Feb. 18, 2006
TALAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s tennis team recorded its biggest victory of the season Saturday afternoon as it edged No. 72 Troy (2-1), 4-3, at Scott Speicher Tennis Center. The win was the second victory of the day for the Seminoles as the team swept Georgia Southern (1-6) in the first match of a doubleheader. With the victory, FSU improved to 6-1 on the season.
“I am very pleased with the way we started in doubles,” said Florida State head coach Jennifer Hyde. “We knew that Troy was a dangerous team and our girls really showed up for the match. They fought harder than I’ve seen them battle all season…it was a very competitive match. With a little more
consistency and discipline in singles we came out on top.”
The No. 56 Seminoles won the doubles point after clinching victories in the Nos. 2 and 3 doubles spots. At doubles No. 2, Alina Mihailescu and Whitney Eber downed Rawia Elsisi and Nicole Shaw, 8-3, and freshmen Seminoles Suzanna Mansour and Anna Rynarzewska toppled Shamiaa Elsisi and Annabelle Bares, 8-2, in the third slot.
Florida State claimed singles victories in the Nos. 4, 5, and 6 spots to win the match. At court five, Mansour was back to her winning ways as she beat Troy’s Caroline Jouanin 6-2, 6-2 and the Seminoles took the early 2-0 lead. After dropping a match at court three (2-1), FSU clinched the win as Slater and Eber cruised to straight victories. Slater upended Bares 7-6, 6-1 and Eber overpowered Elsisi 6-3, 6-7, 7-2.
The Seminoles will be back at Scott Speicher Tennis Center on Wednesday, Feb. 22, as No. 42 LSU rides into Tallahassee.
Results from the Georgia Southern match are listed below. The Seminoles won the match 7-0 and freshman Lisa Nystrom Skold clinched her first dual singles victory at No. 6.
Tennis Match Results
Troy vs Florida State
#56 Florida State 4, #72 Troy 3
1. Rawia Elsisi (TROY) def. Anna Rynarzewska (FSU) 6-4, 6-3
2. Tsitsi Masviba (TROY) def. Tapiwa Marobela (FSU) 6-4, 6-7, 10-5
3. Claudia Strauss (TROY) def. Alina Mihailescu (FSU) 6-4, 6-2
4. Nicole Slater (FSU) def. Annabelle Bares (TROY) 7-6, 6-1
5. Suzanna Mansour (FSU) def. Caroline Jouanin (TROY) 6-2, 6-2
6. Whitney Eber (FSU) def. Shamiaa Elsisi (TROY) 6-3, 6-7, 7-2
1. Tsitsi Masviba/Claudia Strauss (TROY) def. Nicole Slater/Tapiwa Marobela (FSU) 8-5
2. Whitney Eber/Alina Mihailescu (FSU) def. Rawia Elsisi/Nicole Shaw (TROY) 8-3
3. Suzanna Mansour/Anna Rynarzewska (FSU) def. Shamiaa Elsisi/Annabelle Bares (TROY) 8-2
FLORIDA STATE 7, GEORGIA SOUTHERN 0
1-Tapiwa Marobela/Nicola Slater def. Zsakay/Wolken, 8-3
2- Alina Mihailescu/Whitney Eber def. Wollet/Maddox, 8-1
3- Suzanna Mansour/Ania Rynarzewska def. Reynolds/Huxtable, 8-3
1- Tapiwa Marobela def. Szilvia Zsakay 6-1, 6-1
2- Ania Rynarzewska def. Maddox 6-1, 6-3
3- Nicola Slater def. Lauren Wolken 6-4, 6-1
4- Alina Mihailescu def. Kimberly Wollet 6-0,6-1
5- Suzanna Mansour def. Heather Reynolds 6-3, 6-1
6- Lisa Nystrom Skold def. Shea Huxtable 6-3. 6-2
NOTES: Nystrom Skold gets first career dual victory.
Florida State head coach Jennifer Hyde comments:
(On the team’s performance) They preformed very well. They did a better job in doubles, playing agressively. A Few mental lapses, but overall they performed very well.
(On specific players) Lisa- she got her first win at #6. Great job, played very aggressive and very well. Alina – Played a great game as our senior leader.