April 15, 2016 - by
Seminoles Roll Troy, Louisville to Even Record

Tallahassee, Fla. – Entering this weekend, senior Daneika Borthwick knew she had only three matches remaining in her Seminole career at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. On Friday, the Cumbria, England native wasted little time on them, breezing to a pair of quick singles victories in leading the Noles to wins over Troy and Louisville. The wins improved FSU to 12-12 on the year and 3-10 in the ACC.

FSU 4, Troy 2
In the first match of the day, the Trojans (11-8) were able to take the doubles point after FSU had to default on Court 3. The pair of Borthwick and junior Daniela Schippers evened the match on Court 2, but Troy used a 6-4 victory on Court 1 to prevail.

In singles, the Noles played determined tennis in taking four points in straight sets to secure the win. Freshman Ariana Rahmanparast won 6-0, 6-1 to even the match before No. 31 Borthwick took down Jiayuan Xue on Court 1, 6-2, 6-1. After Troy knotted the score at 2-2, Gabriella Castaneda and Yukako Noi won their matches on Court 3 and 2, respectively, to provide the final 4-2 margin.

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FSU 4, Louisville 1
In the second match of the day, FSU picked up its third ACC win of the year in beating Louisville (8-16, 0-13 ACC). The Noles regrouped to win the doubles point, winning on Courts 1 and 2.

In singles, Borthwick again was dominant in allowing just one dropped game and winning 6-0, 6-1. Rahmanparast and Castaneda won their second matches of the day, with Castaneda winning the match 6-3, 6-4 to clinch the win after falling behind 3-0 in the second set.

QUOTES:
Head coach Jennifer Hyde:
On seniors Yukako Noi and Daneika Borthwick:
“We’ll have dinner Saturday night to celebrate their careers and hopefully have the emotional piece out of the way heading in to Sunday because we have to come out ready against a very motivated Pitt team. Our seniors have been incredible. They’ve been great leaders, good contributors, good people. Good humans that make our team better, and we’re definitely going to celebrate them right this weekend.”

Senior Daneika Borthwick:
“We came into today hoping for two wins, and that’s what we got. We’re building on the confidence we’ve had the last couple matches and going into Pittsburgh Sunday we’re feeling good.”

“I’ve been here five years. Last year, I thought I was done and I came back so I’m going to really enjoy it this time and take it all in again.”

NOTES:
– Borthwick has won six straight and not lost in eight matches (7-0 with one unfinished). It’s the longest unbeaten streak of her career.
– Borthwick’s two wins in singles and doubles bump her into the Top 10 all-time at Florida State in each category. She now has 80 singles wins (T-9th all-time) and 72 doubles wins (10th). She is just one doubles win away from tying Jessica Balbuena (1999-02) for eighth place.
– Borthwick’s 21 singles wins ties her single-season career high from last year, while her 22 doubles wins are four more than her high of 18 from last year.
– Borthwick’s No. 31 ranking ties the highest of her career, first obtained in 2012-13. Her 8-4 ACC mark ties her conference mark of wins from last season (8-6).

NEXT UP:
Florida State will celebrate two seniors, Yukako Noi and Daneika Borthwick, in the final match of the regular season Sunday at 12 PM against Pittsburgh. The ceremony for the players will begin at 12 PM sharp.

For more information on Florida State tennis, check Seminoles.com for the latest news and scheduling information, or keep up with the team on social media through Twitter (@FSU_WTennis), Facebook (http://cs.seminoles.com/FSU.WTennis), and Instagram (@FSUWTennis).

#57 Florida State def. Troy, 4-2
April 15, 2016 – Scott Speicher Tennis Center, Tallahassee, Fla.

#31 Daneika Borthwick (FSU) def. Jiayuan Xue (TROY), 6-2, 6-1
Yukako Noi (FSU) def. Sanae Ohta (TROY), 6-2, 6-4
Gabriella Castaneda (FSU) def. Hannah Seizer (TROY), 6-1, 6-3
Daniela Schippers (FSU) vs. Nancy Karaky (TROY), 6-3, 5-2, dnf.
Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) def. Alicia Rodriguez (TROY), 6-0, 6-1
Luisa Ferrauti (TROY) def. Kathryn Phillips (FSU), 6-0, 6-1

Seizer/Xue (TROY) def. Castaneda/Noi (FSU), 6-4
Borthwick/Schippers (FSU) def. Karaky/Ohta (TROY), 6-2
FSU Default, Court 3

Order of Finish: Singles – 5,1,6,3,2; Doubles – 3,2,1

#57 Florida State def. Louisville, 4-1
April 15, 2016 – Scott Speicher Tennis Center, Tallahassee, Fla.

#31 Daneika Borthwick (FSU) def. Jessie Lynn Paul (UL), 6-0, 6-1
Gabriella Castaneda (FSU) def. Sena Suswam (UL), 6-3, 6-4
Yukako Noi (FSU) vs. Abbie Pahz (UL), 6-4, 4-4, dnf.
Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) def. Elle Stokes (UL), 6-4, 6-2
Daniela Schippers (FSU) vs. Olivia Boesing (UL), 3-6, 2-3, dnf.
Ola Mally (UL) def. Kathryn Phillips (FSU), 6-1, 6-1

Castaneda/Noi (FSU) def. Ariana Rodriguez/Suswam (UL), 6-3
Borthwick/Schippers (FSU) def. Paul/Stokes (UL), 6-2
Boesing/Pahz (UL) def. Phillips/Rahmanparast (FSU), 6-3

Order of Finish: Singles – 6,1,4,2; Doubles – 3,1,2

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