January 27, 2023

FSU Wins Thriller At ITA Kickoff

PALO ALTO, Calif. – The Florida State women’s tennis team defeated Arkansas 4-3 Friday at the ITA Kickoff Weekend hosted by Stanford.

The teams started with singles play after the match was delayed by more than three hours due to wet courts.

The Seminoles started out strong with a 2-0 lead after straight-set wins from Ellie Schoppe and Mila Saric. Schoppe kicked off the match with a 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 4 and Saric extended the lead with a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 2.

Arkansas won at No. 5 and No. 1 to tie the match 2-2. Alice Amendola broke the tie with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 6. The Razorbacks claimed the final singles decision and sent the match to doubles to decide a winner.

Vic Allen and Anna Arkadianou secured a 6-4 win at No. 1, and then Millie Bissett and Olympe Lancelot completed the doubles point with a 7-6 (3) at No. 3.

Florida State improves to 4-0 and continues to play in the ITA Kickoff Weekend on Saturday. The Seminoles will face the winner of Kansas State and No. 7 Stanford at 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Live stats will be available on Seminoles.com.

Florida State 4, Arkansas 3

Singles Competition

  1. Kelly Keller (ARK) def. #52 Anna Arkadianou (FSU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
  2. Mila Saric (FSU) def. Indianna Spink (ARK) 6-4, 6-3
  3. #36 Carolina Gomez (ARK) def. Vic Allen (FSU) 5-7, 6-3, 7-6(5)
  4. Ellie Schoppe (FSU) def. Lenka Stara (ARK) 6-4, 6-1
  5. Morgan Cross (ARK) def. Kristyna Lavickova (FSU) 7-5, 6-1
  6. Alice Amendola (FSU) def. Katie Harvey (ARK) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Doubles Competition

  1. Anna Arkadianou/Vic Allen (FSU) def. Morgan Cross/Indianna Spink (ARK) 6-4
  2. Kianah Motosono/Ellie Schoppe (FSU) def. Lenka Stara/Grace O’Donnell (ARK) 6-6 unfinished
  3. Millie Bissett/Olympe Lancelot (FSU) def. Kelly Keller/ Carolina Gomez (ARK) 7-6 (4)

 For more information on the Florida State women’s tennis program, check Seminoles.com and follow us on social media at FSUWTennis (IG) and @FSU_WTennis (TW).

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