Oct. 31, 2007
Seminoles.com is home to the exclusive diary of junior Ania Rynarzewska as she embarks on her third year with the Florida State women’s tennis squad. New entries detailing the behind-the-scenes action with Ania and her teammates will be posted periodically throughout the season.
The FSU Invitational is the last tournament of the fall season for the Lady Seminoles. Fall season is often described as “individual” because the wins that each member of the team records count mostly toward an individual ranking. But at Florida State, the Lady Seminoles have something bigger in mind: their team.
“I want us to show up as a confident team that sticks together and helps each other out,” freshman Federica Suess said.
On this team, personal goals intersect with the team goals. The more wins and the higher the individual rankings the Lady Seminoles record at the end of the season, the higher their spring season starting ranking can possibly be. The individual season that is going to end with the home tournament is the last opportunity for the women’s tennis team to win more matches and improve their record.
“This tournament is a lot stronger than in the previous years. Nevertheless, I think that a goal to win at least two singles and two doubles matches is a reasonable one for each of my teammates and I. If we manage that, it will put us in the finals of our singles flight,” senior Tapiwa Marobela stated.
The women’s tennis team tries to reach high in their plans. One win would not satisfy their appetite for victories.
“My personal goal for this tournament is to win the singles and the doubles flights,” senior Carolin Walter said.
All the members of the women’s team agree that reaching their goal is much easier with the support of their fans, so the Lady Seminoles would like to invite everybody to come out and support them this weekend, November 2 through 4. The event will take place at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. Admission is free.