Chapel Hill, NC - The No. 38-ranked Florida State women’s tennis team (11-9, 4-6 ACC) came up against a solid top-10 opponent and fell to No. 6 North Carolina (21-3, 10-1 ACC) by a score of 7-0 on April 6 at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
“UNC is a tough team and we did a good job of competing well against them today,” said head coach Jennifer Hyde. “I don't think the final scores necessarily reflect that, but the ones who were in there competing in the trenches know. We have to continue to do a better job of taking advantage of the opportunities that we create for ourselves. When we compete against the level that we see week in and week out, players just don't give you a second opportunity. We competed well, but also came across a very solid UNC squad.”
North Carolina took the doubles point with 8-1 wins on both courts including the ITA No. 11 pairing of Whitney Kay and Caroline Price taking down Mia Vriens and Daniela Schippers on court two and Tessa Lyons and Ashley Dai overtaking Majlena Pedersen and Laurence Porry on court three.
Singles was a tough road for FSU with three members of the North Carolina team ranked in the ITA Top 50. Jamie Loeb, the No. 1 player in the country, defeated Kerrie Cartwright on court one, 6-1, 6-1. No. 7 Haley Carter was too much for Daneika Borthwick on court two and UNC won, 6-1, 6-3. No. 47 Price recorded a 6-2, 6-3 win on court three over junior Mia Vriens.
Court four was a close battle between UNC’s Kay and FSU’s Schippers, but Kay outlasted the Seminole freshman and posted a 6-4, 7-5 win. UNC added straight set victories on courts five and six with wins by Dai over senior Kristina Schleich (6-2, 6-4) and Kate Vialle over Pedersen (6-1, 6-0), respectively.
The Seminoles return home to Tallahassee for the remainder of the regular season and will next be on court on Fri., April 11 as they take on No. 14 Miami at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center at 3:00 p.m. FSU will also have two matches on Sun., April 13 against Pitt at 12:00 p.m. and versus Florida A&M at 5:00 p.m.
“We are very excited to get back home these next two weekends to finish up our regular season on a high note,” added Hyde. “Every match is an opportunity for us to keep getting better leading in to the ACC Championships at the end of the month. We are excited about this final home stretch in Tallahassee, and look forward to having our home crowd support us from the stands.”
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Sunday, April 6, 2014 – No. 6 North Carolina 7, No. 38 Florida State 0
1. #1 Jamie Loeb (NC) def. Kerrie Cartwright (FS) 6-1, 6-1
2. #7 Hayley Carter (NC) def. Daneika Borthwick (FS) 6-1, 6-3
3. #47 Caroline Price (NC) def. Mia Vriens (FS) 6-2, 6-3
4. Whitney Kay (NC) def. Daniela Schippers (FS) 6-4, 7-5
5. Ashley Dai (NC) def. Kristina Schleich (FS) 6-2, 6-4
6. Kate Vialle (NC) def. Majlena Pedersen (FS) 6-1, 6-0
1. #3 Jamie Loeb/Hayley Carter (NC) vs. Daneika Borthwick/Kerrie Cartwright (FS) 4-4, unfinished
2. #11 Whitney Kay/Caroline Price (NC) def. Mia Vriens/Daniela Schippers (FS) 8-1
3. Tessa Lyons/Ashley Dai (NC) def. Majlena Pedersen/Laurence Porry (FS) 8-1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (1,6,3,2,4,5)