Florida State Women's Tennis - 2018 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Tennis - 2018 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Jennifer Hyde, Head Coach
Scott Mottice, Director of Operations
Giorgia Pozzan, Volunteer Assistant
Jaime Sanchez-Canamares, Assistant Coach

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2018 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Petra Hule, 5-9, Adelaide, Australia

Lucie Prochazkova, 5-10, Prague, Czech Republic


2018 Roster - By Name

L
T                                  PY
R Name                  Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  Gabriella Castaneda         Sr   ***  Miramar (Broward Virtual)
  Nandini Das                 So   *    Mumbia, India (IMG Academies)
  Andrea Garcia               So   *    Asturias, Spain (CEEDCV)
  Gabrielle Goldin            So   *    Bradenton (Bradenton Christian)
  Petra Hule            5-9   Fr        Adelaide, Australia (Henley)
  Julia Mikulski              Jr   **   Essen, Germany (Helmholtz Gymnasium)
  Lucie Prochazkova     5-10  Fr        Prague, Czech Republic
  Ariana Rahmanparast         Jr   **   Miami (Florida Virtual School)
  Carla Touly                 So        Montbrison, France (Lycee Francois Mauriac)

2018 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
09/24
Ref
N
DEBBIE SOUTHERN FALL CLASSIC
September 22-24, 2017, Greenville, SC
 
10/01
Ref
N
BEDFORD CUP
September 29-October 1, 2017, Tampa, Fl
 
10/01
Ref
N
WILDCAT INVITE
September 29-October 1, 2017, Evanston, Il
 
10/22
 
N
ITA SE REGIONAL
October 19-22, 2017, Athens, Ga
 
11/05
 
N
ITA NATIONAL FALL CHAMPIONSHIP
November 1-5, 2017, Indian Wells, Ca
 
11/12
 
H
FSU ALL-CONFERENCE SHOWDOWN
November 10-12, 2017
 
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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FSU RECORD IS    0- 0     0- 0     0- 0     0- 0


Individual Results        Highest   vs          3    Fall/Spring
Name                        Rank   Rank  ACC   Sets  Tournaments   1     2     3     4     5     6    NCAA Total
------------------------- ------- ----- ----- -----  ----------- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Gabriella Castaneda                                       2-1                                               2-1
Nandini Das                        1-1         2-1        6-4                                               6-4
Andrea Garcia                      0-1         4-3        5-5                                               5-5
Gabrielle Goldin                   0-1         2-0        7-3                                               7-3
Petra Hule                         0-1         3-2        7-3                                               7-3
Lucie Prochazkova                              1-3        3-4                                               3-4
Ariana Rahmanparast                            1-1        6-3                                               6-3
Totals                                                   36-23                                             36-23

Doubles Results Highest vs Tie Fall/Spring Name Rank Rank ACC Break Tournaments 1 2 3 NCAA Total --------------------------------------------- ------- ----- ----- ----- ----------- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- Gabriella Castaneda/Gabrielle Goldin 2-1 2-1 Nandini Das/Ariana Rahmanparast 33 0-2 2-0 5-5 5-5 Andrea Garcia/Petra Hule 0-1 2-0 8-2 8-2 Gabrielle Goldin/Lucie Prochazkova 1-0 3-2 3-2 Opp/Lucie Prochazkova 2-1 2-1

Gabriella Castaneda
Singles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Opponent                  School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/29/2017            T  Ana Madcur                MIAMI                  L 6-3, 6-3               0-1
09/30/2017            T  Ioana Minca               FL INTERNATIONAL     W   6-4, 6-2               1-1
10/01/2017            T  Jessica Cortes            SOUTH FLORIDA        W   6-3, 6-4               2-1

Nandini Das
Singles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Opponent                  School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/22/2017            T  Tea Jandric               MISSISSIPPI            L 6-2, 3-6, 6-0          0-1
09/23/2017            T  Janina Braun              MISSISSIPPI STATE    W   6-3, 3-6, 6-4          1-1
09/24/2017            T  Amanda Meyer              VANDERBILT             L 7-6(), 6-2             1-2
09/29/2017        98  T  Alexia Petrovic           UTAH                 W   6-4, 6-2               2-2
09/30/2017            T  Lee Or                    NORTHWESTERN         W   6-4, 5-7, 6-0          3-2
10/01/2017            T  Aslina Chua               MICHIGAN STATE       W   7-5, 6-0               4-2
10/20/2017            T  Lucia Montano             NORTH FLORIDA        W   6-2, 6-0               5-2
10/20/2017        49  T  Paige Hourigan            GEORGIA TECH           L 6-1, 6-1               5-3
10/21/2017            T  Sara Culbertson           MIAMI                W   6-4, 6-3               6-3
10/21/2017            T  Ulyana Shirokova          MIAMI                  L 6-3, 6-2               6-4

