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Seaborne Leads Hawkeyes at Wolverine Classic
Junior Ruth Seaborne went 2-0 in her Hawkeye debut Friday at Wolverine Classic.
Ruth Seaborne rallies over No. 49 rated Cercone of Florida in Friday's singles matches.
Ruth Seaborne rallies over No. 49 rated Cercone of Florida in Friday's singles matches.
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Sept. 21, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Iowa junior Ruth Seaborne looked strong in her Hawkeye debut, defeating Alexandra Cercone of Florida at the Wolverine Classic on Friday. Seaborne dropped the first set 6-3 before sweeping the final two sets, 6-2, 6-4, against Cercone, who entered the tournament ranked No. 49 in the ITA singles poll.

Seaborne, Iowa's top-seeded singles player, also scored a win at the top doubles position. She and Shelby Talcott, the No. 58 rated doubles pair in the country, rolled to an 8-4 decision over Craig and Najera of Utah.

Junior Christina Harazin and Annette Dohanics improved their doubles record to 2-1 with an 8-2 victory over Pastunink and King of Western Michigan. Overall, the Hawkeyes posted a 2-2 doubles record Friday. Sophomore Katie Zordani and freshman Caitlin Hindmarsh fell to Bekerova and Smith of Utah, 8-2, while sophomores Morven McCulloch and Ellen Silver were defeated by Western Michigan's Hawkins and Aleck, 8-5.

Aside from Seaborne's victory, the remainder of the Hawkeyes' singles line up was not as fortunate against Florida. The Gators, with a lineup that featured three nationally ranked players, won five of six singles matches.

The Wolverine Classic resumes Saturday at 10 a.m. (ET).

Ruth Seaborne (Iowa) def. #49 Alexandra Cercone (Florida), 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Olivia Janowicz (Florida) def. Shelby Talcott (Iowa), 6-3, 6-4
#32 Sofie Oyen (Florida) def. Katie Zordani (Iowa), 6-3, 7-5
Danielle Collins (Florida) def. Christina Harazin (Iowa), 6-0, 6-4
#78 Caroline Hitimana (Florida) def. Caitlin Hindmarsh (Iowa), 6-1, 6-0
Brianna Morgan (Florida) def. Annette Dohanics (Iowa), 6-3, 6-0

Seaborne/Talcott (Iowa) def. Craig/Najera (Utah), 8-4
Bekerova/Smith (Utah) def. Zordani/Hindmarsh (Iowa), 8-2
Hawkins/Aleck (Western Michigan) def. McCulloch/Silver (Iowa), 8-5
Harazin/Dohanics (Iowa) def. Pastunink/King (Western Michigan), 8-2

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