Oct. 27, 2006
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Tallahassee, Fla. – Scott Speicher Tennis Center was full of teams from the south as the women’s tennis team hosted the 2006 Seminole Invitational today, October 27. The contest was cut short due to rain. The tournament continues tomorrow at 9 am beginning with doubles action. The incomplete singles will begin after the doubles event. The Seminoles were able to win 16 of 17 matches today.
In the Garnet Singles Draw junior Carolin Walter (Bingen, Germany) defeated FAU’s Wendling 6-1, 6-3 and then beat UNF’s V. Sanchez 6-0, 6-1. Senior Nicola Slater (Ayr, Scotland) beat Stetson’s Nowicki 6-0, 6-2 and then took on AUB’s Dadakodjaeva 6-3, 6-4. Walter and Slater will face one another tomorrow for the flight championship.
Freshman Lauren Macfarlane (Ogden, Utah) played in the Gold Draw. Macfarlane received a bye in the first round and then beat Bethune-Cookman’s Polakova 6-4, 7-6. She will face Veverkova of AUM tomorrow for the flight championship.
The Black Draw includes Ania Rynarzewska (Inowroclaw, Poland). Rynarzewska continued the winning streak and defeated Stetson’s Leonenko 6-3, 6-4. In the next round, she faced Jacksonville’s Sulyos 6-4, 7-6 (2). The sophomore will face USF’s Duch in the finals.
In the White Draw, freshman Jessica Wente (Whitehouse, Texas) faced UNF’s Torres and won in an exciting match 6-3, 4-6, 6-0. Senior Miranda Foley (Cambridge, England) defeated FAU’s Bartnik 6-1, 3-6, 6-4. Their second matches of the day were cut short due to rain and will continue tomorrow.
Sophomore Suzanna Mansour (Greenacres, Fla.) played in the Orange Draw. She beat UNF’s Durcakova 6-3, 6-1. In the next round, she beat Kendrick of Bethune-Cookman 6-1, 6-0. She will face AUB’s Zuzolova for the flight championships tomorrow.
The Pink Draw was lead by junior Tapiwa Marobela (Gaborone, Botswana) as she defeated Stetson’s St. Clair 6-1, 6-1. She then beat UNF’s Desmarais by only dropping 1 set, 6-0, 6-1.
In doubles action, Walter/Rynarzewska defeated Wendling/Kecht of FAU 8-4 in the Garnet Draw. They will face USF’s Cruz/Rai. Slater/Macfarlane lost to AUB’s Canady/Leonenko 2-8.
In the Gold Draw, two seed Foley/Wente defeated their opponent Simone/Totevska of FAU 8-1. They will face Bethune-Cookman’s Polakova/Kendrick tomorrow.
Marobela/Mansour faced AUB’s Seinkob and FAU’s Xanthopoulos and won 8-2 in the White Doubles. They will take on FAU’s Bartnik/Terol tomorrow.
For tomorrow’s results, check back for updates on Seminoles.com.