April 21, 2007
CARY, N.C. – In a match lasting four hours long, Florida State (15-7, 8-5) fell in the final singles match to Miami (18-5, 9-3). Freshman Lauren Macfarlane won her 20th singles match of the season to place her in 10th place in Seminoles history. This was the Seminoles second loss to Miami this season. Today’s, April 20, ACC Championships match took place at Cary Tennis Center.
The Seminoles began in doubles with freshman Lauren Macfarlane (Ogden, Utah) and Tapiwa Marobela (Gaborone, Botswana) winning 8-2 against Caren Seenauth and Romy Farah. Senior Nicola Slater (Ayr, Scotland) and junior Carolin Walter (Bingen, Germany) lost 8-6 to Audra Cohen and Laura Vallverdu.
In singles play, No. 93 Macfarlane won 6-4, 6-4 against No. 20 Vallverdu to clinch her 20th victory of the season on court two. Walter won her match with a distinct 6-1, 6-4 victory over Farah. Winning 6-3, 6-4 was freshman Jessica Wente (Whitehouse, Texas) over Seenauth.
Match point came down to Marobela and Gina Sabatino. Sabatino won the first set 6-3. Marobela tied the match with a 6-3 win in the second set. Marobela and Sabatino battled in the third set, but Miami took the edge and won 7-5.
The Seminoles now wait for the NCAA Tournament selection on May 1 at 2:30 pm on ESPN News.
No. 11 Miami 4, No. 18 Florida State 3
1. No. 33 Audra Cohen/Laura Vallverdu (UM) def. No.14 Nicola Slater/Carolin Walter (FSU) 8-6
2. Lauren Macfarlane/Tapiwa Marobela (FSU) def. Caren Seenauth/Romy Farah (UM) 8-2
3. Audrey Banada/Gina Sabatino (UM) def. Miranda Foley/Jessica Wente (FSU) 8-2
Order of finish: 2, 3, 1
1. No. 1 Audra Cohen (UM) def. No. 96 Nicola Slater (FSU) 6-1, 6-2
2. No. 93 Lauren Macfarlane (FSU) def. No. 20 Laura Vallverdu (UM) 6-4, 6-4
3. No. 50 Audrey Banada (UM) def. No. 114 Ania Rynarzewska (FSU) 6-2, 7-5
4. Carolin Walter (FSU) def. Romy Farah (UM) 6-1, 6-4
5. Jessica Wente (FSU) def. Caren Seenauth (UM) 6-3, 6-4
6. Gina Sabatino (UM) def. Tapiwa Marobela (FSU) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Order of finish: 1, 2, 4, 5, 3, 6