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`Noles Take Hokies



April 19, 2012

CARY, N.C.- The No.32 Florida State women's tennis team captured a 4-0 win against Virginia Tech today at the2012 ACC Championships which are hosted at the Cary Tennis Center in Cary, N.C.

Junior Carolina De los Santos and Francesca Segarelli dominated on court three as they beat Tea Ivanovic and Carol Kahoun, 8-1.

With the matches on courts one and two seesawing between tie scores, the Seminoles would fall first on court two with the team of freshmen Mia Vriens and Leyla Erkan. They lost to Shannon Betts and Katie Blow, 9-7.

However, junior Amy Sargeant and Ruth Seaborne didn't take very long to seal the doubles point for Florida State as they defeated Martha Blakely and Courtney Rauscher 9-7 on court one.

"It's good to get the first round of the Championships behind us," head coach Jennifer Hyde said. "We started out a little slow in a few positions in doubles today, so it was good to work through some kinks and get that first point on the board. "

In singles, Segarelli played a solid match on court three as she beat Isel Martinez-Marco 6-1, 6-0 giving the Seminoles a 2-0 edge.

Sargeant made it 3-0 as she defeated Carol Kahoun 6-2, 6-2 on court five. Shortly after, De Los Santos clinched the match with a victory against Tea Ivanovic 6-4, 6-2 on court six.

"Our juniors- Fran, Amy, and Caro stepped up today in singles and finished the job for us," Hyde said. "Mia was on the verge of clinching her point as well, but tomorrow against UNC it will take the entire squad stepping up and playing at a high level. We had a good look at UNC a few weeks ago, and we feel very good heading in to the match tomorrow. We can't wait for the opportunity."

As the No.7 seed, the Seminoles will play the No.2 (No.8) North Carolina tomorrow at 12 p.m. Florida State dropped their regular season match to the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill, N.C. 4-0 earlier this month. Check back to Seminoles.com and Twitter for more updates. Below are the live stats links.

FSU vs UNC: http://www.seminoles.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/fsu-w-tennis-live-updates-fsuunc.html

Singles

1. Martha Blakely vs. Ruth Seaborne:7-5, 0-2 DNF

2. Shannon Betts vs. Leyla Erkan: 6-4, 3-0 DNF

3. Francesca Segarelli def. Isel-Martinez-Marco: 6-1, 6-0

4. Mia Vriens vs. Courtney Rauscher: 6-4, 4-1 DNF

5. Amy Sargeant def. Carol Kahoun: 6-2, 6-2

6. Carolina De los Santos def. Tea Ivanovic: 6-4, 6-2

Order of Finish: 3,5,6 DNF

Doubles

1. Ruth Seaborne/Amy Sargeant def. Blakely/Rauscher: 9-7

2. Betts/Blow def. Vriens/Erkan:9-7

3. Francesca Segarelli/Carolina De Los Santos def. Ivanovic/ Kahoun :8-1

Order of Finish:

3, 2,1

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