February 8, 2006 - by
Women’s Tennis Battles UCF And Stetson At Home This Weekend

Feb. 8, 2006

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Looking to keep its perfect record intact, the No. 54-ranked Florida State women’s tennis team hosts UCF on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and Stetson on Sunday at noon. All matches at Scott Speicher Tennis Center are free of charge. Florida State is led statistically by No. 18 Carolin Walter (Bingen, German/Baylor University) and senior Alina Mihailescu (Constanta, Romania). Walter is considered one of the top players in the country and her 2-0 dual record brings her season total to an impressive 12-2 in singles competition. She is the third-highest ranked player in the ACC.

Florida State enters the week ranked No. 54 in the nation and junior Carolin Walter is the lone player ranked in singles (No. 18). DOUBLE TROUBLE: When it comes to the doubles point, the Seminoles are right on cue. FSU is 5-1 and has defeated doubles teams by an average of 4.2 points.

The UCF women’s team hosts North Florida Tuesday before traveling to face the Seminoles. As of press time, the Golden Knights are 1-2 with ranked losses to No. 2 Florida and No. 44 USF. Megan Hunter has an 11-3 singles record at the No. 5 spot. Meanwhile, the Stetson Hatters are 3-2 with a recent 6-1 loss to No. 45 South Florida. Florida State and Stetson have one common opponent: Auburn. The Hatters lost 5-2 to Auburn while the Seminoles won 4-3.

Florida State took on UCF last year (2005) and swept the Golden Knights (7-0) earning head coach Jennifer Hyde her first win leading the Seminoles. The last time the Seminoles battled Stetson was in 2004; FSU prevailed in that match 7-0.

The last time FSU started the season out 3-0 was in 2004 under the direction of former head coach Lise Gregory. That year, the Seminoles opened the season with a 6-0 record before losing three straight. The 2004 squad went on to finish the 2004 campaign with an 18-8 mark.

Senior Alina Mihailescu and freshman Suzanna Mansour (Greenacres, Fla.) lead the Florida State squad with a 3-0 dual singles record. Carolin Walter is also a perfect 2-0. She did not compete against Florida A&M.

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