October 21, 2017 - by
Two Seminoles Advance to the Consolation Quarterfinals


ATHENS, Ga. –The Florida State women’s tennis team continued play at the ITA Southeast Regional. The Noles had two doubles pairs, Garcia/Hule and Das/Rahmanparast, advance to the doubles quarterfinals and the Noles captured six singles wins on Saturday.

Sophomore Andrea Garcia and freshman Petra Hule were the first Seminole duo to advance to the quarterfinals after an 8-7(4) win over Coppoc and Wolff from the University of Georgia. Junior Ariana Rahmanparast and sophomore Nandini Das advanced to the quarterfinals as well with an 8-5 win in the round of 16. Both Seminole pairs lost in the Quarterfinals.

The Noles had members playing in the main draw singles, the first round losers consolation, and the second round losers consolation. In the main draw, Hule took on third seed and No. 23 ranked Johnnise Renaud from Georgia Tech. Hule lost 6-3, 6-2.

In the first round losers consolation draw, Rahmanparast and sophomore Gabby Goldin both advanced. Rahmanparast defeated Emila Granstrom of UCF 6-2, 6-3, while Goldin moved past Daniela Ramirez of Georgia State due to an injury.

In the third round of the first round losers consolation draw, Rahmanparast and Goldin moved onto the quarterfinals. Rahmaparast won in a three-set thriller 4-6, 6-1, 10-7. Goldin moved on to the consolation quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 straight set victory.

In the first round of the second round losers consolation draw, Garcia and Das both won in impressive fashion. Garcia defeated Maria Ornberg of FGCU, 6-1, 6-1. Das took down Sara Culbertson of Miami 6-4 6-3.

In the quarterfinals of the second round losers consolation draw, both the Noles fell short in straight sets. The two regional finalists will earn an automatic bid into the Oracle/ITA National Fall Championships in Indian Wells, Calif. on Nov. 1-5.

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ITA Southeast Regional Match Results

Main Draw Doubles Round of 16
Garcia/Hule {7} (FSU) def. Coppoc/Wolff (UGA) 8-7(4)
Danilina/Porter (UF) def. Goldin/Prochazkova (FSU) 8-1
#33 Das/Rahmanparast {2} (FSU) def. Muminovic/Taluyenko (GST) 8-5

Doubles Quarterfinals
#3 Hourigan/Jones {1} (GT) def. Garcia/Hule {7} (FSU) 8-2
Jarlskog/Renaud {5} (GT) def. #33 Das/Rahmanparast {2} (FSU) 8-4
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MAIN DRAW Singles Round of 16
#23 Johnnise Renaud {3} (GT) def. Petra Hule (FSU) 6-3, 6-2
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CONSOLATION Singles For Main Draw 1st Round Losers
Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) def. Emila Granstrom (UCF) 6-2, 6-3
Gabrielle Goldin (FSU) def. Daniela Ramirez (GST), injury

3rd Round CONSOLATION Singles For Main Draw 1st Round Losers
Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) def. Nicole Dzenga (USF) 4-6, 6-1, 10-7
Gabrielle Goldin (FSU) def. Nadia Gizdova (GT) 6-2, 6-4

CONSOLATION Singles For Main Draw 2nd Round Losers
Andrea Garcia (FSU) def. Maria Ornberg (FGCU) 6-1, 6-1
Nandini Das (FSU) def. Sara Culbertson (UM) 6-4, 6-3

CONSOLATION Singles Quarterfinals For Main Draw 2nd Round Losers
Maryna Veksler (FIU) def. Andrea Garcia (FSU) 6-3, 6-4
Ulyana Shirokova (UM) def. Nandini Das (FSU) 6-3, 6-2

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