia Rose (NU) 8-6
2. Tapiwa Marobela/Carolin Walter (FSU PSU) d. Samantha Murray/Alexis Conill 9-7
3. Miranda Foley/Jessica Wente Walter (FSU) d. Nazlie Ghazal/Keri Robison (NU) 8-5

1. PSU d. Emese Sulyos/Iva Jaresova (JAX) 8-0
2. PSU d. Fernanda Carrero/Lena Willi (JAX) 8-3
3. PSU d. Tatiana Soldatova/ Cristina Paiva-Flor (JAX) 8-4

Singles Round 3

1. Carolin Walter (FSU ) d. Sasha Abrahan (PSU) 6-1, 6-3
2. Nicola Slater (FSU) d. Jenny Shular (PSU ) 6-0, 7-6
3. Lauren Macfarlane (FSU) d. Katelyn BeVard (PSU) 6-0, 6-2
4. Jessica Wente (FSU) d. Lauren McCarthy (PSU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Tapiwa Marobela (FSU) d. Andreea Niculescu (PSU) 6-0, 5-7 (8)
6. Dorothy Dohanics (PSU) d. Miranda Foley (FSU 0-6, 7-5 (8)

1. Georgia Rose (NU) d. Emese Sulyos (JAX) 6-0, 6-1
2. Lauren Lui (NU) d. Tatiana Soldatova (JAX) 6-2, 6-1
3. Lena Willi (JAX) d. Alexis Conill (NU) 6-4, 6-2
4. Jen Taylor (NU) d. Iva Jaresova (JAX) 6-1, 6-2

Singles Points:
Georgia Rose (NU) 23 points
Lauren Lui (NU) 18 points
Carolin Walter (FSU) 15 points
Jessica Wente (FSU) 15 points
Lauren Macfarlane (FSU) 14 points
Nicola Slater (FSU) 13 points
Suzie Matzenauer (NU) 13 points
Lena Willi (JAX) 12 points
Tapiwa Marobela (FSU) 10 points
Samantha Murray (NU) 8 points
Nazlie Ghazal (NU) 8 points
Keri Robison (NU) 8 points
Emese Sulyos (JAX) 8 points
Jenny Shular (PSU) 7 points
Dorothy Dohanics (PSU) 7 points
Jennifer Taylor (NU) 6 points
Lauren McCarthy (PSU) 5 points
Alexis Conill (NU) 5 points
Miranda Foley (FSU) 4 points
Leyla Morzan (PSU) 2 points

Doubles Points:
Lauren Macfarlane (FSU) 12 points
Nicola Slater (FSU) 12 points
Tapiwa Marobela (FSU) 8 points
Carolin Walter (FSU) 8 points
Georgia Rose (NU) 8 points
Alexis Conill (NU) 7 points
Samantha Murray (NU) 6 points
Miranda Foley (FSU) 4 points
Jessica Wente (FSU) 4 points
Suzie Matzenauer (NU) 4 points
Keri Robison (NU) 4 points
Nazlie Ghazal (NU) 4 points
Lauren Lui (NU) 3 points
Lauren McCarthy (PSU) 3 points
Sasha Abraham (PSU) 3 points

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