Sept. 25, 1997
The Lady Seminole Fall Classic, September 26-28 at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center, is an annual event that has taken place since the beginnings of the Florida State women’s tennis program in the early 1970’s. From former head coaches Anne Rizza, Patti Henderson and Alice Reen to current day with Lise Gregory, the Lady Seminole Classic has risen into one of the most respected fall tennis tournaments within the Southeast.
This year’s Classic features players representing eight schools, including Florida State, Florida A&M, Florida International, Stetson, South Florida, Jacksonville, Auburn and Georgia Southern.
With the departure of former two-time All-American Lori Sowell and 1997 All-ACC honoree Ann Olsson, the Seminoles enter five veterans and two newcomers into the tournamen. FSU veterans include Kia Asberg, Ali Weber, Sasha Hanna, Rakina Payne and Kylie Thompson. The newcomers include senior Helena Karlsson of Ostersund, Norway and freshman Natalie Carratala’ of Miami. Asberg makes her Classic debut after joining the team last spring.
The tournament format is three brackets of singles play (A,B, and C) and two of doubles (A & B). The “A” singles bracket has four-seeded players, while “B” and “C” have two each. Both doubles brackets also have two seeded tandems each. The doubles format will be pro-sets. A consolation singles bracket will be for first round defeats only. All matches will be played at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center at the Donald Loucks Courts, except for Friday’s “C” flight singles will be at the tennis courts located at Tom Brown Park.
Results at the conclusion of each day’s matches will be posted on the ACC FaxBack system on the FSU women’s tennis release code number: 32350. Also, the results can be found on the main page of the FSU Athletics website at www.seminoles.com. For the faxback, dial (910) 854-5859 and follow the verbal instructions before entering the women’s tennis release number.
A Flight Singles First Round Marie Eve Girard (USF) vs. Jennifer Jolly (FAMU), 8 a.m. Monica Baez (FIU) vs. Katherine Tessier (USF), 8 a.m. Johanne Mowatt (FAMU) vs. Julia Woods (STET), 8 a.m. Second Round (1) Britta Wilms (GSU) vs. Jacqueline Bunting (USF), 8 a.m. Taneka Granderson (FAMU) vs. Lucy Altman (AU), 9 a.m. (4) Celeste Frey (FIU) vs. Heidii Stewart (AU), 9 a.m. Kia Asberg (FSU) vs. Girard/Jolly winner, 11 a.m. Ali LaGrange (AU) vs. Baez/Tessier winner, 11 a.m. (3) Alicia Kerstyn (USF) vs. Mowatt/Woods winner, 11 a.m. Ali Weber (FSU) vs. Taryn Lynn (STET), 9:30 a.m. Alejandro Cornejo (JU) vs. (2) Anita Buggins (GSU), 8 a.m. B Flight Singles First Round Nicole Furtado (STET) vs. Pollyana McGowan (JU), 8 a.m. Second Round (1) Tara Fitzmorris (AU) vs. Monica Pimental (FIU), 9:30 a.m. Jamie Barnes (FAMU) vs. Summa Edwards (AU), 9:30 a.m. Sasha Hanna (FSU) vs. Karin Stigh (USF), 9:30 a.m. Furtado/McGowan winner vs. Marcella Barboza (FIU), 11 a.m. Tonya Eberhart (FIU) vs. Tina Harrison (USF), 9:30 a.m. Jennifer Ayala (USF) vs. Caroline Thompson (AU), 9:30 a.m. Aude Boulle (GSU) vs. Sharon Schmeiser (JU), 9:30 a.m. Lindsay Wyeth (STET) vs. (2) Helena Karlsson (FSU), 9:30 a.m. C Flight Singles Second Round (1) Kylie Thompson (FSU) bye Brandy Petty (GSU) vs. Laura Cazella (STET), 8 a.m. Jennifer Parsons (STET) vs. Nichole Terrell (FAMU), 8 a.m. Melissa Brown (GSU) bye Leigh Biggers (GSU) bye Loren McGahee (FAMU) vs. Natalie Carratala (FSU), 8 a.m. Rakina Payne (FSU) vs. Elizabeth Conzo (FIU), 8 a.m. (2) Natalia Luna (FIU) bye A Flight Doubles Second Round Lynn/Woods (STET) vs. Altman/Fitzmorris (AU), 2:30 p.m. LaGrange/Edwards (AU) vs. McGowan/Cornejo (JU), 2:30 p.m. Third Round (1) Buggins/Wilms (GSU) vs. Kerstyn/Harrison (USF), 2:30 p.m. Hanna/Asberg (FSU) vs. Lynn/Woods - Altman/Fitzmorris winner LaGrange/Edwards - McGowan/Cornejo winner vs. Frey/Baez (FIU) Mowatt/Barnett (FAMU) vs. (2) Tessier/Bunting (USF), 2:30 p.m. B Flight Doubles Second Round Payne/Thompson (FSU) vs. Eberhart/Barboza (FIU), 2:30 p.m. Cazella/Parsons (STET) vs. Stigh/Girard (USF), 2:30 p.m. Third Round (1) Karlsson/Carratala (FSU) vs. Wyeth/Furtado (STET), 2:30 p.m. Pimentel/Luna (FIU) vs. Payne/Thompson - Eberhart/Barboza winner Cazella/Parsons - Stigh/Girard winner vs. Boulle/Biggers (GSU) Brown/Petty (GSU) vs. (2) Stewart/Thompson (AU), 2:30 p.m. FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES Name Class Hometown Kia Asberg FR Lyesekil, Sweden Natalie Carratala FR Miami, Florida Sasha Hanna JR Montego Bay, Jamaica Helena Karlsson SR Ostersund, Sweden Rakena Payne SR Chicago, Illinois Kylie Thompson JR Honea Path, South Carolina *Christy Travis FR Palmetto, Florida Ali Weber SO Clermont, Florida Head Coach: Lise Gregory Assistant Coach: Tim Bauer FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL GOLDEN PANTHERS Name Class Hometown Monica Baez SO Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico Marcela Barboza SO Rio De Janeiro, Brazil *Rocio Bolanos JR San Salvador, El Salvador Elizabeth Corzo FR Miami, Florida Tonya Eberhart FR Tallahassee, Florida Celeste Frey SO Santa Fe, Argentina Monika Pimentel SO Santo Domingo, Domenican Republic Natalia Luna Vida SO Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Head Coach: Ronni Reis-Bernstein Assistant Coach: Josh Weinstein * - Name does not appear on tournament draw sheets STETSON HATTERS Name Class Hometown *Felicia Altenburger SO Lakeland, Florida Laura Cazella SO Port Orange, Florida Nicole Furtado SR Melbourn , Florida Taryn Lynn SO Eustis, Florida *Moira Milevoj SR Labin, Croatia *Amanda Richardson SR Lecanto, Florida Julia Woods JR Winter Park, Florida Lindsay Wyeth FR Richmond, Virginia Jennifer Parsons FR Decatur, Georgia *Kirsten Ininger FR Dorset, Vermont Head Coach: Katherine Price JACKSONVILLE DOLPHINS Name Class Hometown Alejandra Cornejo SR Lima, Peru *Quan Duong SO Jacksonville, Florida *Michelle Ethier SO Hudson, Massachusetts *Laren Goldsmith FR Dallas, Texas Pollyana McGowan JR Huddersfield, England *Greta Perovic SO Victoria, Australia *Abigail Saunders FR Jacksonville, Florida Sharon Schmeiser FR Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico *Silvana Vargas FR Lima, Peru *Mary Beth Webster FR Brockport, New York Head Coach: Bill Macom Assistant Coach: Michelle Hopkins SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS Name Class Hometown Jennifer Ayala SO Uvalde, Texas Jacqueline Bunting SR Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Marie Eve-Girard JR Montreal, Canada Tina Harrison FR Huntsville, Alabama Alicia Kerstyn SR Valrico, Florida Karin Stigh FR Molndal, Sweden Kathrine Tessier SO Montreal, Canada Head Coach: Sherry Bedingfield * - Name does not appear on tournament draw sheets FLORIDA A&M RATTLERETTES Name Class Hometown Jamie Barnes FR Atlanta, Georgia Taneka Granderson FR Port Charlotte, Florida Jennifer Jolly SO Clearwater, Florida Loren McGahee FR Memphis, Tennessee Johanne Millett-Mowatt JR Sarasota, Florida Nicole Terrell SO Decatur, Georgia Head Coach: James M. Hargrove Assistant Coaches: Damion Bell and Darlene Dillard * - Name does not appear on tournament draw sheets GEORGIA SOUTHERN LADY EAGLES Name Class Hometown Leigh Biggers FR Clemson, South Carolina Aude Boulle JR Paris, France Melissa Brown JR Albany, Georgia Anita Buggins SR Swindon, England Brandy Petty JR Conyers, Georgia Britta Wilms SR Leichlingen, Germany Head Coach: Cathy Beene AUBURN TIGERS Name Class Hometown Lucy Altman SO Adelaide, Australia Tara Fitzmorris SO Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Summa Edwards FR South Australia AlexandrasLaGrange SR Ft. Myers, Florida Heidii Stewart JR Harwich, Massachusetts Caroline Thompson FR Atlanta, Georgia Head Coach: Troy Porco Assistant Coach: Kathleen Moynihan * - Name does not appear on tournament draw sheets