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Senior Year (2010-2011)
Fell in three sets to No. 9 Marta Lesniak in the season ending loss to SMU during the second round of the NCAA Tournament...Finishes career with 103 career victories and 71 career doubles victories...Defeated Carlista Mohammed 6-0, 6-1 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament for the 103rd win of her career, second most in program history...In the stunning third round victory of the ACC Championships, Rybakova defeated No. 36 Nadine Fahoum 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9-7) to tie the match 3-3 against No. 3 Duke...Defeated No. 37 Martina Pavelec 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the ACC Championships to give Florida State a 3-0 lead...In the senior day victory against No. 3 Duke, Rybakova picked up one of the biggest wins of her career when she defeated Duke's No. 38 ranked Nadine Fahoum 6-2, 6-4 in the singles...The victory over Fahoum marked the 100th win of her career, joining Federica Suess, Lauren McCreless and Jessica Sucupira as the only in FSU history...In the win against No. 4 North Carolina, Rybakova played No. 14 Zoe De Bruycker close, but fell 6-3, 6-4...In the win over Boston College she defeated Alex Kelleber 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 to earn the 99th victory of her career...Against North Carolina State she was victorious over No. 83 Sandhya Nagaraj 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-2...The win marked her fifth straight victory, including three straight over top 100 opponents...In the victory over No. 24 Wake Forest she defeated Martina Pavelec 6-3, 6-1... In the loss against Virginia she beat No. 95 Hana Tomaljanvic 4-6, 7-6, (7-4), (10-5)...In the win over Virginia Tech, she defeated Martha Blakely 0-6, 7-6, 6-1...In the victory against the Georgia State Panthers, Rybakova defeated Georgia State's Katerina Gresova 6-2, 6-1... In the difficult loss against the Clemson Tigers, she fell short to Clemson's Nelly Ciolkowski 5-7, 6-3, 6-4... After winning her doubles match against UCF, she was able to defeat UCF's Genevieve Lorbergs 6-2, 6-2...Against the No. 1 Florida Gators, Rybakova was able to take control in an astonishing upset victory against Florida's top player, No. 7 Allie Will, winning the match 6-1, 6-4... One match earlier she defeated Georgia Tech's No. 105 Viet Ha Ngo 6-3, 7-5 in the singles match contributing to the victory over No. 15 Georgia Tech...In the victory against the Auburn Tigers, she defeated Auburn's Paulina Schippers 6-3, 6-7, (3-6), 6-1 in the singles match...In the second round of the ITA Team Indoors, she took the No. 6 player in the nation, Denise Dy from Washington, to three sets but fell just short (2-6, 6-4, 5-7)...During the first round of the ITA Team Indoors, defeated Princeton's top player Hilary Bartlett (4-6, 7-5, 11-9) to help earn the team a victory over the No. 37 ranked Tigers...In the first dual match of the spring season she opened as the No. 42 player in the nation and defeated the best player from No. 54 Florida International Liset Brito (6-3, 6-4)...At the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships held on the University of Georgia campus, the No. 64 ranked Rybakova made it all the way to the semifinals after defeating Florida Gulf Coast's Iris Rendon (6-3, 6-1) in the first round, Florida's Brittany Borsanyi (6-4, 6-0) in the second round, Miami's Anna Bartenstein (6-1, 2-6, 6-3) in the third round, and Florida's Allie Will by walk-off in the quarterfinals...On day three of the Fall Seminole Quad Tournament, she defeated teammate Federica Suess (6-4, 6-4) to win the championship for her flight...During the first day of the Seminole Quad she competed in back-to-back matches, defeating Auburn's Newton (6-1, 7-5) in round one and South Florida's Bejlkova (7-6, 6-4) to advance to the flight championship...Began what looks to be a very successful senior campaign at the Furman Classic and after knocking off some rust, got past Vanderbilt's Rachel Dillon (6-2, 6-2).
Along with teammate Amy Sargeant, defeated SMU's Hatamova and Turpin to secure the doubles point for the Seminoles...With Sargeant the talented duo defeated Woods and Castaneda 8-1 to give FSU their first victory in doubles against Southern in the first round of the NCAA Tournament... With Sargeant's help the two beat Gajic and Attwell of Boston College 8-5...With the help of Sargent, she defeated Huschke/Hansbrough of Maryland 8-3 to clinch the doubles point victory...Partnering up with Amy Sargeant, she defeated Anna Mydlowski and Ryann Cutillo of Wake Forest 8-6...With the help of freshman Manon Veldman, they defeated Georgia State's duo Katerina Gresova and Martina Ondrackova with an 8-4 victory...Rybakova along with sophomore Amy Sargeant were able to take control in the doubles play with a victory over Clemson's Caroline Magnusson and Klara Vyskocilova 8-5... In the victory against UCF, Rybakova and Sargeant defeated the Knights duo Alexis Rodriguez and Josephine Haraldson 8-4 to give the Seminoles the point in doubles...In the victory against the Georgia Tech, Rybakova along with the help of Sargeant were able to win their doubles match against the Yellow Jacket's Lynn Blau and Muriel Wacker 8-4... Alongside senior Federica Suess, the experienced duo posted the Seminoles lone doubles victory by defeating Miami's No. 42 ranked duo of Kayla Rizzolo and Gabriela Mejia 8-4... During the defeat against the Auburn Tigers, Rybakova was able to defeat Auburn's Plamena Kurteva and Taylor Schreimann 8-1 in doubles with Suess...Together with Federica Suess, defeated Washington's duo of Xu/Krsljanin (8-3) in the second round of the ITA National Indoors...In the first round, the tandem of Rybakova and Suess finished victorious over Princeton's Ashley/Flanigan (8-4)...On day two of the Seminole Quad and teamed with Suess, beat No. 30 Iowa's tandem of Cohen/Young (8-4)...Day one of the Seminole Quad and the start of the spring season matched her and Suess against the No. 44 ranked doubles team from Central Florida Lorbergs/Griffith and came through victorious (8-5)...During the Fall Seminole Quad she teamed with Noemie Scharle and defeated the nation's No. 27 doubles team of Vogel/Rangel from Mississippi (8-3)...On day two of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships the duo of Rybakova/Scharle defeated the doubles team of Lao/Kinstler from Southern California (8-3) in the second round before falling to Wake Forest's tandem of Duncan/Pavelec (5-8) in round three...Day one of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships found the team of Rybakova and Scharle soundly beating Newton/Thornton from Auburn (8-2)...Rybakova and Scharle opened their 2010-2011 doubles season at the Furman Classic and defeated South Carolina's Morgina/Jocic (8-1) in convincing fashion.
