Women's Tennis ACCtion: Friday, January 25
Jan. 26, 2008
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The No. 11 University of Miami women's tennis team cruised to a 7-0 win over Florida Atlantic in its first dual meet of the season Friday afternoon at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center. The Hurricanes won all three doubles matches convincingly before UM took all six singles matches in straight sets to clinch the sweep over the Owls.
Laura Vallverdu and Romy Farah continued their dominant play early on this season, with a pair of 6-0, 6-0 shutout wins over their respective opponents. In the No. 1 position, No. 29 Vallverdu was in control from the start of her match against Elodie Wendling and would eventually ease to her 12th win of the year while Farah picked up a quick win over Natalia Totevska in the No. 2 spot to give UM its first singles point of the day.
In the No. 3 spot, Bianca Eichkorn won the first set over Danielle Simone, 6-2, before taking six straight games for the 6-2, 6-0 win while Michaela Kissell won 6-1, 6-1 over Virginia Augustin in the No. 4 position.
Caren Seenauth and Gina Sabatino each won 6-1, 6-0 with Seenauth beating Virginia Augustin in the No. 5 position and Sabatino earning the match-clinching victory over Hannah Findlay in the sixth spot.
RALEIGH, N.C. - No. 40 NC State women's tennis wasted little time in routing the Davidson Wildcats Friday night at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center. NC State won the doubles point then won all six singles matches in straight sets to improve to 2-0 on the season. Davidson falls to 1-1.
The Wolfpack doubles teams gave NC State an early 1-0 lead in the match with impressive play, especially at the top-2 slots. First off the court was Julia Roach and Lenka Hojckova after the Pack duo took out Fanney/Wang at No. 2, 8-0.
Daria Petrovic and Berkeley Brock quickly secured the doubles point for the Red and White with a convincing 8-3 win at No. 1.
Things were much closer at No. 3 doubles and the Wildcats managed to hold on for the win over Neils Barringer and Kristen Bleakley, 8-6. The Davidson tandem led 4-1 and 6-3, before a furious rally drew NC State to 6-7. Rauh and Whelan were able to break Bleakley's serve to take the decision, 8-6.