Oct. 3, 2004
Tallahassee, Fla. - The Florida State women's tennis team split the weekend with a small group of Seminoles heading to the Pacific coast for the 2004 Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships in Los Angeles, Calif. The tournament brings some of the best college competition to the West Coast during the fall tennis season.
Junior transfer Miranda Foley (Cambridge, England/High Road Sixth Form) made it to the third round of prequalifying singles, beating Vernika Subertova (Maryland) and Valerie Vladea (Northwestern). Foley took Subertova in two sets with tallies of 6-2, 6-0 and against Vladea, Foley posted scores of 6-4, 7-6(4). The transfer from the University of Houston drew UC-Irvine's Robin Bentzer in the third round, losing 6-2, 6-2.
In other singles action, freshman Tapiwa Marobela (Gaborono, Botswana/Clapham) lost to TCU's Helena Besovic in two sets 6-4, 6-2 and fellow Clapham graduate sophomore Roxanne Clarke (Cape Town, South Africa/Clapham) lost to Georgia Tech's Alison Silverio 6-4, 6-0.
Marobela and Besovic met again in doubles with Besovic, and courtmate Carla Mancinas, coming up on the winning end against the rookie paired with Foley by a score of 8-6.
Florida State continues play on the West Coast with the third and fourth rounds taking place throughout today and Monday. Clarke and senior Mihaela Moldovan (Bucharest, Romania/Emil Racovita) take the court in qualifying rounds on October 5th.