October 7, 2005 - by
Women’s Tennis Fairs Well At Roberta Alison Fall Invite

Oct. 7, 2005

Singles and Doubles Draws

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Florida State women’s tennis team found success at the Roberta Alison Fall Invitational on the campus of the University of Alabama today, as all five singles entrants won their matches and advanced to the second round of play. 


“All in all I think it was a positive day,” said second year head coach Jennifer Hyde.  “I am really proud of the overall effort of each player because I thought they competed hard and played up to their potential.  We saw a lot of heart and hustle early.”


Senior Alina Mihailescu scored a 6-4, 6-0 victory overt Bethany Benson of Samford and freshman Suzanna Mansour upset fourth-seeded Kamila Dudakhadjaeva (AUM) by scores of 6-3, 6-2.  Fellow freshman Ania Rynarzewska followed suit, defeating Jennifer William (BSC) 6-1, 6-2.  The final two singles victories came from junior Whitney Eber and sophomore Tapiwa Marobela to round out the Seminole sweep in singles.  Eber trounced Pauline Bourdet of Louisiana-Monroe (6-4, 6-2) and Morbela upended Casey Ragsdale of BSC, 6-2, 6-2. 


In doubles action, Mihailescu teamed up with Iowa‘s Kayla Berry and the duo claimed two wins (8-1 and 8-4) to advance to the Category 3 finals.  The Mansour/Marobela tandem won their first doubles match, 8-4, before falling in the semifinals, 8-3, to Elna de Villiers and Anastasia Kugakolva of MSU.  In the Turquoise consolation draw, the Eber/Rynarzewska pair stayed alive with an 8-1 win over Heather Reynolds and Jessica Matlosz of Georgia State University. 


Weather permitting, the Roberta Alison Fall Invitational wraps up on Saturday afternoon. 



Alina Mihailescu def. Bethany Benson (Sam)             6-4,6-0

Suzanna Mansour def. Kamila Dudakhadjaeva (AUM)        6-3,6-2

Ania Rynarzewska def. Jennifer William (BSC)           6-1,6-2

Whitney Eber def. Pauline Bourdet (ULM)                6-4,6-2

Tapiwa Marobela def. Casey Ragsdale (BSC)              6-2,6-2





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