TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s tennis team wrapped up the FSU All-Conference Showdown with tw0 flight championships on Sunday and a 25-4 record over the duration of the weekend.
“We walked away from the weekend with five flight championships at home, which is a really solid effort by the girls,” said head coach Jennifer Hyde.
Freshman Lucie Prochazkova earned the Seminoles’ first flight championship with a 6-1, 6-3 win in the Speicher bracket. Prochazkova took down Marta Peris of Middle Tennessee in straight sets in which she never trailed.
Junior Ariana Rahmanparast earned the second flight championship for the Garnet and Gold with a straight-set victory over Christina Jordan of West Virginia. Rahmaparast jumped out to a 5-0 lead in set one before finishing it off 6-1. She took the second set 6-2.
Senior Gabby Castaneda earned a consolation championship in the Garnet bracket after making quick work of Danielle Bauers of Iowa. Castaneda took the first set 6-1 and followed that up with a 6-2 second set victory.
In the Gold bracket finals, freshman Petra Hule took the first set over Monica Matias of UCF, 6-0. Hule fell in the second set 6-1 and went behind early in set three. Down 5-0, Hule started to make a comeback but fell short in set three of the championship match 6-3.
Sophomore Andrea Garcia battled in a tough three-set match as well. She took set one 6-4 but lost set two 6-4. In set three she went up 1-0, but fell behind 2-1 and could not regain the lead, losing set three 6-3.
Sophomore Nandini Das took on Vanja Klaric of USF in the Garnet singles finals. Das brought the first set to a tiebreaker but fell short 7-6. In the second set, Das fell 6-2.
“The last day here was not quite as stellar as we were hoping for, but the good thing is that there is a lot that we can learn from,” said Hyde. “I think this was a good tournament to set the tone for the upcoming spring season with a lot of great competition. Now it is time to catch our breath and get some postseason training in to get ready for a very exciting spring season.”
The FSU women’s tennis team will be back on the courts January 12 against Utah in Honolulu, HI. to begin their spring season.
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Monica Matias (UCF) def. Petra Hule (FSU) 0-6, 6-1, 6-3
Vanja Klaric (USF) def. Nandini Das (FSU) 7-6, 6-2
Gabby Castaneda (FSU) def. Danielle Bauers (Iowa) 6-1, 6-2
Ari Rahmanparast (FSU) def. Christina Jordan (Iowa) 6-1, 6-2
Natalia Serrano (UCF) def. Andrea Garcia (FSU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Lucie Prochazkova (FSU) def. Marta Peris (MTSU) 6-1, 6-3