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Maryland Slides Past Florida State, 4-3

March 12, 2006





COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The No. 68th-ranked Florida State women’s tennis team competed hard against No. 28 Maryland but eventually found itself on the short end of a 4-3 decision Sunday afternoon at The Tennis Center at College Park.  FSU fell to 8-5 on the season and 1-2 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.  The Terrapins improved to 9-5 overall and 2-1 in league action. 

Maryland won the doubles point with victories at all three courts for the first team point of the day. 

The Seminoles went with a slightly different lineup in singles action and found success at Nos. 3, 4, and 5. 

Sophomore Tapiwa Marobela defeated Veronika Subertova in three sets by scores of 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, and junior Nicola Slater improved her winning streak with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory against Neda Mihneva.  FSU picked up its third point from freshman Suzanna Mansour who overpowered Jennifer Dent 2-6, 7-5, 6-3.

The Seminoles will return home for a match against ACC foe North Carolina on Wednesday at 2pm.  All matches at The Scott Speicher Tennis Center are free of charge. 

MARYLAND 4, FLORIDA STATE 3


SINGLES
1. Ramona But (
Md.) d. Marianne Baker (Md.) d. Veronika Subertova, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
4. Neda Mihneva, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
5. Jennifer Dent, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3
6. Michal Amir (
Md.) d. Whitney Eber, 6-4, 6-3


DOUBLES
1. But/Baker (
Md.) d. Mansour/Rynarzewska, 8-2
2. Amir/Dent (
Md.) d. Eber/Slater, 8-6
3. Julia Graca/Mihneva (
Md.) d. Marobela/Mihailescu, 8-1


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