Greenville, S.C. – The Florida State women’s tennis team had success in both singles and doubles play on Saturday at the Debbie Southern Fall Classic. Freshman Lucie Prochazkova earned third place in her singles draw, while the doubles team of sophomore Nandini Das and sophomore Ariana Rahmanparast finished seventh in seventh place. Sophomore Andrea Garcia with partner freshman Petra Hule finished in fifth.
“Today was another pretty solid showing for us,” said head coach Jennifer Hyde. “We are improving every match, but more importantly we are able to identify the specific things each player needs to focus on and work on.”
In singles, sophomore Nandini Das took down Janina Braun of Mississippi State, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Hule defeated Cassandra Vazquez of North Carolina and Garcia overpowered Mary Caroline Merdeith of Wake Forest in the third set, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0. This trio will compete in the fifth place match for their respective draws tomorrow morning.
Sophomore Gabby Goldin fell to Tenika McGriffin of Texas 6-2, 6-2 and Rahmanparast tacked on a win to end the day with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Gabby Rodriguez of Furman to advance to the championship match of her bracket against Danni Ruiz of Clemson on Sunday.
“Ari continues to play very solid tennis,” said Hyde. “She has a great opportunity tomorrow against a conference opponent.”
In doubles, the Noles went 2-1 on the day. Das and Rahmanparast defeated the duo of Lizariturry and Vozniak from Mississippi State 8-7 to claim seventh place in their draw. Garcia and Hule beat MC Meredith and Carter from Wake Forest to earn fifth place in their respective draw. Goldin and Prochazkova lost to the Furman pair of Kerman and Rodriguez, 8-4.
“Petra had another great day today,” said Hyde. “She and Andrea gave another solid doubles performance this morning.”
The Noles wrap up competition tomorrow morning at 9 a.m.
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