April 24, 2007 - by
Freshman Lauren Macfarlane Continues To Break Records For Women’s Tennis

April 24, 2007

Tallahassee, FL – Freshman Lauren Macfarlane (Ogden, Utah) has put herself among the elite in the history books for women’s tennis. In just her first season as a Seminole, she has become one of only eight players to reach 20 singles victories in a single season.

Currently ranked No. 59 nationally, Macfarlane continues to put herself among the best at FSU. Her young career has been full of highlights, including a recent All-ACC Selection. In the fall, she and then partner senior Nicola Slater (Ayr, Scotland) were the first doubles team in history to participate in the National Indoor Championships, where they defeated the No. 2 ranked team in the nation. Just last week at the ACC Championships, Macfarlane defeated the No. 20 ranked player in the nation, Lauren Vallverdu, from Miami.

“Lauren has had a tremendous freshman campaign,” stated head coach Jennifer Hyde. “To win 20 matches playing at the #1 and #2 positions as a freshman, and in the very demanding and competitive ACC Conference, tells you a lot about what she’s capable of as a college player. I think that the best is yet to come for Lauren, as she continues to develop her game and gain experience and exposure in the league, as well as in national caliber events where she belongs. I’m very excited for what the future holds for Lauren and her career, and she’s off to a very positive start.”

Macfarlane’s win percentage places her tied for fourth in top 10 dual match single season win percentage category. She is one of three freshmen to top that list. She is also one of five freshmen to reach 20 singles wins.

Highlights from this season include –
– invited to the ITA Indoor National Championships, first invitation in Florida
State history
– upset No. 2 doubles team while at ITA Indoor National Championships with partner Nicola Slater

– named to 2007 All-ACC team

– defeated six ranked singles players and two doubles teams

Top 10 Dual Match Single Season Win Percentage
No. Name Year Record Percentage
1. Mihaela Moldovan 2004 26-0 1.000
2. Kia Asberg 1999 24-4 .857
3. Buffy Baker* 1987 21-5 .807
4. Lauren Macfarlane* 2007 20-5 .800
Kia Asberg 2000 20-5 .800
Keri Preng 1990 20-5 .800
7. Marina Raic 1999 22-6 .785
8. Audra Brannon* 1991 21-6 .777
9. Mihaela Moldovan 2005 17-5 .773
10. Buffy Baker 1989 16-5 .762

20 Dual Match Singles Season Wins
Name Year Wins
Patti Henderson 1986 20
Buffy Baker* 1988 21
Keri Preng 1990 20
Audra Brannon* 1991 21
Kia Asberg 1999 24
Jessica Balbuena* 1999 21
Marina Raic* 1999 22
Kia Asberg 2000 20
Mihaela Moldovan 2004 26
Lauren Macfarlane* 2007 20
* – freshman year

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