Sept. 28, 1997
TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida State’s Kylie Thompson, seeded No. 1 in the
Lady Seminole Fall Classic C flight, defeated fellow Seminole Rakina Payne
in a tough three-setter 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 to claim that flight’s championship
on Sunday at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. FSU’s Helena Karlsson
teamed with Natalie Carratala’ to defeat South Florida’a Marie-Eve Girard
and Karen Stigh 8-4 for the B flight doubles title.
It was virtually a battle between players from FSU and USF to see which
team would grab the most titles in the championship matches.
USF’s Alicia Kerstyn, seeded No. 3 in the A flight, defeated Florida
International’s fourth-seeded Celeste Frey 6-4, 6-2 for the title.
In the B flight singles final, FSU’s Sasha Hanna was defeated by USF’s
Tina Harrison 6-1, 6-2.
Harrison and Kerstyn also teamed up for the A flight doubles final, where
they fellow to fellow USF teammates Jacqueline Bunting and Katherine
Tessier, seeded No. 2, 8-5.
Earlier in the morning, FSU’s Kia Asberg and Hanna fell to Kerstyn and
Harrison 8-4 in the A flight semifinals, while Karlsson and Carratala’
defeated FSU teammates Payne and Thompson 8-6 to advance in the B flight
Florida A&M’s Loren McGahee took the C flight singles backdraw title by
defeating FIU’s Elizabeth Corzo 7-5, 6-3.
A FLIGHT SINGLES #3 Alicia Kerstyn (USF) d. #4 Celeste Frey (FIU) 6-4, 6-2 B FLIGHT SINGLES Tina Harrison (USF) d. Sasha Hanna (FSU) 6-1, 6-2 C FLIGHT SINGLES #1 Kylie Thompson (FSU) d. Rakina Payne (FSU) 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 A FLIGHT DOUBLES #2 Tessier-Bunting (USF) d. Kerstyn-Harrison (USF) 8-5 B FLIGHT DOUBLES #1 Karlsson-Carratala' (FSU) d. Stigh-Girard (USF) 8-4 A FLIGHT SINGLES BACKDRAW Taryn Lynn (STET) d. Britta Wilms (GSU) 6-4, 6-3 B FLIGHT SINGLES BACKDRAW Tonya Eberhart (FIU) d. Monica Pimental (FIU) 6-2, 7-5 C FLIGHT SINGLES BACKDRAW Loren McGahee (FAMU) d. Elizabeth Corzo (FIU) 7-5, 6-3