March 24, 2006
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THE WOMEN’S TENNIS 4-1-1:
The Florida State women’s tennis team (8-6, 1-3 ACC) continues its Atlantic Coast Conference trek this week with back-to-back matches at No. 50 NC State and No. 16 Wake Forest Saturday (11:00 a.m.) and Sunday (noon). After falling to No. 28 Maryland and No. 3 UNC the last two matches, the Seminoles look to get back to its winning ways this weekend. The young Seminole squad has freshman Ania Rynarzewska competing at No. 1 singles and senior Alina Mihailescu has played at No. 2 singles in recent weeks. Statistically, Florida State finds the most success at No. 4 and 5 singles where the team is 9-5 at each slot. In dual matches, freshman Suzanna Mansour and junior Nicola Slater are 9-4 on the year. As for doubles, FSU has featured 12 different pairs this season with the Mansour/Rynarzewska duo leading the way with a 5-5 overall record and a 4-1 mark at No. 3 doubles.
ITA-FILA NATIONAL RANKINGS:
Florida State enters the week ranked No. 61 in the nation and no one is ranked in singles or doubles. The new team rankings are released on Wednesday of each week. Of its 14 dual-match opponents this year, FSU has competed against 10 nationally ranked teams and are 4-6 against the nation’s Top 100. The Seminoles are 7-2 against teams in their region.
FLORIDA STATE VS. NC STATE:
Saturday’s meeting will be the 16th all-time match between the Seminoles and the Wolfpack. FSU owns a series record of 14-1. Last season the Seminoles swept NC State, 7-0.
A LOOK AT THE OPPONENTS:
The Demon Deacons have three players ranked nationally in singles action. Ashlee Paves is No. 64, followed by Ana Jerma at No. 106 and Alexandre Hirsch is ranked No. 143. As for the Wolfpack, Barbara Orlay is No. 118 and Shona Lee is No. 123.
The Seminoles host Clemson on Friday, March 31, beginninat at 2pm.