Andrea Garcia
Singles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Opponent                  School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/22/2017            T  Emily Smith               VANDERBILT             L 7-5, 4-6, 6-3          0-1
09/23/2017            T  Mary Caroline Meredith    WAKE FOREST          W   6-2, 3-6, 6-0          1-1
09/24/2017            T  Carol Elizabeth Kerman    FURMAN                 L 6-3, 6-4               1-2
09/29/2017            T  Inci Ogut                 NORTHWESTERN           L 5-7, 6-4, 6-2          1-3
09/30/2017            T  Luisa Varon               PITTSBURGH           W   6-1, 5-7, 6-4          2-3
10/01/2017            T  Mariya Kostyuk            CHICAGO STATE        W   1-6, 6-0, 6-0          3-3
10/20/2017            T  Rafaela Gomez             NORTH FLORIDA        W   7-6(3), 2-6, 6-2       4-3
10/20/2017       111  T  Nami Otsuka               GEORGIA TECH           L 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-1       4-4
10/21/2017            T  Maria Ornberg             FLORIDA GULF COAST   W   6-1, 6-1               5-4
10/21/2017            T  Maryna Veksler            FL INTERNATIONAL       L 6-3, 6-4               5-5

Gabrielle Goldin
Singles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Opponent                  School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/22/2017            T  Courtney Meredith         WAKE FOREST          W   7-5, 6-3               1-0
09/23/2017            T  Tenika McGiffin           TEXAS                  L 6-2, 6-2               1-1
09/24/2017            T  Cameron Kriscunas         MISSISSIPPI          W   6-7(2), 6-4, 6-1       2-1
09/29/2017            T  Sara Culbertson           MIAMI                W   6-2, 6-3               3-1
09/30/2017            T  Sophia Perez              FLORIDA GULF COAST     L 7-5, 6-2               3-2
10/01/2017            T  Alexandria Mjos           SOUTH FLORIDA        W   6-3, 6-4               4-2
10/19/2017            T  Charlotte van Diemen      UNC-CHARLOTTE        W   2-6, 6-2, 6-3          5-2
10/20/2017       105  T  Marta Gonzalez            GEORGIA                L 6-4, 7-5               5-3
10/21/2017            T  Daniela Ramirez           GEORGIA STATE        W   injury                 6-3
10/21/2017            T  Nadia Gizdova             GEORGIA TECH         W   6-2, 6-4               7-3

Petra Hule
Singles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Opponent                  School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/22/2017            T  Johanna Silva             TEXAS                  L 6-7(), 7-5, 6-2        0-1
09/23/2017            T  Cassandra Vazquez         NORTH CAROLINA       W   default                1-1
09/24/2017            T  Danielle Wolf             OHIO STATE           W   3-6, 7-5, 7-6(6)       2-1
09/24/2017            T  Ari Riley                 TEXAS                W   5-2 retired            3-1
09/29/2017            T  Allie Miller              NOTRE DAME             L 6-4, 5-7, 6-2          3-2
09/30/2017            T  Julie Byrne               NORTHWESTERN         W   6-7(), 6-2, 6-4        4-2
10/01/2017            T  Margo Pletcher            UTAH                 W   6-1, 4-6, 7-6()        5-2
10/20/2017            T  Mariana Gould             GEORGIA              W   6-3, 6-4               6-2
10/20/2017            T  Jessica Cortes            SOUTH FLORIDA        W   6-3, 6-2               7-2
10/21/2017        23  T  Johnnise Renaud           GEORGIA TECH           L 6-3, 6-2               7-3

Julia Mikulski
Singles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Opponent                  School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----

Lucie Prochazkova
Singles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Opponent                  School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/22/2017            T  Aryn Greene               FURMAN               W   4-6, 6-4, 7-5          1-0
09/23/2017            T  Chandler Carter           WAKE FOREST            L 6-7(8), 6-3, 7-5       1-1
09/24/2017            T  Alexa Bortles             MISSISSIPPI          W   default                2-1
09/29/2017            T  Vanja Klaric              SOUTH FLORIDA          L 6-3, 7-6()             2-2
09/30/2017            T  Marisa Ruiz               FLORIDA ATLANTIC     W   6-3, 7-6(2)            3-2
10/01/2017            T  Vicky Geurinckx           STETSON                L 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(3)       3-3
10/19/2017            T  Marie Mottet              MERCER                 L 6-4, 2-6, 6-2          3-4

