October 21, 2006 - by
Women’s Doubles Advance To The Semifinals Of The ITA South Regional Tournament

Oct. 21, 2006

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Florida State women’s doubles teams took the court on Saturday, October 21, and advanced to the semifinals. The champion of the A Draw will receive an automatic bid to the National Indoor Championship.

In Doubles A, Senior Nicola Slater (Ayr, Scotland) and freshman Lauren Macfarlane (Ogden, Utah) defeated Florida’s five seeded duo of Alexander/Srebrovic 8-5 in the quarterfinals. They will face Florida’s Borsanyi/Frangulyan tomorrow (Sunday, October 22).

Senior Miranda Foley (Cambridge, England) and junior Carolin Walter (Bingen, Germany) defeated North Florida’s Durcakova/Sanchez in Doubles B competition in the quarterfinals 8-3. The duo will face the Mississippi State’s fourth seed pair of Durcakova/Makarycheva on Sunday in the Semifinals.

“Playing in the semi-finals tomorrow in both the A and B main draw doubles and being here on Sunday for a regional event is an expectation and it’s nice that we started off so well,” stated head coach Jennifer Hyde. “Nicola (Slater) and Lauren (Macfarlane) are gearing toward an automatic bid in doubles A.”

In Singles Draw A, Walter (Bingen, Germany) defeated Ehitney McCray of Georgia Tech 6-2, 6-4 in the round of 16. Sophomore Ania Rynarzewska (Inowroclaw, Poland) fell to Georgia Tech’s Kirsten Flower in the round of 16 in a very close match of 6-7(3), 6-7(3). Flower went on to defeat Walter in the quarterfinals in another close match of 6-7(4), 4-6.

In Women’s B Singles, junior Tapiwa Marobela (Gaborone, Botswana) beat UAB’s Samrin Tanzeem 6-2, 6-2 in the round of 16. Marobela advanced to the semifinals but fell to Troy’s Annabelle Bares 4-6, 6-7(4). In the round of 16 sophomore Suzanna Mansour (Greenacres, Fla.) faced the third seeded Emily Mowery of Miami and won 6-4, 7-5. Mansour later lost to Auburn’s Jil Hasternath 6-7(2), 3-6 in the quarterfinals. Foley followed the path of her teammates by defeating Stetson’s Breanna Atkinson in the round of 16 7-5, 6-3. She fell in the semifinals to FAMU’s Kimber Redfern 4-6, 3-6.

“We got to the end of the tournament where the competition can be a little more difficult,” continued Hyde. “We had a lot of really good things go on today but a little loss of focus toward the end of the evening. All in all we had a good day with so many people left in the main draws of the event when a lot of the other teams have left.”

Check back at Seminoles.com for tomorrow’s results.

Tomorrow’s events are as follows:

Flight A and B singles semifinals
Flight A and B singles consolation semifinals
Flight A and B singles finals
Flight A and B singles consolation finals
Flight A and B doubles semifinals
Flight A and B doubles finals

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