Sept. 21, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State women’s tennis will begin their 2010 campaign as they travel to Greenville, SC for the Furman Fall Classic which begins this Friday, September 24th and extends through Sunday, September 26th. Along with the host school Furman, the Seminoles will likely face several top 25 schools with the group including powerhouses such as Vanderbilt, Clemson, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Northwestern.
“We are excited to play, and looking forward to seeing our progress so far,” said Head Coach Jennifer Hyde. “We will use this tournament as an opportunity to gain some much needed match experience.”
The tournament will be singles and doubles, with draws of eight for each school. FSU will compete in six events, including with four singles and two doubles events.
“The girls have had a long few weeks of practice, so it will be will be nice to beat up on other people besides ourselves. This weekend is about match play and match experience.”
Following this weekend this Seminoles will move on to compete in the All-America Tournament in Malibu, California from pre-qualifying October 2nd and 3rd, to qualifying October 5th and 6th, and then potentially on to the main draw October 7th through the 10th.
The Seminoles have three players qualified for the event, which is the most in school history. All three players are ranked among the ITA’s top 100 singles players in the country with Noemie Scharle ranked highest at #59, Francesca Segarelli at #61 and Katie Rybakova at #64.