Ariana Rahmanparast
Singles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Opponent                  School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/22/2017            T  Andrea Ballinger          OHIO STATE           W   6-4, 7-6(6)            1-0
09/23/2017            T  Gabby Rodriguez           FURMAN               W   6-0, 6-2               2-0
09/24/2017            T  Danni Ruiz                CLEMSON                L 1-6, 6-2, 6-2          2-1
09/29/2017            T  Samantha Memije           MICHIGAN STATE       W   6-3, 6-4               3-1
09/30/2017            T  Cameron Course            NOTRE DAME             L 6-4, 6-2               3-2
10/01/2017            T  Georgie Sanders           ILLINOIS-CHICAGO     W   6-3, 6-4               4-2
10/20/2017            T  Victoria Flores           GEORGIA TECH           L 6-1, 6-4               4-3
10/21/2017            T  Emila Granstrom           CENTRAL FLORIDA      W   6-2, 6-3               5-3
10/21/2017            T  Nicole Dzenga             SOUTH FLORIDA        W   4-6, 6-1, 1-0(7)       6-3

Carla Touly
Singles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Opponent                  School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----


Gabriella Castaneda
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/29/2017            T  Gabrielle Goldin          Daniela Roldon/Ulyana Shirokova          MIAMI                W   6-1                    1-0
09/30/2017            T  Gabrielle Goldin          Rafaela Gomez/Luise Intert               NORTH FLORIDA          L 6-4                    1-1
10/01/2017            T  Gabrielle Goldin          Irina Karangozishvili/Eva Nyikos         NORTH FLORIDA        W   6-4                    2-1

Nandini Das
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/22/2017   33   17  T  Ariana Rahmanparast       Fernanda Contreras/Emily Smith           VANDERBILT             L 8-2                    0-1
09/22/2017   33   55  T  Ariana Rahmanparast       Danni Vines/Katty Weymouth               FURMAN                 L 8-6                    0-2
09/23/2017   33       T  Ariana Rahmanparast       Sara Lizariturry/Kristina Vozniak        MISSISSIPPI STATE    W   8-7()                  1-2
09/29/2017   33       T  Ariana Rahmanparast       Chiara Lommer/Bella Lorenzini            MICHIGAN               L 6-4                    1-3
09/29/2017   33       T  Ariana Rahmanparast       Leah Heimulu/Whitney Turley              UTAH                 W   6-2                    2-3
09/30/2017   33       T  Ariana Rahmanparast       Cameron Corse/Zoe Spence                 NOTRE DAME             L 6-1                    2-4
10/01/2017   33       T  Ariana Rahmanparast       Lujla Colic/Georgie Sanders              ILLINOIS-CHICAGO     W   6-4                    3-4
10/20/2017   33       T  Ariana Rahmanparast       Silvia Bordes/Emilia Granstrom           CENTRAL FLORIDA      W   8-7(8)                 4-4
10/21/2017   33       T  Ariana Rahmanparast       Anna Taluyenko/Damira Muminovic          GEORGIA STATE        W   8-5                    5-4
10/21/2017   33       T  Ariana Rahmanparast       Ida Jarlskog/Johnnise Renaud             GEORGIA TECH           L 8-4                    5-5

Andrea Garcia
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/22/2017            T  Petra Hule                Allie Sanford/Brooke Stevens             MISSISSIPPI            L 8-5                    0-1
09/22/2017            T  Petra Hule                Andrea Ballinger/Danielle Wolf           OHIO STATE           W   8-1                    1-1
09/23/2017            T  Petra Hule                Chandler Carter/Mary Caroline Meredith   WAKE FOREST          W   8-5                    2-1
09/29/2017            T  Petra Hule                Nathalie Joanlanne/Cat Orfanos           MONTANA              W   6-3                    3-1
09/29/2017            T  Petra Hule                Leslie Foe/Issy Franks                   MARQUETTE            W   6-2                    4-1
09/30/2017            T  Petra Hule                Dra Andrejski/Nora Mindiyarova           LEWIS                W   7-6()                  5-1
10/01/2017            T  Petra Hule                Callie Frey/Luisa Varon                  PITTSBURGH           W   6-3                    6-1
10/20/2017            T  Petra Hule                Elizabeth Danailova/Daniela Ramirez      GEORGIA STATE        W   8-3                    7-1
10/21/2017            T  Petra Hule                Morgan Coppoc/Vivan Wolff                GEORGIA              W   8-7(4)                 8-1
10/21/2017         3  T  Petra Hule                Paige Hourigan/Kenya Jones               GEORGIA TECH           L 8-2                    8-2

Gabrielle Goldin
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/22/2017            T  Lucie Prochazkova         Chelsea Crovetti/Katie Poluta            TEXAS                W   8-7(6)                 1-0
09/22/2017            T  Lucie Prochazkova         Lauren Gish/Payton Robinette             VANDERBILT           W   8-6                    2-0
09/23/2017            T  Lucie Prochazkova         Carol Elizabeth Kerman/Gabby Rodriguez   FURMAN                 L 8-4                    2-1
09/29/2017            T  Gabriella Castaneda       Daniela Roldon/Ulyana Shirokova          MIAMI                W   6-1                    3-1
09/30/2017            T  Gabriella Castaneda       Rafaela Gomez/Luise Intert               NORTH FLORIDA          L 6-4                    3-2
10/01/2017            T  Gabriella Castaneda       Irina Karangozishvili/Eva Nyikos         NORTH FLORIDA        W   6-4                    4-2
10/20/2017            T  Lucie Prochazkova         Kristen Rehse/Lara Vovk                  GEORGIA STATE        W   8-4                    5-2
10/21/2017            T  Lucie Prochazkova         Anna Danilina/Peggy Porter               FLORIDA                L 8-1                    5-3

