Feb. 12, 2006
TALLHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s tennis, under the direction of head coach Jennifer Hyde, kept its perfect record intact Sunday with a 6-1 victory over Stetson at Scott Speicher Tennis Center. The Seminoles improved to 4-0 on the season while the Hatters dropped to 3-3.
Playing without their top-ranked player, No. 18 Carolin Walter, the Seminoles relied on young players at the top of the lineup. At No. 1 singles, sophomore Tapiwa Marobela defeated Mili Milovanovic 6-0, 6-2 and freshman Ania Rynarzewska upended Maja Miladinovic 6-1, 6-4 at the second position. FSU freshman Suzanna Mansour, one of two Seminoles who own an undefeated singles record, took care of Marina Levin by scores of 6-1, 6-2 at the No. 3 singles position.
The Seminoles garnered victories at the No. 4 and 6 positions, respectively. Junior Nicola Slater swept Anna Leonenko (6-0, 6-0) and junior Whitney Eber toppled Samantha Lange 6-0, 6-3. The Hatters earned their only win of the day at the No. 5 position when Catherine Canady defeated senior Alina Mihailescu 4-6, 6-3, 10-7.
For the third straight time this season, the Seminoles earned the doubles point. Without Walter in the lineup, Hyde was forced to mix the doubles teams so Slater and Maroblea paired up at No. 1 and took an 8-2 win over Milovanovic and Levin. Stetson answered back at the No. 2 doubles position when Canady/Leonenko upended the Seminoles’ Mansour/Mihailescu duo, 8-6. At the third spot, Eber and Rynarzewska recorded an 8-1 victory against Lange and Mollman.
The Seminoles will travel to Gainesville on Wednesday (Feb. 15) to battle No. 2 Florida at 5pm.