TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The NC State women’s tennis team suffered a 4-0 defeat at Florida State Saturday afternoon in ACC action at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.
The Seminoles grabbed an early advantage in doubles play, as Amy Sargeant and Mia Vriens eased past the Wolfpack duo of senior Chloe Smith and sophomore Sophie Nelson, 8-1, at the No. 3 spot.
Florida State (11-4, 3-1 ACC) went on to clinch the doubles point on court two, after Kerrie Cartwright and Daneika Borthwick toughed out a 9-7 win over sophomore Elisha Hande and freshman Rachael James-Baker at the No. 2 spot.
Leading 1-0 heading into singles play, the Seminoles did now allow NC State (10-5, 1-4 ACC) to gain any momentum. Cartwright defeated Hande, 6-3, 6-2, at the No. 5 spot, before Sargeant outlasted James-Baker, 6-1, 6-2, at the No. 4 spot to push the FSU lead to 3-0 in the overall match.
With its back against the wall, the Pack could not hold off the Seminoles, as Vriens downed sophomore Nicole Martinez, 6-3, 6-1, in the No. 3 spot to clinch the match and send Florida State to a 4-0 victory.
The Wolfpack will return to the courts when it travels to Blacksburg, Va., next Friday, April 5 to face Virginia Tech at 2 p.m.
Tennis Match Results
NC State vs Florida State
Mar 30, 2013 at Tallahassee, Fla.
(Scott Speicher Tennis Center)
#26 Florida State 4, #35 NC State 0
1. #31 Daneika Borthwick (FSU) vs. #35 Joelle Kissell (NCSU) 2-6, 6-3, 2-0, unfinished
2. #109 Francesca Segarelli (FSU) vs. #92 Tatiana Illova (NCSU) 7-5, 4-2, unfinished
3. Mia Vriens (FSU) def. Nicole Martinez (NCSU) 6-3, 6-1
4. Amy Sargeant (FSU) def. Rachael James-Baker (NCSU) 6-2, 6-1
5. Kerrie Cartwright (FSU) def. Elisha Hande (NCSU) 6-3, 6-2
6. Kristina Schleich (FSU) vs. Chloe Smith (NCSU) 6-2, 3-3, unfinished
1. Francesca Segarelli/Kristina Schleich (FSU) vs. Joelle Kissell/Tatiana Illova (NCSU) 7-6, unfinished
2. Kerrie Cartwright/Daneika Borthwick (FSU) def. Rachael James-Baker/Elisha Hande (NCSU) 9-7
3. Amy Sargeant/Mia Vriens (FSU) def. Chloe Smith/Sophie Nelson (NCSU) 8-1
NC State 10-5; National ranking #35
Florida State 11-4; National ranking #26
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5,4,3)