FSU Women's Tennis Returns, Prepares To Take On JU Saturday
The Seminoles hope to continue their Hawaiian success at home this weekend.
Jan. 22, 2008
TEAM PHOTOS FROM HAWAII
Tallahassee, Fla. - Florida State made its way back to Tallahassee yesterday after a successful showing at the 2008 Hawaii Spring Invitational in Honolulu. The No. 20-ranked Seminoles closed out the three-day tournament with a wildly successful 6-1 singles outing, finalizing their singles record for the tournament at 15-6.
Senior No. 60-ranked Carolin Walter and sophomore Jessica Wente both swept the singles courts, going 3-0 for the tournament. Walter posted her last win over Alica Tunaru of Alabama in a tough 6-7, 7-6, 6-1 match on Friday while Wente took her final win over Hawaii's own Natasha Zorec 6-4, 6-3.
Fellow sophomore Lauren Macfarlane defeated Sophie Kobuch of Hawaii 7-5, 6-0, leaving her with a 2-1 record at the tournament as her one loss came in an achingly close 7-6(3), 6-7(4), 6-2 battle against Sacramento State's No. 63-ranked Katrina Zheltova on the first day of the tournament.
Freshman Federica Suess also closed out the tournament undefeated, moving her singles record in just over a semester at Florida State to an impressive 13-4. The German-native defeated Edina Horvath of Kansas 6-4, 6-2 on the tournament's final day.
The Seminoles face a short week of practice before opening the home season at Scott Speicher Tennis Center this Saturday, Jan. 26, against Jacksonville University at 1:00 pm. Florida State's match-up with the Dolphins will mark the first of five consecutive home matches and a total of ten matches to be played in Tallahassee between now and March 9.
Day Three Results:
Lauren Macfarlane (FSU) def. Sophie Kobuch (UH), 7-5, 6-0
Jessica Wente (FSU) def. Natasha Zorec (UH), 6-4, 6-3
Tapiwa Marobela (FSU) def. Elizaveta Avdeeva (Kansas), 6-3, 7-5
Federica Seuss (FSU) def. Edina Horvath (Kansas), 6-4, 6-2
Ania Rynarzewska (FSU) def. Yuliana Svistun (Kansas), 2-6, 6-4, 3-0 (ret.)
Tiffany Welcher (Alabama) def. Bonny Davidson (FSU), 6-2, 6-3
Carolin Walter (FSU) def. Alice Tunaru (Alabama), 6-7, 7-6, 6-1
Zheltova/Jarlkaganova (SAC) def. Macfarlane/Rybakova (FSU), 9-7
Brenes/Svensson (Alabama) def. Wente/Marobela (FSU) 8-6
Emery/Tunaru (Alabama) def. Davidson/Rynarzewska (FSU) 8-2
Day Two Results:
Macfarlane/Wente (FSU) def. Avdeeva/Horvath (Kansas), 8-4
Kobuch/Bihag (UH) def. Walter/Rybakova (FSU), 9-7
Lyssenko/Tsan (Sac. State) def. Seuss/Rynarzewska (FSU), 8-6
Marobela/Davidson (FSU) def. Brenes/Bigos (Alabama), 8-6
Seuss (FSU) def. Zorec (UH), 6-0, 6-2
Walter (FSU) def. Svensson (Alabama), 6-1, 6-3
Macfarlane (FSU) def. Dorn (Kansas), 6-1, 6-1
Zheltova (Sac. State) def. Rybakova (FSU), 6-2, 7-6(6)
Marobela (FSU) def. Lyssenko (Sac. State), 6-1, 6-1
Torarczyk (Kansas) def. Rynarzewska (FSU), 6-2, 7-5
Wente (FSU) def. Emery (Alabama), 6-4, 7-5
Day One Results:
Seuss/Rynarzewska (FSU) def. Goff/Gorham (Kansas), 8-1
Walter/Rybakova (FSU) def. Welcher/Bigos (Alabama), 8-6
Macfarlane/Wente (FSU) def. J. Martinez/Valenzuela (Sac. State), 8-3
Marobela/Davidson (FSU) def. Torarczyk/M. Martinez (Kansas), 8-3
Kobuch (UH) def. Rybakova (FSU), 6-4, 0-6, 6-1
Walter (FSU) def. Avdeeva (Kansas), 6-2, 6-3
Zheltova (Sac. State) def. Macfarlane (FSU), 7-6(2), 6-7(4), 6-2
Welcher (Alabama) def. Marobela (FSU), 6-4, 6-4
Rynarzewska (FSU) def. Horvath (Kansas), 6-3, 6-0
Seuss (FSU) def. Tsan (Sac. State), 7-5, 6-1
Wente (FSU) def. Brenes (Alabama), 6-2, 6-3