April 6, 2008
Boston, Ma.- No. 18 Florida State clinched their second win of the weekend as the women’s tennis squad defeated conference opponents Boston College 6-1. Senior Carolin Walter clinched the win on the number three singles court with a dominant 6-0, 6-3 victory to keep the Seminoles on the right track heading into the final week of the regular season.
“It’s always good to go 2-0 on an ACC road trip weekend,” said head coach Jennifer Hyde. “The girls did a great job taking care of business. In the week ahead we will be working hard on our doubles and will continue to work towards finding the pairings that we will use as we head into the post season.”
Prior to Walter’s winning match on court three, the Seminoles secured two singles victories in the two and four spots. Freshman Katie Rybakova continued her winning streak with her fourth-straight singles win, pulling out a 6-3, 7-6 victory on court two.
Just after she finished up with the Terrapins, sophomore Jessica Wente took her first singles win since having to retire early against Georgia Tech last Wednesday, April 2, with leg cramps. Wente defeated the Eagles’ Alina Sullivan in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4 in the four spot, setting up Walter to take the team win.
Senior Tapiwa Marobela and freshman Bonny Davidson also came up with a pair of wins on the far courts. Marobela posted a 6-2, 6-1 defeat of Boston College’s Katharine Attwell on court five while Davidson earned her win over Gia Nafarette in a tough three-set battle ending 4-6, 6-4, 10-2.
On the center court, sophomore Lauren Macfarlane dropped a tight match that ended in a third-set tiebreaker after the team match was won. The Ogden, Utah-native lost to Lana Krasnopolsky 3-6, 6-4, 10-8.
In doubles competition, Florida State took two victories at the top and bottom of the line-up. Walter and freshman Federica Suess defeated Sullivan and Alison Wagner 8-4 on the spotlight court while the sophomore sensations overturned their Boston College opponents 8-2.
On court two, Marobela and Rybakova fell short 8-5 to Nafarette and Krasnopolsky.
“We still have a lot of work ahead,” said Hyde. “I feel that our best tennis is yet to come. We are gearing up for the final push of our ACC season and look forward to one last weekend of travel before the ACC Championships.”
Florida State will head to North Carolina next weekend for a pair of conference match-ups against Wake Forest and N.C. State. The ACC Championships begin April 17 in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
AGATE RESULTS TO COME