Florida State head coach Jennifer Hyde announced the fall 2016 schedule for the women’s tennis team on Tuesday. Competition begins much like it did in fall 2015, as the Seminoles are very familiar with the first three tournaments to kick off the season. The fall begins with the Furman Fall Classic in Greenville, S.C., against teams from both the Atlantic Coast and Southeastern Conferences.”Our first fall event of the season is at the Furman Fall Classic, which will include the nation’s best teams, all coming from the ACC and the SEC, and all teams ranked inside the top 25 in the nation,” Hyde said.
“This event will provide us with tremendous opportunities against the strongest players in the nation. This is exactly how we want to start our fall season- to test our team early against some of the best competition out there.”
Next up for the Seminoles is the Bedford Cup in Tampa, Fla., which rotates around different venues throughout the Sunshine State.
The following week, Florida State travels to Malib, Calif. for the Riviera ITA All American Championships, one of two major national championships of the fall season.
“This is one of the most exceptional events of our fall season, and we are excited to be going back again this year,” Hyde said.
Then, the Seminoles return to Florida for the ITA Southeast Regional Championships, hosted at the University of Florida. The winners of these regionals will automatically qualify for the ITA Indoor National Championships, which take place November 3-6 in New York, N.Y.
Lastly, the Seminoles finish up the fall season at home in Tallahassee for the Seminole All Conference Showdown, which will host some of the best teams from seven different conferences nationwide.
“We are thrilled to be getting a fall tennis event back on our home campus at Florida State this year, with the first annual Seminole All Conference Showdown,” Hyde said. “We want to make this a hallmark event each year, and the response to this has been incredible. We have a waiting list to get in to this tournament right now, and we are excited to continue to grow this event each year.”
Castanada, Mikulski Ranked by ITA
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association released Collegiate Tennis DI Women’s Preseason Rankings Tuesday. The doubles team of junior Gabriella Castaneda and sophomore Julia Mikulski came in at No. 57 in the Women’s National Doubles Rankings.
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