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March Madness: Borthwick Knocks Off Another Top 40 Player

Tallahassee, Fla. – The 60th-ranked Florida State women’s tennis team fell 4-1 to No. 19 Georgia Tech Friday night at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. The Seminoles’ (8-7, 0-5 ACC) lone point came from senior Daneika Borthwick, a straight set winner on Court 1.

In doubles, FSU lost a pair of courts to drop the point, but Gabriella Castaneda and Julia Mikulski led 5-2 on Court 2 when the match was clinched.

Trailing 1-0, the Seminoles were facing a trio of ranked players from Georgia Tech, including No. 36 Johnnise Renaud on Court 1 against No. 72 Borthwick. After Borthwick won 6-4 in the first set, she was able to secure the straight-set win with a 7-6 (5) win in the second set tiebreaker. Her win made the score 2-1 in favor of the Yellow Jackets.

After Tech’s Alexis Prokopuik won on Court 5, 6-1, 7-5 over Daniela Schippers, rain forced the final three matches to finish at the Indoor Tennis Facility. Once inside, the final three courts were in a third set, and Georgia Tech finished out the win with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 win on Court 3.

NEXT UP:
The Seminoles face No. 32 Virginia Tech Sunday at 12:00 pm at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.

For more information on Florida State tennis, check Seminoles.com for the latest news and scheduling information, or keep up with the team on social media through Twitter (@FSU_WTennis), Facebook (http://cs.seminoles.com/FSU.WTennis), and Instagram (@FSUWTennis).

#19 Georgia Tech 4, #60 Florida State 1
March 18, 2016 – Scott Speicher Tennis Center, Tallahassee, Fla.

#72 Daneika Borthwick (FSU) def. #36 Johnnise Renaud (GT), 6-4, 7-6 (5)
Yukako Noi (FSU) vs. #80 Paige Hourigan (GT), 7-5, 4-6, 4-3, dnf
#95 Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Julia Mikulski (FSU), 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
Gabriella Castaneda (FSU) vs. Kendal Woodard (GT), 2-6, 7-6 (6), 3-3, dnf
Alexis Prokopuik (GT) def. Daniela Schippers (FSU), 6-1, 7-5
Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) def. Lana Rush (FSU), 6-2, 6-2

#21 Hourigan/Woodard (GT) def. Borthwick/Noi (FSU), 6-3
Castaneda/Mikulski (FSU) vs. McAdoo/Renaud (GT), 5-2, dnf
Anton-Ohlmeyer/Kurey (GT) def. Rush/Schippers (FSU), 6-2

Order of Finish: Singles – 6,1,5,3; Doubles – 3,1

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