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March 10, 2010
MALIBU, Calif. - The No. 15 Florida State women's tennis team (6-6, 0-1) closed out its spring break road trip with a 6-1 win over No. 35 Pepperdine Wednesday afternoon at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center. In its second trip out to the Waves in program history, the Seminoles extended their 2-0 all-time series record over Pepperdine by posting a total of seven wins including senior Jessica Sucupira's match winning point on court five to secure the victory.
Florida State opened the match strong by posting two doubles victories on court three and two. Court three featured Lauren McCreless and Sucupira teaming up to knock down Tara Panu and Tania Rice 8-0.
After Pepperdine posted a win on court one to tie the doubles score, Amy Sargeant and Francesca Segarelli responded on court two with an 8-5 win over Andrea Oates and Ali Walters to give the `Noles the lead point into singles.
Miami, Fla. - The No. 18 University of Miami women's tennis team collected a 7-0 victory over No. 47 FIU in a non-conference affair on Wed., Mar. 10, at the FIU Tennis Courts in Miami, Fla.
Miami (7-3) began the match by claiming the doubles point courtesy consecutive wins in all three positions. FIU (8-6) was unable to keep up as the Golden Panthers had their three-match winning streak snapped. In the process, the Hurricanes jumped their streak to four wins consecutively.
Miami's team of Bianca Eichkorn and Laura Vallverdu stepped off the courts first, taking an 8-4 win from FIU's Liset Brito and Maria Vallasciani at the top flight doubles spot. That was followed by the `Canes Gabriela Mejia and Danielle Mills turning in an 8-4 score at the No. 2 position, defeating Christine Seredni and Maria Spenceley of FIU.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Wake Forest women's tennis team defeated the College of Charleston 5-2 on Wednesday afternoon in Charleston, S.C.
Wake Forest improves to 6-6 with the victory and the Cougars stall at 8-5.
The Demon Deacons took all three doubles wins for the fourth time this season to go up 1-0 starting singles play.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- No. 4 North Carolina dropped just its second match of the season Wednesday when the Tar Heels fell to No. 5 Florida, 6-1, at the Ring Tennis Complex. Senior Sophie Grabinski got the lone point for UNC with her win over Joanna Mather at No. 5 singles, but Carolina was unable to rally after dropping a tight doubles point. The victory was Florida's 76th consecutive home win, and the Gators improved to 12-2 on the year, while the Tar Heels slipped to 13-2.
Florida took the early lead in doubles with an 8-5 win at the No. 3 position before a pair of tiebreaks decided the point. The No. 39 duo of Katrina Tsang and Shinann Featherston pulled Carolina even with a 9-8 (3) victory at No. 2 over No. 34 Lauren Embree and Anastasia Revzina.
A showdown of top-10 tandems at the top of the lineup resulted in the Gators taking the 1-0 advantage, with No. 6 Marrit Boonstra and Allie Will outlasting No. 8 Grabinski and Sanaz Marand, 9-8 (2). The Tar Heel seniors won five straight games to dig out of a 5-1 hole and take a 6-5 lead, but the duo was unable to complete the comeback.