Junior Year (2009-2010)
Named to the All-ACC team for her third consecutive year. Nationally ranked as high as No. 48 in the fall and No. 64 in the spring.
Defeated eight nationally-ranked opponents during fall and spring.
Went undefeated at the NCAA Championship by defeating Raquel Castro on North Florida 6-2, 6-2 and upsetting No. 54 Katarina Tsang of the North Carolina 6-4, 6-4.
Clinched the match against Duke at the ACC Championships with a victory over No. 72 Elizabeth Plotkin to push FSU to its third-consecutive semifinal appearance.
Posted a 3-1 record during the ITA Indoor Championships that included wins over No. 70 Csilla Borsanyi and No. 51 Maria Sorbello of Tennessee. Overall singles record was 25-16 (8-7 fall and 17-9 spring).
Posted a notable 10-2 record on court three with teammate Amy Sargeant.
Went undefeated with 3-0 record at the NCAA Championships alongside Sargeant. Win over Pereira and Saari-Bystrom of South Carolina helped FSU win the lead point and secure a Round of 16 appearance.
Overall doubles record of 17-18 (2-5 fall and 15-13 spring).
Sophomore Year (2008-09):
Named to the All-ACC team, All-Academic ACC team while also being invited to the NCAA Singles Championships for the second consecutive year.
Defeated 16 nationally-ranked opponents throughout fall and spring.
Upset No. 5 Fani Chifchieva of Auburn at the NCAA Tournament 6-2, 6-4.
Went on an eight-match winning streak during the dual-match season that included wins over two ranked opponents.
Remained undefeated during the Northwestern Invitational with upsets over No. 72 Tiffany Welcher (6-4, 4-6, 6-3), No. 109 Dunja Antunovic (6-7, 6-4, 6-0) and No. 24 Samantha Murray (6-1, 5-7, 6-4).
Overall singles record was 26-17 (11-5 fall and 15-12 spring).
With Lauren Macfarlane's help, defeated No. 33 Whoriskey and Sorbello of Tennessee 8-2.
Went on a six-match winning streak with Bonn Davidson during the dual-match season.
Represented the Seminoles on court one for most of the season.
Posted a 7-1 record on court three.
Overall doubles record was 15-15 (1-4 fall and 14-11 spring).
Freshman Year (2007-08):
Moved right into the top position on the FSU squad in her first season with much success.
Invited to the 2008 NCAA Singles Tournament in May 2008.
Named to the 2008 All-ACC team.
Began the season ranked #16 in the country and moved as high as No. 24 during the regular season.
Posted an impressive 18-7 dual match record playing mostly in the Seminoles' number one slot and 28-12 (10-2 fall and 18-10 spring) overall record.
Went 2-1 against Top 15 opponents with a pair of huge victories over Duke's No. 14 Ellah Nze and Georgia Tech's No. 4 Amanda McDowell.
Recorded an 8-6 record in the number one spot and a 10-1 record in the number two spot for the Seminoles.
Defeated Duke's Tara Iyer 6-4, 6-3 in the third round of the ACC Tournament.
Also defeated four players in fall play who went on to earn Top 30 rankings: o Whitney McCray (Georgia Tech) o Whitney Benick (Florida) o Laura Vallverdu (Miami) o Kirsten Flower (Georgia Tech)
Was invited to the FILA/ITA Riviera All-American Tournament during fall play.
Advanced to the finals of the ITA South Regionals where she took Georgia Tech senior Kristi Miller to a third-set tiebreaker to determine the final outcome.
Combined with junior Ania Rynarzewska to reach No. 33 in the doubles rankings after defeating Duke's No. 3 tandems of Melissa Mang and Amanda Granson in an 8-6 upset.
Defeated Miami's Eichkorn/Seenauth duo 8-1 with senior Carolin Walter to help the Seminoles upset No. 10 Miami 5-2.
Finished the season with a 17-16 (7-3 fall and 10-13 spring) overall mark in doubles playing mostly on court one during her dual-matches.
High School and Other Accomplishments:
Ranked No. 6 in Florida's under-18 girl's category.
Made the final round at the 2006 ITF Costa Rica Bowl.
Fought her way to the quarterfinals twice in 2006 on the Jerry Simmons ITF Junior Circuit.
Won ITF junior circuit singles competitions in both Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
Came out on top in doubles as well, winning ITF-sponsored tournaments in the Bahamas and Costa Rica in 2005.
Graduated valedictorian in 2007 with a 4.0 GPA.
Born Dec. 27, 1989...Majoring in English education...Daughter of Nick and Galina Rybakova...Born in Moscow and moved to New York at age one...First name is Ekaterina...Speaks fluent Russian.