The Florida State women’s tennis team continued to look strong as the second day of competition concluded at the Furman Classic in Greenville, S.C. on Saturday.Freshman Nandini Das and sophomore Ariana Rahmanparast were among the highlights of the first two days after capturing a third place finish in Flight Two of doubles play. The pair posted Clemson’s Ruiz/Gorches 8-2, then fell to North Carolina’s Pizer/Baker 8-5 to play in the third place round.Once there, they bested Tennessee’s Lind/Kermet 8-2 for third place honors.
In singles play, freshman Nandini Das posted an impressive win over Clemson’s Fernanda Navarro, coming back from down 1-4 in the first set to win in three sets, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 on Saturday.
“Nandini was down early in the first set and found a way to come back, win that set, and win the match,” head coach Jennifer Hyde said. “It was a huge win for our freshman.”
Sophomore Julia Mikulski also posted an impressive win of her own, besting North Carolina’s Cloe Ouellette Pizer 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. UNC was ranked No. 4 in the final ITA rankings last season.
Elsewhere in doubles play, junior Gabby Castaneda and sophomore Julia Mikulski defeated Furman’s pair 8-6 before dropping their final two matches of doubles play.
Senior Dany Schippers and freshman Andrea Garcia also posted a win over Vanderbilt’s Contreras/Robinette 8-6.
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