Petra Hule
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/22/2017            T  Andrea Garcia             Allie Sanford/Brooke Stevens             MISSISSIPPI            L 8-5                    0-1
09/22/2017            T  Andrea Garcia             Andrea Ballinger/Danielle Wolf           OHIO STATE           W   8-1                    1-1
09/23/2017            T  Andrea Garcia             Chandler Carter/Mary Caroline Meredith   WAKE FOREST          W   8-5                    2-1
09/29/2017            T  Andrea Garcia             Nathalie Joanlanne/Cat Orfanos           MONTANA              W   6-3                    3-1
09/29/2017            T  Andrea Garcia             Leslie Foe/Issy Franks                   MARQUETTE            W   6-2                    4-1
09/30/2017            T  Andrea Garcia             Dra Andrejski/Nora Mindiyarova           LEWIS                W   7-6()                  5-1
10/01/2017            T  Andrea Garcia             Callie Frey/Luisa Varon                  PITTSBURGH           W   6-3                    6-1
10/20/2017            T  Andrea Garcia             Elizabeth Danailova/Daniela Ramirez      GEORGIA STATE        W   8-3                    7-1
10/21/2017            T  Andrea Garcia             Morgan Coppoc/Vivan Wolff                GEORGIA              W   8-7(4)                 8-1
10/21/2017         3  T  Andrea Garcia             Paige Hourigan/Kenya Jones               GEORGIA TECH           L 8-2                    8-2

Julia Mikulski
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----

Lucie Prochazkova
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/22/2017            T  Gabrielle Goldin          Chelsea Crovetti/Katie Poluta            TEXAS                W   8-7(6)                 1-0
09/22/2017            T  Gabrielle Goldin          Lauren Gish/Payton Robinette             VANDERBILT           W   8-6                    2-0
09/23/2017            T  Gabrielle Goldin          Carol Elizabeth Kerman/Gabby Rodriguez   FURMAN                 L 8-4                    2-1
09/29/2017            T   Opp                      Juliana Cardosa/Alexandria Mjos          SOUTH FLORIDA        W   6-1                    3-1
09/30/2017            T   Opp                      Ioana Minca/Maryna Veksler               FL INTERNATIONAL       L 6-4                    3-2
10/01/2017            T   Opp                      Jennifer Leib/Marisa Ruiz                FLORIDA ATLANTIC     W   6-0                    4-2
10/20/2017            T  Gabrielle Goldin          Kristen Rehse/Lara Vovk                  GEORGIA STATE        W   8-4                    5-2
10/21/2017            T  Gabrielle Goldin          Anna Danilina/Peggy Porter               FLORIDA                L 8-1                    5-3

Ariana Rahmanparast
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/22/2017   33   17  T  Nandini Das               Fernanda Contreras/Emily Smith           VANDERBILT             L 8-2                    0-1
09/22/2017   33   55  T  Nandini Das               Danni Vines/Katty Weymouth               FURMAN                 L 8-6                    0-2
09/23/2017   33       T  Nandini Das               Sara Lizariturry/Kristina Vozniak        MISSISSIPPI STATE    W   8-7()                  1-2
09/29/2017   33       T  Nandini Das               Chiara Lommer/Bella Lorenzini            MICHIGAN               L 6-4                    1-3
09/29/2017   33       T  Nandini Das               Leah Heimulu/Whitney Turley              UTAH                 W   6-2                    2-3
09/30/2017   33       T  Nandini Das               Cameron Corse/Zoe Spence                 NOTRE DAME             L 6-1                    2-4
10/01/2017   33       T  Nandini Das               Lujla Colic/Georgie Sanders              ILLINOIS-CHICAGO     W   6-4                    3-4
10/20/2017   33       T  Nandini Das               Silvia Bordes/Emilia Granstrom           CENTRAL FLORIDA      W   8-7(8)                 4-4
10/21/2017   33       T  Nandini Das               Anna Taluyenko/Damira Muminovic          GEORGIA STATE        W   8-5                    5-4
10/21/2017   33       T  Nandini Das               Ida Jarlskog/Johnnise Renaud             GEORGIA TECH           L 8-4                    5-5

Carla Touly
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
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DEBBIE SOUTHERN FALL CLASSIC
09/24/2017, September 22-24, 2017, Greenville, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Finish Strong On Day One at Debbie Southern Fall Classic.
The Noles take three singles matches to three sets.

