April 19, 2007
CARY, N.C. – After a three hour rain delay, the No. 5 seed Florida State (15-6, 8-4) came up victorious over No. 12 seed Boston College (5-16, 0-11). The Seminoles won 4-0 on Thursday, April 19 at the ACC Championships. The match began at 3:30 pm at the Cary Tennis Center and was moved to NC State at the Andy Andrews Indoor Tennis Center and continued at 6:40 pm.
“It was a bit of inconvenience today, but that happens sometimes, we always talk about being emotionally flexible,” stated head coach Jennifer Hyde about the rain delays. “We work and it is not going to affect us one bit tomorrow. I think tomorrow we have to be a more disciplined team then Miami. When we play our best tennis, we play with our hearts. I think it’s going to be a battle of wills tomorrow. That includes playing with a tremendous amount of heart and to hang in there and to grind. The girls are excited about the opportunity to compete against them again.”
The Seminoles began doubles at Cary Tennis Center with senior Nicola Slater (Ayr, Scotland) and junior Carolin Walter (Bingen, Germany) against Lauren Cash and Dasha Cherkasov ahead 7-1. When the teams finally got to the indoor courts, Cherkasov had to fly back to Boston College to get sworn in as an American citizen. Florida State won by default.
Freshman Lauren Macfarlane (Ogden, Utah) with partner junior Tapiwa Marobela (Gaborone, Botswana) and freshman Jessica Wente (Whitehouse, Texas) with partner senior Miranda Foley (Cambridge, England) were ahead in both of their matches when the rain hit Cary. At the indoor court, Wente and Foley finished first winning 8-2 over Brittany Delaney and Gia Nafarrete. Macfarlane and Marobela did not finish their match because the Seminoles clinched the doubles point.
All of the singles matches took place at Andy Andrews Indoor Tennis Center at NC State. Coming off the courts first was Walter against Delaney with a strong 6-1, 6-0 win. Sophomore Ania Rynarzewska (Inowroclaw, Poland) faced Alina Sullivan coming out victorious 6-1, 6-2.
Clinching the win for the Seminoles, and posting her 19th singles match of the season, was Macfarlane. The freshman defeated Cash 6-2, 6-2 on court two. Slater was on match point when Macfarlane won. Slater’s match ended 6-3, 5-2 against Lana Krasnopolsky. Wente had begun her first set and was ahead 3-1 over Sarah Svoboda. Marobela faced Nafarrete and was behind 0-1 when the Seminoles won.
The Seminoles are set for a 3 pm match time against No. 4 seed Miami tomorrow, Friday, April 20. Florida State fell to Miami 3-4 earlier this season.
No. 18 Florida State 4, Boston College 0
1. No.14 Nicola Slater/Carolin Walter (FSU) def. Lauren Cash/Dasha Cherkasov (BC) 7-1, def.
2. Lauren Macfarlane/Tapiwa Marobela (FSU) def. Alina Sullivan/Lana Krasnopolsky (BC) 5-2, DNF
3. Miranda Foley/Jessica Wente (FSU) def. Brittany Delaney/Gia Nafarrete (BC) 8-2
Order of finish: 1, 3
1. No. 96 Nicola Slater (FSU) vs.Lana Krasnopolsky (BC) 6-3, 5-2, DNF
2. No. 93 Lauren Macfarlane (FSU) def. Lauren Cash (BC) 6-2, 6-2
3. No. 114 Ania Rynarzewska (FSU) def. Alina Sullivan (BC) 6-1, 6-2
4. Carolin Walter (FSU) def. Brittany Sullivan (BC) 6-1, 6-0
5. Tapiwa Marobela (FSU) vs. Sarah Svoboda (BC) 3-1, DNF
6. Jessica Wente (FSU) vs. Gia Nafarrete (BC) 0-1, DNF
Order of finish: 4, 3, 2