Tallahassee - On Sunday, the No. 44 Florida State Seminoles (14-11, 6-8 ACC) celebrated the careers of their seniors, Laurence Porry and Kristina Schleich, and both were instrumental in FSU’s 4-0 over No. 60 Virginia Tech (12-12, 4-10 ACC). With the win, the Seminoles clinched the No. 8 seed in the upcoming ACC Championships in Cary, N.C. on April 23-27.
“What a great way to finish out our regular season at home with a solid win against a very tough Virginia Tech team,” said head coach Jennifer Hyde. “No. 2 doubles really got us off to a great start, getting a quick 8-3 win. I was really glad to see us clinch at three, as well. The girls did a great job of finishing and getting a point on the board.”
Doubles was all Florida State as the Seminoles took down matches on both courts two and three, and were leading on court one. Duda Santos and Kristina Schleich teamed up for the first match win at No. 2, defeating Carol Kahoun and Raluca Mita, 8-3. Daniela Schippers and Mia Vriens clichéd the doubles point shortly after with an 8-5 win on court three.
Three straight-set singles wins closed out the scoring in the match. Virginia Tech managed to only win seven games over all six sets. Vriens struck first with a 6-0, 6-1 win on three and was followed up by Laurence Porry who defeated her opponent, 6-1, 6-3.
“In typical Mia fashion, she was on and off the court very quickly, getting that second point on the board for us,” added Hyde. “Great effort from her after a very long week. How great for our senior, Laurence Porry, to get a very convincing and complete match under her belt today to give us our third point. Great effort for her and I’m really glad for both she and Krissy that they could finish with a win on their home courts.”
Schippers clinched the match for Florida State with her 6-1, 6-1 win over Virginia Tech’s Mita.
“Dany worked through some kinks in the beginning of her match but completely dominated to finish a very decisive second set,” Hyde mentioned. “Really good team effort today. I feel we are riding a huge momentum wave into the conference tournament this week. We just keep getting better and better I think people are feeling more confident in all spots of the lineup and it is a really good time for that as we head into the postseason time of the year.”
The Seminoles travel to Cary, N.C. for the ACC Championships as the No. 8 seed and will face Syracuse in their first match on Thurs., April 24 at 9:00 a.m. The winner will go on to face No. 1-seed North Carolina.
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Sunday, April 20, 2014 – No. 44 Florida State 4, No. 60 Virginia Tech 0
1. #117 Kerrie Cartwright (FS) vs. #78 Ilinca Stoica (VT) 3-6, 4-5, unfinished
2. Daneika Borthwick (FS) vs. #109 Francesca Fusinato (VT) 6-3, 3-0, unfinished
3. Mia Vriens (FS) def. Kelly Williford (VT) 6-0, 6-1
4. Daniela Schippers (FS) def. Raluca Mita (VT) 6-1, 6-1
5. Kristina Schleich (FS) vs. Sansitha Nandakumar (VT) 6-2, 3-3, unfinished
6. Laurence Porry (FS) def. Carol Kahoun (VT) 6-1, 6-3
1. #58 Daneika Borthwick/Kerrie Cartwright (FS) vs. Ilinca Stoica/Kelly Williford (VT) 7-6, unfinished
2. Duda Santos/Kristina Schleich (FS) def. Carol Kahoun/Raluca Mita (VT) 8-3
3. Daniela Schippers/Mia Vriens (FS) def. Sansitha Nandakumar/Francesca Fusinato (VT) 8-5
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (3,6,4)