March 7, 2012
Malibu, Calif. – The Florida State Women’s Tennis Team made a gutsy comeback to defeat No.31 Pepperdine 5-2, today in Malibu,Calif.
Florida State would give up the doubles point as sophomore Ruth Seaborne and freshman Leyla Erkan would win the only doubles match as they defeated Ale Granillo and Megan Moore 8-7 (7-3) on court two.
After being 0-3 on the season while trailing after doubles, the Seminoles rallied behind four three-set victories as they proceeded to win five out of the six singles matches on the day.
“What made a big difference in the match today was taking four first sets in singles after losing doubles,” Head Coach Jennifer Hyde said. “We lost a little momentum after losing the doubles point and I was pleased to see the team come out aggressive and get those first sets.”
Junior Amy Sargeant tied the score at one, with her victory on court six against Moore, 6-1,6-2.
Pepperdine would take their second point and final point of the match as Khunpak Issara defeated junior Francesca Segarelli 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) on court two.
Junior Carolina De los Santos would pick up a win on court five as she outlasted Ali Walters 6-4,2-6,6-4.
After blazing through the first set on court four, Seaborne had to fight back after falling in the second set in order to win her match. She beat Arianna Colffer 6-0, 2-6, 6-2.
Freshman Leyla Erkan earned her first was on court one as she too battled through at three-set thriller against No.95 Granillo 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. Erkan posted the fourth point in order to seal the match for the Seminoles, moving them to 6-4 on the season.
Her classmate, Mia Vriens would finish out the day by picking up her first singles win on the season. After falling behind in the first set, Vriens stormed back taking the next two sets against Lorraine Guillermo 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) on court three.
“This was a good win for us,” Hyde said. “I’m proud of the team for finding a way to win today. We did not play our best tennis today but finding a way to get it done down the stretch was important for this team. With this win under our belts against a solid Pepperdine team, we will get ready to head back to the east coast in order to prepare for Clemson in a few days.”
The Seminoles will head back to the east coast as they will head to Clemson for and ACC contest on Saturday, March 10. The match is slated for 12 p.m.
1. #57 Lorraine Guillermo/Khunpak Issara (PEP) def. Amy Sargeant/Mia Vriens (FSU) 8-4
2. Ali Walters/Arianna Colffer (PEP) def. Carlina DelosSantos/Francesca Segarelli (FSU) 8-2
3. Ruth Seaborne/Leyla Erkan (FSU) def. Ale Granillo/Megan Moore (PEP) 8-7 (7-3)
Order of finish: 3,1,2
1. Leyla Erkan (FSU) def. #95 Ale Granillo (PEP) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
2. Khunpak Issara (PEP) def. Francesca Segarelli (FSU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
3. Mia Vriens (FSU) def. Lorraine Guillermo (PEP) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
4. Ruth Seaborne (FSU) def. Arianna Colffer (PEP) 6-0, 2-6, 6-2
5. Carolina De los Santos (FSU) def. Ali Walters (PEP) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
6. Amy Sargeant (FSU) def. Megan Moore (PEP) 6-1, 6-2