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March 19, 2010
No. 13 Miami Takes down No. 19 Florida State, 5-2
No. 13 University of Miami (9-3, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) claimed its sixth consecutive win on Friday, picking up a 5-2 victory over in-state opponent No. 19 Florida State in ACC women's tennis action at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center in Tallahassee, Fla.
Miami began the day at the No. 1 doubles position, using the nation's seventh-ranked duo of Gabriela Mejia and Laura Vallverdu, for an early doubles lead, as the duo laid claim to an 8-1 victory over the team of Katie Rybakova and Federica Suess of Florida State (6-7, 0-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). Mejia and Vallverdu picked up their fourth win of the spring, moving to 15-5 overall on the year. Today was the first time the two paired together since the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in February.
FSU came back at the No. 3 position, as Lauren McCreless and Jessica Sucupira took down the Hurricanes' Danielle Mills and Claudia Wasilewski, 8-3. However, the Hurricanes collected the doubles point courtesy an 8-6 win on court two from No. 64 Anna Bartenstein and Bianca Eichkorn, as the UM duo defeated Amy Sargeant and Francesca Segarelli.