GREENVILLE, SC - The Florida State women's tennis team began their 2017 season Friday at the Debbie Southern Fall Classic hosted by Furman.

"We were very happy to see how our girls competed today," said assistant coach Jaime Sanchez-Canamares Rios. "The first day of competition and first matches are always tough and the girls did a fantastic job."

The duo of sophomore Andrea Garcia and freshman Petra Hule fell in their first doubles match 8-5, but came back to take down their second opponent of the day 8-1. The pair defeated Danielle Wolf and Andrea Ballinger of Ohio State.

"Petra and Andrea had a great win today against the Ohio State team of Danielle Wolf and Andrea Ballinger," said Sanchez-Canamares Rios. "They played at a high level of tennis and they performed extremely well. Same for Gabby (Goldin) and Lucie (Prochazkova). They defeated a Vanderbilt team playing very well on key moments and showed a lot of confidence, which is great because that's our goal during these tournaments."

Sophomore Gabrielle Goldin and freshman Lucie Prochazkova were defeated in a heartbreaker of a first match, 8-7(6), to Texas Longhorns Chelsea Crovettie and Katie Poluta. The freshman and sophomore duo were able to win their second match of the day as they took down Lauren Gish and Payton Robinette of Vanderbilt, 8-6.

"We were proud coaches today watching them competing," said Sanchez-Canamares Rios. "Our freshmen Lucie and Petra did incredible in their first matches wearing the garnet and gold. Lucie won a very competitive match in 3 sets while Petra showed her potential against a great Tennessee player."

Sophomore Ariana Rahmanparast and partner sophomore Nandini Das fell to their opponents in both of their doubles matches. They fell 8-2 to Emily Smith and Fermanda Contreras of Vanderbilt and 8-6 to Katty Weymouth and Danni Vines of Furman.

In singles play, Das fell in the first set 6-3 to Tea Jandric of Ole Miss. However, she came back in the second set to win 6-3, but fell in the final set 6-0. Prochazkova defeated Aryn Greene of Furman in her first collegiate singles match, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5. Hule was not as fortunate as her fellow freshman, as she lost in a three setter to Johanna Silva of Texas, 6-7, 7-5, 6-2.

Garcia was able to take her match to three sets after she fell behind 7-5 to Emily Smith of Vanderbilt. Garcia won the second set 6-4 to force the fourth, three set match of the day for the Seminoles, but could not take the third as she lost it 6-3.

"Andrea and Nandini lost in 3 sets in their matches," said Sanchez-Canamares Rios. "However, the learning and confidence they got from today will help them for the next days."

Rahmanparast and Goldin finished off singles play for the garnet and gold with two wins. Rahmanparast took down Andrea Ballinger of Ohio State in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6(6), while Goldin defeated Courtney Meredith of Wake Forest 7-5, 6-3.

"It was a joy to watch (Gabby) Goldin compete and play," said Sanchez-Canamares Rios. "Her passion and commitment is incredible and we could not be happier for her win today."


Noles Wrap Up Day Two of the Debbie Southern Fall Classic.
Ariana Rahmanparast advances to finals, Florida State goes a combined 7-3 on day two.

September 23, 2017

GREENVILLE, SC - The Florida State women's tennis team had success in both singles and doubles play on Saturday at the Debbie Southern Fall Classic. Freshman Lucie Prochazkova earned third place in her singles draw, while the doubles team of sophomore Nandini Das and sophomore Ariana Rahmanparast finished seventh in seventh place. Sophomore Andrea Garcia with partner freshman Petra Hule finished in fifth.

"Today was another pretty solid showing for us," said head coach Jennifer Hyde. "We are improving every match, but more importantly we are able to identify the specific things each player needs to focus on and work on."

In singles, sophomore Nandini Das took down Janina Braun of Mississippi State, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Hule defeated Cassandra Vazquez of North Carolina and Garcia overpowered Mary Caroline Merdeith of Wake Forest in the third set, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0. This trio will compete in the fifth place match for their respective draws tomorrow morning.

Sophomore Gabby Goldin fell to Tenika McGriffin of Texas 6-2, 6-2 and Rahmanparast tacked on a win to end the day with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Gabby Rodriguez of Furman to advance to the championship match of her bracket against Danni Ruiz of Clemson on Sunday.

"Ari continues to play very solid tennis," said Hyde. "She has a great opportunity tomorrow against a conference opponent."

In doubles, the Noles went 2-1 on the day. Das and Rahmanparast defeated the duo of Lizariturry and Vozniak from Mississippi State 8-7 to claim seventh place in their draw. Garcia and Hule beat MC Meredith and Carter from Wake Forest to earn fifth place in their respective draw. Goldin and Prochazkova lost to the Furman pair of Kerman and Rodriguez, 8-4.

"Petra had another great day today," said Hyde. "She and Andrea gave another solid doubles performance this morning."


