Oct. 3, 2012
LOS ANGELES - Florida State women's tennis senior Francesca Segarelli had herself a career performance on Tuesday as she defeated two ranked players in order to advance in the Qualifying rounds of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships in Los Angeles.
"As a senior, it's especially great to see Fran play tennis at this level," head coach Jennifer Hyde said. "She played two solid, back to back, complete matches in the span of seven hours at an unbelievably intense level."
In the first round, Segarelli knocked off the No.1 seed in the draw in Zoe DeBruycker of North Carolina 6-3, 6-3. DeBruycker is ranked as the No.26 player in the nation.
Hours later in her second match of the day, Segarelli elevated her game and defeated a very tough No. 56 in Stefanie Tan of TCU 6-4, 6-4, advancing to the third round of Qualifying.
"Her second match this evening required her to raise her game up a notch and that's exactly what she did," Hyde said. "I'm so very proud of Fran's effort today. Now, it's time to ice down the legs, get a great stretch, and get rested for round three in order to qualify for the Main Draw."
Segarelli needs one more win in order to move on to the Main Draw of the tournament, which is scheduled to begin on Oct. 4. Standing in her way will be an ACC opponent in Julia Elbaba of Virginia. That match is set to take place on Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. PT.
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Mia Vriens def. Caroline Magusson (Tulane) :6-1, 6-4
Rebecca Shine (Louisville) def. Mia Vriens : 6-2, 6-4
Daneika Borthwick def. Chanelle Van Nguyen: 7-5, 6-1
Daneika Borthwick def. Sofia Hager (Oregon): 6-2, 6-2
Gabriella DeSimone(USC) def. Daneika Borthwick : 7-5, 6-2
Jessica Wacnik (BC) def. Leyla Erkan : 7-6 (5), 6-2
Sargeant/Segarelli def. Fellerhoff/Shine (Lousiville): 9-7
McPhillips/Van Nguyen (UCLA) def. Sargeant/Segarelli: 8-5
Gabb/Gaytan-Leach (Missouri) def. Borthwick/Vriens: 8-4
Francesca Segarelli def. Zoe DeBryucker (UNC): 6-3, 6-3
Francesca Segarelli def. Stefanie Tan (TCU): 6-4, 6-4