Feb. 9, 2008
Tallahassee, Fla. – In their second double-header in less than a week, No. 22-ranked Florida State women’s tennis squad continued to roll over the competition with a 7-0 victory over Central Florida and a 6-0 victory over Florida A&M. The Seminoles will close out the weekend against Jacksonville tomorrow, Sunday Feb. 10 at 1:00 p.m.
In FSU’s first match of the day against regional rivals UCF, the Seminoles jumped off to an early 1-0 lead with a doubles sweep. Senior Tapiwa Marobela and junior Ania Rynarzewska notched the Seminoles’ first doubles victory with an 8-2 defeat of UCF’s Jennifer Carati and Elvira Serrot. Sophomore duo Lauren Macfarlane and Jessica Wente continued their eight-match winning streak, defeating Jenny Frisell and Kyla McNicol 8-3.
The Seminoles continued to power past the Golden Knights in singles, as No. 16-ranked freshman Katie Rybakova trounced Frisell 6-2, 6-1 for FSU’s second point. Macfarlane secured the third point with a dominant 6-0, 6-0 victory over Serrot. Walter won her 11th-straight match, defeating McNicol 6-1, 6-3 to give the Seminoles their fourth win of the season.
After a short break, Florida State returned to the courts for an abrupt singles face-off with cross-town rival Florida A&M. Freshman Bonny Davidson picked up her first collegiate singles victory with a 6-0, 6-1 win over the Rattlers’ Lenice Boyd. FSU’s second point came from Marobela’s 6-0, 6-0 victory over Samaria Bailey. Walter picked up the Seminoles’ third point with a 6-0, 6-1 defeat of the Rattlers’ Alice Izomor. Wente clinched the FSU victory over Sarah Brinkley 6-0, 6-1.
The Seminoles will be back in action tomorrow at Scott Speicher Tennis Center looking to improve their spring record to 6-0 against Jacksonville. FSU was originally scheduled to compete against the Dolphins in the home opener Jan. 26 but were forced to re-schedule the match after a lengthy rain relay.
Macfarlane/Wente (FSU) def. Frisell/McNicol (UCF) 8-3
Marobela/Rynarzewska (FSU) def. Carati/Serrot (UCF) 8-2
Walter/Suess (FSU) def. Yakimchenkova/Belbacha (UCF) 8-7(3)
Order of finish: 2, 1, 3
Macfarlane (FSU) def. (UCF) Serrot 6-0, 6-0
Rybakova (FSU) def. (UCF) Frisell 6-2, 6-1
Walter (FSU) def. McNicol (UCF) 6-1, 6-3
Wente (FSU) def. Balbacha (UCF) 6-1, 6-4
Rynarzewska (FSU) def. Yakimchenkova (UCF) 6-2, 1-6, 10-4
Suess (FSU) def. Carati (UCF) 6-3, 6-0
Order of finish: 2, 1, 3, 6, 5, 4
Macfarlane (FSU) vs. Pye (FAMU) 7-5 (DNF)
Walter (FSU) def. Izomor (FAMU) 6-0, 6-1
Wente (FSU) def. Brinkley (FAMU) 6-0, 6-1
Marobela (FSU) def. Bailey (FAMU) 6-0, 6-0
Davidson (FSU) def. Boyd (FAMU) 6-0, 6-1
Order of finish: 5, 4, 2, 3