March 9, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 25-ranked Florida State women’s tennis team (8-5, 3-3 ACC) fell to No. 31 Notre Dame (6-6, 1-4 ACC) by a score of 6-1 on March 9 at the Eck Tennis Pavilion in South Bend, Ind.
The Fighting Irish took the doubles point behind very close matches on courts one and two. ITA No. 23 pairing of Quinn Gleason and Britney Sanders narrowly got by Kerrie Cartwright and Daneika Borthwick on court one, while Jennifer Kellner and Julie Sabacinski took down Duda Santos and Majlena Pedersen, 8-5, on court two.
Notre Dame made it 2-0 after a court five win by Mary Closs over Kristina Schleich, 6-2, 7-6. Borthwick secured a straight set victory for FSU at No. 1 singles with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Sanders.
The Seminoles would play tightly contested matches on all courts but Notre Dame would sweep the remaining points. Daneila Schippers would fall to Kellner, 6-4, 6-3 on court three and Cartwright lost a tough three-setter against ND’s Quinn Gleason on court two, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Majlena Pedersen would win the first set of her court six match against Julie Vrabel, but was unable to close it out, losing in three sets, 4-6, 6-0, 6-2. The final match would be a back-and-forth battle on court four between Mia Vriens and Monica Robinson. Vriens played well but in the end could not get by Robinson as the Irish took the match in straight sets, 7-6, 6-4.
The Seminoles are back in action on March 22 and 23 as they travel to the state of North Carolina for matches at NC State on March 22 at noon and at Duke on March 23 at 11:00 a.m.
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Sunday, March 9 – No. 31 Notre Dame 6, No. 25 Florida State 1
1. Daneika Borthwick (FSU) def. Britney Sanders (ND) 7-5, 6-4
2. Quinn Gleason (ND) def. Kerrie Cartwright (FSU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
3. Jennifer Kellner (ND) def. Daniela Schippers (FSU) 6-4, 6-3
4. Monica Robinson (ND) def. Mia Vriens (FSU) 7-6, 6-4
5. Mary Closs (ND) def. Kristina Schleich (FSU) 6-2, 7-6
6. Julie Vrabel (ND) def. Majlena Pedersen (FSU) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2
1. #23 Quinn Gleason/Britney Sanders (ND) def. Kerrie Cartwright/Daneika Borthwick (FSU) 8-6
2. Jennifer Kellner/Julie Sabacinski (ND) def. Duda Santos/Majlena Pedersen (FSU) 8-5
3. Kristina Schleich/Mia Vriens (FSU) vs. Jane Fennelly/Monica Robinson (ND) unfinished
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (5,1,3,2,6,4)