Seminoles Finish Play at the Debbie Southern Fall Classic.
Gabby Goldin and Lucie Prochazkova finish in third of her draw; Ariana Rahmanparast earns second place.

September 24, 2017

GREENVILLE, SC - The Florida State women's tennis team wrapped up play at the Debbie Southern Fall Classic on Sunday three more wins.

"Overall we were happy with how the girls performed this weekend during their first fall event," said head coach Jennifer Hyde. "It was great to get back in to a competition mindset, and gauge exactly where we are at this point in the season. It was great to get the bulk of the team together for a road trip and time together after the long summer break. We definitely missed the three others who were back in Tallahassee, but will have lots of trips together coming up."

Freshman Petra Hule won her match against Danielle Wolf of Ohio State in a close one. Hule lost set one 3-6 but fought back in set two in three to win 7-5, 7-6(6). Freshman Lucie Prochazkova earned third due to a default.

"Petra (Hule) finished off today in woo fashion," said Hyde. "She had a very tough three set match where she was down 2-5 in the third set. She saved two match points at 4-5 to even the score at 5-5. Then, in the third set tie breaker, she was down 3-6 (3 more match points down), and won 5 straight points to win the tiebreaker and the match. That kind of fight is what being a Seminole is all about."

Sophomore Gabby Goldin took on Cameron Kriscunas of Ole Miss in her third place match. Goldin took lost the first set 6-7(2), but came back in dominate fashion defeating Kriscunas 6-4, 6-1 in the final two sets.

"Same goes for GG (Gabby Goldin)," said Hyde. "She fought her way through a very tough three set match, coming out on top. I'm glad she was able to finish off the weekend in a high note."

Junior Ariana Rahmanparast took on Danni Ruiz of Clemson in the final of her bracket. Rahmanparast came out strong taking the first set 6-1. Ruiz did what Hule and Godlin did and made a two set comeback winning sets two and three, 6-2, 6-2. Rahmanparast took second in her draw.

"Ari was playing for her flight championship, and came up just short in yet another three set match," said Hyde. "She played some solid tennis this weekend."

Sophomore Nandini Das fell short in her match for fifth place as Amanda Meyer from Vanderbilt defeated her 7-6, 6-2. Andrea Garcia was taken down by Carol Elizabeth Kelman of Furman 6-3, 6-4.


09/22/2017
Doubles
#17 Fernanda Contreras/Emily Smith (VU) d. #33 Nandini Das/Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) 8-2
#55 Danni Vines/Katty Weymouth (FU) d. #33 Nandini Das/Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) 8-6
Allie Sanford/Brooke Stevens (UMs) d. Andrea Garcia/Petra Hule (FSU) 8-5
Andrea Garcia/Petra Hule (FSU) d. Andrea Ballinger/Danielle Wolf (OSU) 8-1
Gabrielle Goldin/Lucie Prochazkova (FSU) d. Chelsea Crovetti/Katie Poluta (UTx) 8-7(6)
Gabrielle Goldin/Lucie Prochazkova (FSU) d. Lauren Gish/Payton Robinette (VU) 8-6
Singles
Tea Jandric (UMs) d. Nandini Das (FSU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0
Lucie Prochazkova (FSU) d. Aryn Greene (FU) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Johanna Silva (UTx) d. Petra Hule (FSU) 6-7(), 7-5, 6-2
Emily Smith (VU) d. Andrea Garcia (FSU) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) d. Andrea Ballinger (OSU) 6-4, 7-6(6)
Gabrielle Goldin (FSU) d. Courtney Meredith (WF) 7-5, 6-3

09/23/2017
Doubles
#33 Nandini Das/Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) d. Sara Lizariturry/Kristina Vozniak (MsSt) 8-7()
Andrea Garcia/Petra Hule (FSU) d. Chandler Carter/Mary Caroline Meredith (WF) 8-5
Carol Elizabeth Kerman/Gabby Rodriguez (FU) d. Gabrielle Goldin/Lucie Prochazkova (FSU) 8-4
Singles
Nandini Das (FSU) d. Janina Braun (MsSt) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Chandler Carter (WF) d. Lucie Prochazkova (FSU) 6-7(8), 6-3, 7-5
Petra Hule (FSU) d. Cassandra Vazquez (UNC) default
Andrea Garcia (FSU) d. Mary Caroline Meredith (WF) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0
Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) d. Gabby Rodriguez (FU) 6-0, 6-2
Tenika McGiffin (UTx) d. Gabrielle Goldin (FSU) 6-2, 6-2

09/24/2017
Singles
Amanda Meyer (VU) d. Nandini Das (FSU) 7-6(), 6-2
Lucie Prochazkova (FSU) d. Alexa Bortles (UMs) default
Petra Hule (FSU) d. Danielle Wolf (OSU) 3-6, 7-5, 7-6(6)
Carol Elizabeth Kerman (FU) d. Andrea Garcia (FSU) 6-3, 6-4
Danni Ruiz (CU) d. Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
Gabrielle Goldin (FSU) d. Cameron Kriscunas (UMs) 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-1
Petra Hule (FSU) d. Ari Riley (UTx) 5-2 retired


BEDFORD CUP
10/01/2017, September 29-October 1, 2017, Tampa, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Wrap Up Day One at the Bedford Cup and Wildcat Invitational.
Noles go 5-1 in doubles play on day one at the Bedford Cup and Wildcat Invitational.

