TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s tennis program will host its annual Seminole Fall Classic tournament, Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13 at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. Admission is free to the public.
The tournament will showcase some of the most competitive and highly ranked women’s singles and doubles players from around the country. It will also be the final outing for the women’s tennis team of the 2005 campaign.
“It’s exciting to finish the last tournament of the year at home,” said second-year head coach Jennifer Hyde. “It’s a nice way to finish the fall season. We have worked on doubles and have really stressed more aggressive play with the newcomers. We are hoping that a pretty decent crowd attends the tournament to support the Seminoles as we prepare for the upcoming season.”
Along with FSU, participating schools include Auburn, Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M, Georgia Tech, Houston, South Carolina State, Stetson, Troy, UAB and USF.
Doubles will kick off the tournament each day with a 9:00 a.m. start with the singles main draw to follow.
Final results will be posted at Seminoles.com upon the conclusion of each day.
Florida State senior Alina Mihailescu, junior transfer Whitney Eber, sophomore Tapiwa Marobela and freshmen Suzanna Mansour and Ania Rynarzewska will compete this weekend. Freshman Lisa Nystrom Skold is listed as questionable and redshirt senior Miranda Foley will miss the entire season because of a shoulder injury.
“Members of our team have battled the stomach flu and various sicknesses, so that has set us off-track this fall season,” said Hyde. “My hope is that we get well from these illnesses and compete hard this weekend. I am really looking forward to hitting the courts.”