Women's Tennis ACCtion: Friday, February 5

Feb. 5, 2010

`Noles Overpower Illini 4-3

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The No. 21 Florida State women’s tennis team opened its three-day road trip with a win over No. 32 Illinois, 4-3, to improve its record to 3-1. The Seminoles now face their hardest opponent of the season in No. 2 Northwestern Sunday, February 7, at 11 a.m.

FSU started the domination early by earning the doubles point with wins on courts one and three. Amy Sargeant and Jessica Sucupira teamed up to post the first win over Megan Fudge and Breanne Smutko, 9-7, while Lauren McCreless and Francesca Segarelli posted the same score over Leigh Finnegan and Rachael White to help FSU earn the 1-0 lead into singles.

Singles saw the ‘Noles having to take their game to the next level after Illinois marked two points with wins on court two and four to position the Illini ahead 2-1.

NC State Falls to No. 37 DePaul 5-2

Raleigh, N.C. - The NC State women's tennis fell short to No. 37 DePaul 5-2 on Friday, Feb. 5.

DePaul took the first point of the day in doubles matches. Sandhya Nagaraj and Daria Petrovic got things started by beating Gia McKnight and Katarina Milinkovic, 8-3. Unfortunately it wasn't enough for the Wolfpack, as they lost the other two doubles matches. Berkeley Brock and Lenka Hojckova fell 8-6 to the No. 9 tandem in the country, Anna Redecsi and Selma Salkovic. Tana Illova and Chloe Smith were beaten by Kirsten Gambrell and Sandra Zmak, 8-4.

No. 45 Nagaraj continued her impressive play, defeating Anna Redecsi in straight sets 6-2, 6-3. Hojckova fought hard, but lost 6-4, 6-4, to Salkovic. After taking the first set Brock was defeated by Milinkovic, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Boston College Cruises Past Memphis 5-2

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Boston College women's tennis team picked up a key non-conference victory over Memphis by the score of 5-2 at the Flynn Recreation Complex on Friday evening.

The win improves the Eagles to 2-3 for the season, while the loss drops Memphis to 3-5 overall.

Boston College took the first point of the match by winning two of the three doubles matches. The freshman duo of Olga Khmylev and Alex Kelleher won their doubles match at the number one spot over Ashley Murdock and Marjorie Ondeck 8-3.

Virginia's Friday Tennis Match Cancelled

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - In anticipation of a major winter storm forecast to hit Charlottesville this weekend, Virginia's Friday home women's tennis match against Winthrop has been cancelled.

The UVa-Winthrop women's tennis match will not be made up. The Virginia-Ohio State women's tennis match, scheduled for noon Sunday, is still on at this time.