Oct. 5, 2010
MALIBU, Calif. – Two Seminoles, No. 59 Noemie Scharle and No. 64 Katie Rybakova, represented the garnet and gold today at the 2010 Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships in qualifying singles. Just two days after their run in doubles ended, Scharle defeated Fresno State’s Marianne Jodoin to the tune of 6-1, 6-4 to advance on to the second round and then followed that up by defeating the tournament’s fourth seed and No. 24 ranked player in the country in Duke’s Nadine Fahoum 6-3, 6-4.
“Noemie is playing some unbelievably mature disciplined tennis right now,” said associate head coach Oliver Foreman. “She has a huge amount of confidence coming off her tournament win at Clemson a week ago and after an eight month absence from the game she is striking the ball beautifully. As she said today each match she plays she feels more and more comfortable and she just seems to be loving it right now, and as well she should.”
While Scharle will continue to play, her doubles partner Rybakova’s had her time in Malibu ended early as she fell in singles to Baylor’s Sona Novakova 7-6(4), 6-4.
Rybakova, Scharle and Federica Suess were the only current Seminoles to travel to the ITA All-American championships in 2009. Suess and her former doubles teammate Lauren McCreless (McFarlane) made it to the second round of qualifying doubles. Rybakova and Scharle teamed up in 2009 in doubles, but fell is the second round of the consolation draw.
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PQ Doubles Round 1
Scharle/Rybakova (FSU) d. Newton/Thornton (AUB) 8-2
Bennett/Kasler (AUB) d. Suess/Veldman (FS) 8-2
PQ Doubles Round 2 and 3
Scharle/Rybakova (FSU) d. Lao/Kinstler (USC) 8-3
Duncan/Pavelec (WF) d. Scharle/Rybakova (FSU) 8-5
Qualifying Singles Round 1
Scharle (FSU) d. Jodoin (FRESNO ST) 6-1, 6-4
Novakova (BU) d. Rybakova (FSU) 7-6(4), 6-4
Qualifying Singles Round 2
Scharle (FSU) d. Fahoum (DUKE) 6-3, 6-4