March 29, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 69 Maryland women's tennis team travels to the state of Florida to take on No. 37 Florida State Friday, March 30 at 3:30 p.m., and concludes the weekend against No. 5 Miami Sunday, April 1 at noon.
The Terps (6-9, 0-5 ACC) are 3-3 away from College Park this season and 3-8 against nationally ranked opponents.
Sophomore Cristina Stancu climbed to No. 31 in the ITA National College Rankings this week. Stancu is 10-5 this spring and has won 7 of 9 including a victory over then-No. 15 Emily Fraser of Virginia.
Junior Ana Belzunce is also 10-5 with two of her wins coming against nationally ranked opponents.
In doubles, the Terps are 25-20 in dual action led by Belzunce and sophomore Welma Luus. The tandem moved to No. 15 in this week's doubles rankings. The pairing has won 5 of 7 including wins over then-No. 16 Emily Fraser and Li Xi of Virginia and 17th-ranked Josipa Bek and Keri Wong of Clemson over the weekend.
Since moving up to the No. 2 position, Stancu and junior Vroni Van Berlo are 5-2.
Last Time Out
Maryland dropped matches to ACC rivals Clemson and Georgia Tech by the score of 5-2 last weekend. In Atlanta, Belzunce defeated then-No. 86 Elizabeth Kilborn in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, and Van Berlo knocked off Viet Ha Ngo, 7-5, 6-3.
At Clemson, Belzunce and Luus upset No. 17 Bek and Wong to help the Terps win the doubles point.
The Seminoles have won 17of 20 meetings with the Terps. Maryland's last win in the series came in 2006 in College Park.
Miami is 8-0 all-time against Maryland.
Florida State and Miami will provide live scoring.
The Terps and Seminoles will be available through Seminoles.com.
The match against Miami will be available through Hurricanesports.com.
|No. 37 Florida State Seminoles (9-6, 2-3 ACC)|
The Seminoles claimed three wins last week as they defeated then-No.39 TCU Wednesday, 5-2, before hitting the road to claim two more victories against NC State and Wake Forest .
In singles, Amy Sargeant recorded her tenth victory this spring and has an overall record of 11-3. Carolina De Los Santos also reached the ten-win plateau. De Los Santos is 11-4 this spring.
The doubles pair of Francesca Segarelli and Ruth Seaborne is 8-1 as a team this season.
|No. 5 Miami Hurricanes (14-1, 6-0 ACC)|
The Hurricanes have not dropped a match since Feb. 10 and carry a 14-1 record into this weekend's match. The team made its most recent jump in the polls following three ACC wins against No. 21 Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and NC State.
Miami, 64-17 in dual play, features ranked players in its first three positions. Anna Bartenstein is 11-3 this spring and ranked No. 18. No. 26 Gabriela Mejia is 11-2 and No. 110 Lina Lileikite is 11-1 in dual action.
In doubles, No. 24 Liat Zimmerman and Melissa Bolivar are 10-5 this spring and 3-2 against ranked opponents, while No. 37 Mejia and Lileikite are 14-1.