May 24, 2007
Athens, GA – No. 16 Nicola Slater and Carolin Walter of the Florida State women’s tennis team fell today, Thursday, May 24, in the first round of the NCAA Doubles Championship. The duo faced Virginia Commonwealth’s No. 14 Olga Borisova and Marianna Yuferova who won 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, GA hosted by the University of Georgia.
This season, Slater, a senior from Ayr, Scotland, and Walter, a junior from Bingen, Germany, posted a record of 13-6. The duo had six wins over ranked opponents including No. 10 Daniela Bercek/Melissa Mang (DU), No. 19 Riza Zalameda/Yasmin Schnack (UCLA), No. 23 Audrey Banada/Romy Farah (UM), No. 25 Ani Mijacika/Carol Salge (CU), No. 27 Alexandra Hirsch/Ashlee Davis (WF), and No. 30 Megan Falcon/Hannah Robinson (LSU).
This was the first time since 2005 that a doubles team has been invited to the doubles championship.