April 19, 2007
Cary, NC – Due to a northeast storm in New England, the Boston College’s flight was canceled. Tomorrow’s, April 19, match No. 4 seed Florida State and No. 12 seed Boston College will take place at 3 pm. at the Cary Tennis Park.
The Seminoles look to play Boston College for the second time this season. Florida State shut out the Eagles 7-0 on April 13 at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center in Tallahassee, Fla. The Seminoles did not drop a match against BC.
Last Serve – Boston College/Maryland
The Seminoles posted two shutouts last weekend against Boston College and Maryland. Florida State won 7-0 against both teams, dropping only one doubles match in the series. Nicola Slater defeated No. 92 Marianne Baker 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 10-7.
The Seminoles are currently 14-15 in the ACC Tournament with their most recent win coming in 2005 against Virginia. The Seminoles lost in the first round last season against Wake Forest 4-1. The Seminoles best showing came in 1994 where they advanced to the semifinals against Duke. Duke won 5-0 in that match.
ACC Tournament Times and Facts
2007 ACC WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP
April 19-22, 2007
Cary Tennis Park, Cary, N.C.
Thursday, April 19
No. 9 seed NC State vs. No. 8 seed Virginia – 9:00 a.m.
No. 12 seed Boston College vs. No. 5 seed Florida State – 3:00 p.m.
No. 10 seed Virginia Tech vs. No. 7 seed Duke – 12:00 p.m.
No. 11 seed Maryland vs. No. 6 seed Wake Forest – 3:00 p.m.
Friday, April 20
No. 1 seed Clemson vs. Seed 8/9 – 9:00 a.m.
No. 2 seed Georgia Tech vs. Seed 7/10 – 12:00 p.m.
No. 4 seed Miami vs. Seed 5/12 – 12:00 p.m.
No. 3 seed North Carolina vs. Seed 6/11 – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 21
Semifinal 1 – 10:00 a.m.
Semifinal 2 – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 22
Championship Match – 11:00 a.m.
Two For Twenty
No. 93 freshman Lauren Macfarlane (Ogden, Utah) is only two wins away from becoming the tenth women’s tennis player to record 20 or more dual match single season wins. What is most surprising about this list is that four of the nine student-athletes currently on the list were freshmen when they achieved this feat. To add to this list freshman Jessica Wente is only four wins away from this feat as well. The most recent person to accomplish this feat was Mihaela Moldovan who went 26-0 in 2004.
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
* – freshman year
`Noles In The Poles
After shutting out Boston College and Maryland this weekend, Florida State fell from No. 14 to No. 18 in the nation in the ITA/FILA rankings. The Seminoles were ranked No. 13 on March 13, the highest in program history. To begin the season Florida State was ranked 61 in the nation. The Seminoles have been advancing up the rankings making stops at No. 59, 58, 50, 27, 13, 15, 18, 17, 14 and now 18.
Florida State currently has three players ranked in singles and two teams in doubles. At No. 93 is freshman Lauren Macfarlane (Ogden, Utah). At No. 96 is senior Nicola Slater (Ayr, Scotland). Sophomore Ania Rynarzewska (Inowroclaw, Poland) is a few spots behind her at No. 114. Slater (Ayr, Scotland) and junior Carolin Walter (Bingen, Germany) have upset doubles teams all season to earn a ranking of No. 14. Slater and Macfarlane are ranked No. 40 in doubles as well.
ACC In The ITA/FILA Collegiate Rankings
The ACC is the toughest conference in tennis and it shows with three teams in the top 10, six teams in the top 20 and 10 teams in the top 60 of the nation, in fact, Boston College and Maryland are the only schools not ranked by the ITA. Although Florida State sits at No. 18 in the rankings, there are five teams in the ACC sitting above them. In singles the ACC boasts four top ten players, including the No. 1 student-athlete in the nation, Audra Cohen of Miami. The ACC possesses 25 singles and 18 doubles teams in the ITA/FILA rankings.
ACC Schools In The Rankings
5 Georgia Tech
10 North Carolina
17 Wake Forest
18 Florida State
37 NC State
58 Virginia Tech