TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s tennis team continued the inaugural Seminole All-Conference Showdown Saturday morning at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center, winning all six of their matches to dominate the field and go undefeated on the day. The Seminoles remain a perfect 8-0 in singles play. “I’m really, really happy for the girls and how well they did today,” head coach Jennifer Hyde said.
“It’s always great to go undefeated (during) a fall tournament.”
After pushing back the start time from 9:00 a.m. due to cold weather, the final matches of the doubles draw were played at 10:00 a.m.
For the Seminoles, senior Daniela Schippers and sophomore Ariana Rahmanparast capped off their doubles campaign with an 8-4 win over Wisconsin’s Melissa Pick and Kendall Kirsch to finish 2-1 in doubles play.
Freshmen Andrea Garcia and Nandini Das also finished 2-1 in doubles after an 8-3 victory over UCF’s Emilia Granstrom and Natalia Serrano.
In singles play, Schippers dispatched Granstrom 6-1, 6-1, while sophomore Julia Mikulski defeated Monica Matias, also of UCF, 6-3, 6-1.
Das faced off with Clemson’s Jenny Moinard, but Moinard retired in the first set with Das leading 2-1.
Garcia fought Clemson’s Ally Miller-Krasilnikov to three sets and won 3-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Three Seminoles have advanced to the championship round of their respective brackets, while Schippers will play again the round robin draw Sunday morning.
“I was glad with the improvements we made from Friday to Saturday,” Hyde said. “The discipline got better, the performance got better, and the level got better, so I’m very happy. You always want to see that progress.”
Oklahoma (Big 12), Alabama (SEC), Wisconsin (Big Ten), Clemson (ACC), UCF and USF (American) have travelled to take on the Seminoles, representing five premier athletics conferences from around the nation for this inaugural tournament.
Play will conclude Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. with the final round of singles play.
Draws can be found on the tournament page on Seminoles.com.
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