April 10, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 13 Florida State women’s tennis team (11-7, 5-2) posted its fifth-consecutive victory Saturday, April 10 by spearing Boston College 6-1 at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. The Seminoles will host their last match at home Sunday as they welcome Maryland at noon and recognize the seniors before the match.
“They did a good job today,” FSU Head Coach Jennifer Hyde said. “We took care of business, but we had a few bumps here and there. All in all we did a good job. We need to prepare for a very good Maryland team tomorrow. They just got a new coach and they got some new energy on that team. We have to make sure we are ready for them tomorrow.”
The ‘Noles kicked off the match strong by posting wins on all three courts beginning with court one.
Lauren McCreless and Francesca Segarelli teamed up to earn the first victory as they crushed BC’s Alex Kelleher and Olga Khmylev 8-0.
Securing the lead point were doubles duo Jessica Sucupira and Federica Suess as they dominated Katarina Gajic and Ina Kauppila 8-0.
“The girls have been working on being better in doubles and I’m glad to see its continuing to pay off,” Coach Hyde said. “I think the confidence is there and the trust is there too. It definitely carried out into singles.”
Securing the victory for the Garnet and Gold was No. 20 McCreless. After winning the first set 6-2, the senior went on to down the Eagles’ Kelleher 6-2 in the second set and extended her winning streak to five.
Rybakova continued to dominate in singles as the junior won her fifth-consecutive match in her defeat of Gajic 6-0, 6-0 on court two to score the Seminoles second point.
Court three saw Sucupira take care of business with the senior trumping Kauppila 6-0, 6-1 to post the squad’s third point.
The Seminoles won their fifth point on court six as Suess conquered Delaney 6-2, 6-2.
Closing out day for the squad was Sargeant on court four as the freshman was the third ‘Nole to better her singles winning streak to five with her win over Khmylev 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (10-6).
“Tomorrow is a big day for the seniors and the team,” Coach Hyde said. “We have to make sure everyone on the team steps up for our seniors and play with one heartbeat tomorrow.”
Florida State will hit the courts Sunday at 12 p.m. for their last match at home. Fans are encouraged to get to the courts early as the Seminoles will be recognizing Sucupira and McCreless.
Doubles: 1, 2*, 3
1. McCreless/Segarelli def. Kelleher/Khmylev 8-0
2. Sucupira/Suess def. Gajic/Kauppila 8-0
3. Rybakova/Sargeant def. Attwell/Delaney 8-2
Singles: 3, 2, 5, 1*, 6, 4
1. No. 20 Lauren McCreless def. Alex Kelleher 6-2, 6-2
2. Katie Rybakova def. Katarina Gajic 6-0, 6-0
3. Katharine Attwell def. No. 89 Francesca Segarelli 4-6, ret.
4. Amy Sargeant def. Olga Khmylev 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (10-6)
5. Jessica Sucupira def. Ina Kauppila 6-0, 6-1
6. Federica Suess def. Brittany Delaney 6-2, 6-2