ATHENS, Ga. – Florida State women’s tennis player Katie Rybakova finished her remarkable run in the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships today. The senior reached the semifinals but was upset. The tournament took place at the Dan McGill Tennis Complex on the campus of the University of Georgia.
“To advance to the semifinals in our Regional Championships, which is undoubtedly one of the strongest in the nation, is no easy feat," said head coach Jennifer Hyde. "I'm very happy that in her final Regional Championship Katie did as well as she did this weekend. I know she had even higher expectations set for herself, but she had a solid showing even though she fell short of her goals.”
Because Rybakova’s quarterfinal’s opponent pulled out of the singles draw, the senior automatically advanced to the semifinals.
In the semifinals, the unranked Olivia Janowicz of Florida upset No. 64 Rybakova 6-3, 6-4.
“Katie came across a very solid player today who was a bit more willing to stay in points longer than Katie was," added Hyde. "There was no significant difference in the match today other than that simple fact. That kind of discipline is especially crucial as you compete in these types of events. Now, we will sit back and hope that Katie (and possibly Noemie) are selected to represent Florida State at the National Indoor Championship in two weeks time.”
Up next for the Seminoles is the Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla.
2010 USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships
Doubles Results: 1st Round
Suess/Segarelli (FSU) def. Blau/Ngo (GT) 8-5
Doubles Results: 2nd Round
Suess/Segarelli (FSU) def. Cercone/Janowicz (UF) 8-6
Doubles Results: 3rd Round
Anghelescu/Ellis (UGA) def. Suess/Segarelli (FSU) 8-1
Singles Results: 1st Round
Katie Rybakova (FSU) def. Iris Rendon (FGCU) 6-3, 6-1
Sofie Oyen (UF) def. Francesca Segarelli (FSU) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(5)
Joanna Mather (UF) def. Manon Veldman (FSU) 6-0, 6-1
Bianca Eichkorn (UM) def. Federica Suess (FSU) 6-0, 6-1
Singles Results: 2nd Round
Katie Rybakova (FSU) def. Brittany Borsanyi (UF) 6-4, 6-0
Singles Results: 3rd Round
Katie Rybakova (FSU) def. Anna Bartenstein (UM) 6-1, 2-6, 6-3
Quarterfinals, 4th Round
No. 64 Katie Rybakova (FSU) def. Allie Will (UF) w/o
Semifinals, 5th Round
Olivia Janowicz (UF) def. No. 64 Katie Rybakova (UF) 6-3, 6-4
Consolation Singles Results: 1st Round
Jennifer Lada (MU) def. Francesca Segarelli (FSU) Walkover
Melissa Narzissenfeld (FGCU) def. Manon Veldman (FSU) 6-0, 6-1
Federica Suess (FSU) def. Vera Shkundina (KSU) 6-7, 6-2, 6-1
Consolation Singles Results: 2nd Round
Lynn Blau (GT) def. Federica Suess (FSU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2