April 13, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- The No.33 Florida State women’s tennis team swept Virginia Tech in the “Paint it Pink” event today, 7-0 at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. The Seminoles are now 12-8 on the season with a 5-5 showing in the ACC.
“I was pleased with how we came out and got that doubles point today,” Hyde said. “We continue to mix up our partners so see what fits for us and I thought the ladies did a great job.”
The Seminoles swept for the doubles point as juniors Carolina De los Santos and Francesca Segarelli cruised to victory as they defeated Isel Martinez-Marco and Emily Lauten on court three, 8-1. On court two, freshmen Leyla Erkan and Mia Vriens beat Martha Blakely and Katie Blow, 8-4. Finishing out on court one with a 8-3 win over Shannon Betts and Courtney Rauscher was junior Amy Sargeant and sophomore Ruth Seaborne.
“In singles, it was nice to look up and down and see everyone jump out to an early lead in their first sets,” Hyde said. “That set the tone for the rest of the match. It made a huge difference and it was great to see that.”
In singles, Sargeant added the second point for the Seminoles as she defeated Tea Ivanovic on court six, 6-1, 6-4.
On court three, Vriens would pick up a win as she defeated Martinez-Marco 6-1, 6-3 while Erkan would seal the match for Florida State on court two with a win against Shannon Betts, 6-3, 6-4.
De Los Santos continued her strong work out of court five as she went on to defeat Carol Kahoun 6-3, 6-2.
After jumping out in front with a commanding first set, Seaborne outlasted a battle on court one with Blakely, 6-2, 7-5, capping-off the 7-0 sweep for the Seminoles.
“We got better today,” Hyde said. “We are definitely starting to play better tennis up and down the line. I feel that we are poised and prepared to play against Virginia on Sunday. It’s our last home match and we hope to have a really good crowd to support us. It’s going to be a battle, no question about it.”
The Seminoles will be home for one final match as they will take on No.15 Virginia on Sunday at 12 p.m. Check back to Seminoles.com and Twitter (FSU_wtennis) for more information.
1. Ruth Seaborne def. Martha Blakely: 6-2, 7-5
2. Leyla Erkan def. Shannon Betts: 6-3, 6-4
3. Mia Vriens def. Isel Martinez-Marco: 6-1, 6-3
4. Francesca Segarelli def. Courtney Rausher: 6-4, 6-4
5. Carolina De los Santos def. Carol Kahoun: 6-3, 6-2
6. Amy Sargeant def. Tea Ivanovic: 6-1, 6-4
Order of Finish: 6,3,2,5,4,1
1. Ruth Seaborne/Amy Sargeant def. Shannon Betts/Courtney Rauscher 8-3
2. Mia Vriens/Leyla Erkan def. Martha Blakely/Katie Blow: 8-4
3. Francesca Segarelli/Carolina De Los Santos def. Isel Martinez-Marco/Emily Lauten: 8-1
Order of Finish: