Jan. 20, 2009
Tallahassee, Fla. – She has only been wearing the garnet and gold for about a month and already is gaining attention from the ACC. Freshman Noemi Scharle (Colmar-berg, Luxembourg) has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Tennis Player of the Week for her season-opening performance at last week’s Northwestern Wildcat Invitational.
“We are very excited Noemi is already getting recognition in her very young career,” said Head Coach Jennifer Hyde. “Right now, she’s adjusting to the college setting, getting comfortable with the hard courts, outdoor tennis elements and is slowly settling in at FSU.”
In just her first stint as a Seminole, Scharle conquered No. 28 Georgia Rose (Northwestern), 6-1, 6-3, and teamed up with Federica Suess (Ludwigshafen, Germany) to defeat nationally ranked (No. 36) doubles’ team Dunja Antunovic and Kirsten Gambrell (DePaul), 8-6. Scharle finished the tournament with a 3-0 record in singles and one additional triumph in doubles.
“This past weekend showed us she is very capable of playing at a very high level by beating the nation’s number 28th ranked player,” said Hyde. “There is a lot of work ahead for Noemi, but she is off to a tremendous start. We are very happy for her and this recognition of her playing abilities.”
Come cheer on the Seminoles as they host Jacksonville this Saturday, January 24, at 1 p.m. for their first home-match of the season at the Scott Speicher Tennis Courts.