Sept. 25, 2010
GREENVILLE, SC. – Florida State women’s tennis bounced back with a solid second day at the Furman Fall Classic in Greenville, South Carolina. Sophomore Noemie Scharle beat Clemson’s Nelly Ciolkowski 7-6, 6-2 and then defeated Vanderbilt’s Chelsea Preeg 6-1, 6-4 to win the singles championship for her flight. Senior Federica Suess won both of her matches in singles today as well by first defeating Furman’s Amanda Murray 6-1, 7-6 and then Northwestern’s Stacey Lee 6-1, 7-6 (2) to take fifth place. Freshman Manon Veldman won the first singles match of her career as she beat Michele Stanford of Furman 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, but fell in her second match. Senior Katie Rybakova bounced back from an early morning loss to Clemson’s Keri Wong to beat Vanderbilt’s Rachel Dillon 6-2, 6-2.
“After a bit of a slow start yesterday, the girls did a great job of bouncing back well for competition today,” said head coach Jennifer Hyde. “Today was a tough and physical day for everyone, having to play two singles matches back to back. There were many positives to take from the day, and there is no question that we improved upon things from yesterday. We have two doubles match left to play on Sunday, and it is important for us to close out the tournament on a very high note.”
Tomorrow Manon Veldman and Federica Suess will face Furman’s Susan Bitetti and Olivia Maurice in doubles at 9:00 am, followed by Katie Rybakova and Noemie Scharle who will play against Vanderbilt’s Chelsea Preeg and Lauren Mira at 11:00am.
Following tomorrow’s doubles matches the Seminoles will return home to Tallahassee shortly before heading out to Malibu, California to play in the All-American Qualifiers beginning October 2nd.