San Diego, CA – The 15th-ranked Seminole women’s tennis team completed play Sunday at the Torero Tennis Classic hosted by the University of San Diego. The Seminoles recorded eight wins between singles and doubles play while facing competition from Stanford, Ole Miss, Texas Tech and Kansas.
“It was great to get back on court this weekend,” said FSU Head Coach Jen Hyde. “We also really enjoyed getting to see our new Noles perform. A trip like this is just what we need to get valuable information about what the team needs to work on at this point. We are looking forward to some great practices before kicking off our home slate this coming weekend.”
Florida State entered the tournament with half the players that traveled in their first year with the program. After losing four starters, figuring out pairings for doubles was one of the goals of the opening weekend. Last season, Hyde’s Seminoles posted a 52-26 record in doubles play, good for a .667 win percentage. After one weekend, the Seminoles have a better idea of what those doubles teams will look like entering dual match play next week.
FSU posted a 5-1 mark in doubles competition in San Diego. Petra Hule joined with transfer Lesedi Jacobs to post a 2-0 record. Freshman Olympe Lancelot and senior transfer Kianah Motosono posted a 2-0 mark as well. Victoria Allen and Anna Arkadianou split their two doubles matches.
In singles, Arkadianou, Jacobs and Motosono all recorded a win.
The Seminoles will open their home season with a Sunday, January 23 doubleheader versus Mercer at 9:00 am and then host McNeese State at 1:00 p.m. All tennis matches are played at the Scott Speicher Memorial Tennis Center unless otherwise noted and there is never an admission charge for regular season matches.
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