March 10, 2006
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the first ever women’s tennis match between Florida State and Boston College, the No. 68-ranked Seminoles upset the Eagles, 4-3, Friday afternoon at the Murr Center. FSU improved to 8-4 on the season and 1-1 in Atlantic Coast Conference action, while BC dropped to 5-4 overall and 0-2 in league play.
“Our players put forth a lot of effort today,” second-year head coach Jennifer Hyde said. “The girls really competed hard throughout the entire match. I am proud of the way our players pulled together as a team and took the high road even though there were a couple of distractions and instances that occurred during the match. We were very classy and competed hard for the love of the game. I hope we can take the momentum from the win with us to
In singles, the teams split the six matches.
Slater topped Sullivan 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 at No. 3 while the Seminoles’ Suzanna Mansour beat Sarah Svoboda, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 5. Whitney Eber wasted no time defeating the Eagles’ Gia Nafarrete, 6-2, 6-1, in the sixth slot.
The two schools agreed to play doubles last and
“We are trying different things in doubles and moving people around,” Hyde commented. “We had new doubles pairings at No. 2 and we are slowly but surely finding things that will work. For right now it’s working and it’s only a matter of time before it all comes together.”
March 10, 2006
5- Suzanna Mansour (FSU) def. Sarah Svoboda (BC) 6-1, 6-1
6- Whitney Eber (FSU) def. Gia Nafarrete (BC) 6-2, 6-1
1- Cherkasov/Krasnopolshy (BC) def. Mansour/Rynarzewska (FSU) 8-6
2- Eber/Slater (FSU) def. Szegedi/Sullivan (BC), 8-5
3- Marobela/Mihailescu (FSU) def. Svoboda/Nafarrete (BC), 8-3