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FSU Falls To Duke
Kristina Schleich battled in a tough three-setter on Sunday.


Kristina Schleich battled in a tough three-setter on Sunday.

March 24, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Playing for the second time in 2014 as part of USTA's College MatchDay, the No. 43-ranked Florida State women's tennis team (9-7, 4-4 ACC) lost to No. 1 Duke (15-1, 6-1 ACC) by a score of 6-0 on March 23 at Ambler Tennis Stadium.

Due to playing on ESPN3, singles were played before doubles. The doubles competition would have only been played had singles ended in a 3-3 tie.

Duke showed why they are the No. 1 team in the country by winning the first set on all six courts. The Blue Devils took a 1-0 match lead as Marianne Jodoin took a 6-0, 6-0, straight set victory over Majlena Pedersen on court six.

Kerrie Cartwright battled well on court two against ITA No. 24 Ester Goldfeld but would eventually fall, 6-3, 6-4. Daniela Schippers also lost in straight sets to Rachel Kahan, 6-3, 6-2.

Juniors Mia Vriens on court three and Daneika Borthwick on court one each played some very competitive tennis against ITA top-35 opponents but were outlasted in the end. Vriens lost to No. 31 Hanna Mar, 6-3, 6-2, while Borthwick lost to No. 6 Beatrice Capra, 6-2, 6-2.

Kristina Schleich played some amazing tennis and narrowly lost the first set against ITA No. 94 Alyssa Smith, 7-5. The senior from Germany would build on the momentum and take the second set, 6-1, to force a third set. Duke's Smith would control the final set and close out the match with a 6-0 score.

The Seminoles will next take to the court on March 30 as they welcome North Florida and Florida A&M to the Scott Speicher Tennis Center at 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., respectively.

For more on FSU women's tennis, check us out at Seminoles.com, as well as on Facebook (facebook.com/FSU.WTennis) and Twitter (@FSU_WTennis).

Sunday, March 23, 2014 - No. 1 Duke 6, No. 43 Florida State 0
Singles competition

1. #6 Beatrice Capra (DU) def. Daneika Borthwick (FS) 6-2, 6-2
2. #24 Ester Goldfeld (DU) def. Kerrie Cartwright (FS) 6-3, 6-4
3. #31 Hanna Mar (DU) def. Mia Vriens (FS) 6-3, 6-2
4. Rachel Kahan (DU) def. Daniela Schippers (FS) 6-3, 6-2
5. #94 Alyssa Smith (DU) def. Kristina Schleich (FS) 7-5, 1-6, 6-0
6. Marianne Jodoin (DU) def. Majlena Pedersen (FS) 6-0, 6-0
Order of finish: Singles (6,2,4,3,1,5), Doubles not played.

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