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Francesca Segarelli

Player profile

Rome, Italy
high school
International School of Soussa

Senior 2012-13:

Spring: Was 23-15 in singles on the year…delivered the 4-3 clinching point over No.11 Clemson in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament with a three-set thriller over No.26 Anne Liz Jeukeng 6-7, 6-4, 6-4…also delivered the clinching blow to No. 29 Rice with a win over Katie Gater 5-7, 7-6, 6-1…was 4-4 in matches against ranked singles players…was 17-16 in doubles playing most of the season with Daneika Borthwick…defeated the No.52 pair of Caroline Price and Whitney Kay of UNC 8-4…was awarded the Golden Nole…was ranked in every ITA singles poll this year peaking at No.72.

Fall: Began the season ranked at No. 86….was selected to play in the qualifying rounds of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships in Los Angeles…defeated two ranked opponents in one day during the tournament in No. 26 Zoe Debruycker (UNC) and No. 56 Stefanie Tan (TCU)…fell one win shy of the main draw of the event…posted a record of 7-6 in singles and 6-5 in doubles…while playing alongside teammate Amy Sargeant, the pair were ranked No.56 in doubles and also qualified for the Riviera Championships.

Junior 2011-12:

Spring: Segarelli concluded the 2011-12 season on a six-match singles winning streak notching three wins during post season play including one against Caroline Price from UNC in the ACC Championships…defeated No.59 Hanna Mar of Duke during the regular season…worked from positions one through four in the spring, notching a record of 15-6 in singles (16-11 overall)…played to a record of 23-9 for the year in doubles…was named to the ACC All-Academic team in addition to being a ITA Scholar Athlete.

Fall: Represented the Dominican Republic at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico where she competed in singles and mixed doubles.

Sophomore 2010-2011:

Finished the 2011 season with a 13-15 singles records…defeated five ranked opponents over the course of the spring and fall seasons…paired with Ruth Seaborne for the majority of the season in doubles, the pair reached their highest ranking of No.47 before finishing the season at No.51 with a 16-7 record…beat six ranked opponents in the spring of 2011, including a key win against the No. 51 Duke pair of Fahoum and Mar in the ACC Semifinals, moving the Seminoles on to their second ACC title match in school history…in the last month of the season, the duo finished with an 8-1 record.

Freshman 2009-2010:

Named the ACC Freshman of the Year…finished with a singles record of 18-16 and achieved a individual ranking as high as No.62…defeated five nationally-ranked opponents throughout fall and spring, including the No.10 player in Fani Chifchieva of Auburn in the fall…along with Lauren McCreless, the duo posted an overall 21-19 record during her freshman season, she contributed to two upsets over ranked teams in dual-match play in No. 40 Fraser and Stevens of Virginia and No. 38 Granson and Nze of Duke…the triumph over No. 38 Granson and Nze of Duke on court one helped FSU make its third-consecutive ACC semifinal appearance.


Won the Fed Cup in 2007…competed in the U.S. Open twice (2006 and 2008)…battled in the TIHTA-ITF Aruba and ITF Jamaica where she won both of them…came out victorious in the 10,000 Managua doubles championships and made it to the semifinals of the singles championship…won the 10,000 La Havana, Cuba doubles championship…named to the honor roll.


Born on September 5, 1990…majoring in international affairs…Daughter of Daniela and Tullio Segarelli…Uncle is a famous painter in Italy, Pepe Giorgi.