September 29, 2017

TAMPA, FL/EVANSTON, IL - The Florida State women's tennis team began play at the Bedford Cup and Wildcat Invitational on Friday. The Noles went 2-0 in doubles on day one in the Bedford Cup in Tampa, Fla., and 3-1 in doubles at the Wildcat Invitational in Evanston, Ill.

"We had a pretty solid day in Evanston," said head coach Jennifer Hyde. "The conditions were challenging and took some getting used to, but the girls all played some solid matches today."

Senior Gabby Castaneda began her fall season at the Bedford Cup against Ana Madcur from Miami. She fell in two sets 5-3, 6-3.

"It is great news for us to see Gabby (Castaneda) back on the court," said assistant coach Jaime Sanchez-Canamares Rios. "She competed well and will improve with more matches on her racket."

Freshman Lucie Prochazkova took on Vanja Klaric from host school USF. Prochazkova lost the first set 6-3. She fought in the second set, but fell short, 7-6.

"Lucie (Prochazkova) is improving every day, and a lot of success is waiting for her," said Sanchez-Canamares Rios.

Sophomore Gabby Goldin rounded out singles play with an overpowering win against Sara Culberston from Miami in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3.

"(Gabby) Goldin did a fantastic job," said Sanchez-Canamares Rios. "She got another win this fall and is playing at a high level."

In doubles, the Garnet and Gold went 2-0 at the Bedford Cup. The pairing of Castaneda and Goldin took on Ulyana Shirokova and Daniela Roldon from Miami. The duo took down the Miami twosome, 6-1. Prochazkova teamed up with Emilia Granstrom from UCF. The two rolled through Juliana Cardosa and Alexandria Mjos from USF, 6-1.

Sophomore Nandini Das got things started for the Noles in singles play at the Wildcat Invitational with a great win. She defeated No. 98 ranked Alexia Petrovic of Utah, 6-4, 6-2.

"Nandini (Das) did a great job of playing a very complete match," said Hyde. "She was engaged throughout, and controlled things from start to finish."

Junior Ariana Rahmanparast added to the win column with a straight set win over Samantha Memije of Michigan State, 6-3, 6-4.

"Ari jumped out to a set lead, then fell behind in the second set," said Hyde. "She fought her way back to a win in the second set, doing another great job of making some adjustments and showing some solid fight."

Freshman Petra Hule fell in three sets to Allie Miller of Notre Dame, 6-4, 5-7, 6-2. Fellow Seminole, sophomore Andrea Garcia was not so lucky either. She took the first set from her opponent 7-5, but could not hold on as Inci Ogut from Northwestern won sets two and three, 6-4, 6-2.

"Petra and Andrea both lost their matches in tough three set battles," said Hyde. "There were so many positives from of those losses, and tomorrow they need to come out firing."

The Garnet and Gold came out firing in doubles play, going 3-1. Hule and Garcia took down Cat Orfanos and Nathalie Joanlanne of Montana 6-3 in the first round. They kept it going in the second round with a win over Leslie Foe and Issy Franks from Marquette 6-2. Das and Rahmanparast could not hold on in the first round as they lost to Bella Lorenzini and Chiarra Lommer of Michigan 6-4. However, they fought back and beat Brianna Turley and Leah Heimulu of Utah 6-2 in the second round to move onto the semifinals of the consolation bracket.


Seminoles Look to Finish up the Bedford Cup and Wildcat Invitational Strong.
Noles go 5-2 in singles play on day two at the Bedford Cup and Wildcat Invitational, including three, three set wins.

September 30, 2017

TAMPA, FL/EVANSTON, IL - The Florida State women's tennis team continued play at the Bedford Cup and Wildcat Invitational on Saturday. Sophomore Nandini Das will be competing in the finals of her singles flight in the Wildcat Invitational, along with sophomore Andrea Garcia and freshman Petra Hule in the doubles final of their flight. The Noles will have two singles players playing in the consolation final and one in the third-place match at the Bedford Cup.

At the Wildcat Invitational, the Garnet and Gold went 3-1 in singles and 4-2 on the day, including three, three-set wins in singles.

Sophomore Nandini Das kept up her strong performance from day one and turned it into another win. She took the first set 6-4, but lost the second 7-5. Das showed grit and came back with a dominating third set taking down Lee Or of Northwestern, 6-0. Das will take on Aslina Chua of Michigan State in the finals tomorrow.

