Nov. 6, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s tennis team concluded its second and final day of play in the Gator Fall Classic held at Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex. The Seminoles concluded its fall season in strong fashion winning three out of four matches in singles.
“It’s hard to believe that our fall season has already come and gone,” said head coach Jennifer Hyde. “I think this fall went faster than most prior fall seasons, but now we get to focus closely on our post-season training to help get the team in better condition for the long stretch of time between now and the start of our spring season.”
Senior Federica Suess, who won two matches in doubles on Friday, followed up her performance with another great day of tennis by defeating Florida International’s Christine Spenceley 6-2, 6-2 and No. 30 Irene Rehberger of USF, 6-3, 6-3 in singles.
“Federica went 5-6 this weekend winning all but one of her six matches,” added Hyde. “She is playing the best tennis of her career, and for a senior that is exactly what we hope to see. She has more poise and maturity now, and I feel confident that these things will help lead her to the most successful season of her career.”
The Seminoles would play their final day without several of their players who were held out due to nagging injuries, but freshman Manon Veldman stepped up her game as she defeated Rita Maisak, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4. Veldman would continue to play solid tennis in the afternoon round, but ultimately would fall to USF’s Ecaterina Vasenina 6-0, 7-5. Veldman and Suess also competed again in doubles during the morning, but fell to Florida’s Caroline Hitimana/Joanna Mather 8-1.
“We had a few nagging injuries with some of the players this weekend, so we decided to sit them out this weekend in order to keep the injuries in check,” concluded Hyde. “We will use the two months ahead of us to get everyone more healthy and more fit in preparation for the spring grind.”
Gator Fall Classic
Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex Gainesville, Fla.
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Complete Results (no draws or flights)
Caroline Hitimana/Joanna Mather, UF d. Manon Veldman/Frederica Suess, FSU, 8-1
Loreto Alonso Hartinez/Janette Bejlkova, USF d. Lisa Johnson/Maria Spenceley, FIU, 9-8
Singles Morning Round Irene Rehberger, USF d. Joanna Mather, UF, 6-1, 6-0
Ecaterina Vasenina, USF d. Caroline Hitimana, UF, 6-3, 6-3
Loreto Alonso Hartinez, USF d. Brittany Borsanyi, UF, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4
Federica Suess, FSU d. Christine Spenceley, FIU, 6-2, 6-2
Manon Veldman, FSU d. Rita Maisak, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Joanna Mather, UF d. Liset Brito, FIU, 6-2, 6-2
Brittany Borsanyi, UF vs. Maria Spenceley, FIU, 6-3, 2-4, ret.
Federica Suess, FSU d. Irene Rehberger, USF, 6-3, 6-3
Ecaterina Vasenina, USF d. Manon Veldman, FSU, 6-0, 7-5