Dec. 20, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Fall 2013 grades have been posted and it is no surprise that the Florida State women’s tennis team has done great work in the classroom yet again. All seven student-athletes achieved a GPA of over 3.3 and continue to succeed both on and off the court.
The women’s tennis team collected their ninth Golden Torch Women’s Team award for academic excellence while under head coach Jennifer Hyde in 2013. On the court, the Seminoles sparked a run to the ACC Championship match, first taking down Wake Forest before defeating No. 11 Clemson for the first time since 2001 in a match that saw over five hours of play in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, the Seminoles defeated No. 13 Virginia before falling to the No. 10 Hurricanes in the final match. FSU qualified for its seventh-consecutive NCAA Tournament and posted a final record of 16-10. The Seminoles were also categorized as an ITA Al- Academic Team, while Leyla Erkan, Amy Sargeant, Kristina Schleich, Francesca Segarelli and Mia Vriens earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status. Daneika Borthwick also joined Sargeant and Segarelli on the All-ACC Academic Team for 2013.
The spring season for the 2014 Florida State women’s tennis team gets underway with a pair of dual matches at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center on January 19 against Stetson (9:30 a.m.) and UAB (3:30 p.m.).