Feb. 21, 2006
THE WOMEN’S TENNIS 4-1-1:
Entering this week’s three-match home swing, the Seminoles are 6-1 thanks to two victories against No. 72 Troy and Georgia Southern last weekend at the
ITA NATIONAL RANKINGS:
As of press time,
WALTER TO MISS 2006 SEASON:
Florida State (6-1) head coach Jennifer Hyde announced Tuesday morning that junior Carolin Walter, the Seminoles’ No. 1 singles player and the 18th-ranked player in the nation, and will miss the remainder of the season with a torn tendon in her foot. Walter competed in the first two matches of the dual season and went 2-0 in singles and doubles before the tear. She will have surgery on the injury next week and afterwards Hyde will seek a medical redshirt season for Walter.
If the Seminoles defeat LSU and improve to 7-1, it will be the best start for the program since the 1999 season. During the 1999 season and under the direction of former head coach
Wednesday will be the 11th all-time meeting between the Seminoles and Tigers and the series is split right down the middle at 5-5. The last time
SCOUTING THE TIGERS:
The LSU women’s tennis team, ranked No. 43 as of press time, received its first loss of the season against No. 32 Texas A&M on Sunday, 7-0. The Tigers have victories over La. Tech, UL-Lafayette, Southern and No. 55 Rice. Lauren Seaman, who plays at No. 2, has a 4-1 record along with Marina Chiarelli (No. 3) and Camila Caliari (No. 6).
Friday marks the third all-time series between
The Tribe has relied on the solid play of doubles early in the dual season. Overall, the team has a dual doubles record of 12-6 and if it wasn’t for the three losses at No. 2 Florida, the Seminoles would have a remarkable 12-3 doubles mark. Because of the loss of Carolin Walter, the pairs have shifted with junior Nicola Slater and Tapiwa Marobela competing at No. 1 and freshman Whitney Eber and senior Alina Mihailescu playing at No. 2. Marobela and Slater have a 2-2 record while Eber and Mihailescu own a 2-2 mark. The third team of freshman Suzanna Mansour and Ania Rynarzewska has a team-best 4-1 record.
LIVE STATS THIS WEEK:
Seminoles.com, the official website of Florida State tennis, will provide live results during home matches this season. To access the live stats, go the women’s tennis schedule page and click on the match. Please note that the results are updated about every 10-20 minutes or so.