April 16, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Although the season is far from over, the No. 17 Florida State women’s tennis team is already being honored with awards. Sophomore Katie Rybakova and freshman Noemie Scharle have been named to the 2009 All-Atlantic Coast Conference team. The announcement was made earlier today as the Seminoles prepared to battle NC State in the first round of the ACC Championships in Cary, N.C.
“It’s always great to have multiple girls on your line-up make All-ACC,” FSU head coach Jennifer Hyde said. “There were a couple more girls who could have made it though. For a freshman to make it is a big compliment and for Katie to make it two years in a row says a lot about the respect she has in the conference. I am very proud of them both for doing a really great job.”
Rybakova, ranked No. 42 in the nation, makes the list for the second-consecutive year. The Coral Springs, Fla. native enters the tournament with a 12-11 record on courts one and two.
No. 42 Scharle is a first time honoree on the esteemed list. This is the second award the newcomer has earned this year as Scharle was named the ACC Performer of the Week for the first week of the dual-match season. Scharle, born in Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, begins her first conference tournament with an excellent record on court two, 11-1.