Hule and Garcia both won their matches in three sets as well. Hule lost the first set 7-6 but fought hard to take down Julie Byrne from Northwestern 6-2, 6-4 in the final two sets. Garcia won the first set 6-1 but lost the second set 5-7. She powered through the third set to finish off Luisa Varon from Pitt with a 6-4 win in the third set.

Junior Ariana Rahmanparast was defeated by Cameron Course of Notre Dame, 6-4, 6-2.

In doubles, Das and Rahmanparast were taken down 6-1 by the pairing of Zoe Spence and Cameron Corse from Notre Dame, 6-1.

Hule and Garcia defeated Nora Miniyarova and Dora Andrejski of Lewis, 7-6 in the semifinals. The Seminole duo will take on Frey and Varon from Pitt in the finals tomorrow.

"Today was another good day of competition for us," said head coach Jennifer Hyde. "We had a tiebreaker in doubles which came down to the wire, and three of our four singles matches going to three sets. I feel like mentally, maybe even a bit more so than physically, today was a critical day for the girls. We got over some mental barriers, and there is so much confidence that can come from finding success as you get through those mental battles. That is what I am most proud of today, and I think that speaks a lot to the toughness of our team."

Freshman Lucie Prochazkova began the day at the Bedford Cup, with a two-set win against Marisa Ruiz of FAU, 6-3. 7-6(2). Prochazkova will be playing in the consolation finals tomorrow against Vicky Geurinckx of Stetson.

"Lucie had a solid win in singles and doubles," said assistant coach Jaime Sanchez-Canamares Rios. "She is facing situations completely new for her but she knows what it takes to win and did it perfectly."

Sophomore Gabby Goldin fell to Sophia Perez of Florida Gulf Coast, 7-5, 6-2, in the semifinals. Goldin will be taking on Alejandra Vidal of Bethune Cookman in the third-place match of flight five.

"Goldin learned a lot from today's competition," said Sanchez-Canamares Rios. "Her emotions had her go through hard situations, but there is no doubt of the kind of player she is and tomorrow she has another opportunity to compete at her highest level."

Senior Gabby Castaneda got her first singles win of the fall against Ioana Minca from FIU, 6-4, 6-2. Castaneda will take on Jessica Cortes of USF tomorrow in the consolation finals of flight two.

"Gabby is getting better each day and today she is one step closer to reach her level after a win," said Sanchez-Canamares Rios.

In doubles, Castaneda and Goldin fell to Rafaela Gomez and Luise Inert of North Florida, 6-4. Prochazkova and partner Emilia Granstrom lost in the semifinals as well. The two pairs will take on each other in the third-place match on Sunday.

"It was a long day of tennis at the Bedford Cup where the girls competed very well from the first to the last match," said Sanchez-Canamares Rios. "We were lucky the rain moved away from us and we finished all of our matches."


Seminoles Finish up the Bedford Cup and Wildcat Invitational Strong.
Noles go 9-1 on the final day of singles and doubles at the Bedford Cup and Wildcat Invitational.

October 1, 2017

TAMPA, FL/EVANSTON, IL - The Florida State women's tennis team finished play at the Bedford Cup and Wildcat Invitational on Sunday. In doubles at the Bedford Cup, Florida State earned two third-place finishes. At the Wildcat Invitational, the Seminoles took home a singles and a doubles championship.

"Going 6-0 to finish off the weekend, and bringing home two flight championships at the Wildcat Invitational feels really good," said head coach Jennifer Hyde.

Senior Gabby Castaneda and sophomore Gabby Goldin defeated Irina Karangozishvili and Eva Nyikos of North Florida, 6-4, for third place at The Bedford Cup. Freshman Lucie Prochazkova and her partner Emilia Granstrom also earned third place in their doubles flight shutting out Jennifer Leib and Marisa Ruiz from FAU 6-0.

In singles, Castaneda squared off against Jessica Cortes from USF in the consolation finals. She brought down Cortes, 6-3, 6-4.

"It was a great weekend to work on things that needed polishing," said Castaneda. "It felt amazing to be out their competing in the first fall tournament of my senior year. I look forward to continuing to work hard alongside my team in preparation for the season."

Goldin defeated Alexandria Mjos of USF in two sets. She started off with a 6-3 win in the first set and finished off Mjos with a 6-4 win in the second set. With that win, Goldin took home third place in her flight.

"After a lot of tennis, it was important to finish strong," said assistant coach Jaime Sanchez-Canamares Rios. "Gabby (Castaneda) and Gabby (Goldin) played great matches today."

Freshman Lucie Prochazkova took on Vicky Geurinckx from Stetson in the consolation finals. She fought in a tough three-set match that resulted in a win for Geurinckx. The first set went 6-2 in favor of Prochazkoa, but she lost the second set 6-3. In the third set, Prochazkova and Geurinckx went into a tiebreaker. Geurinckx came out on top 7-6(3).

"Lucie had a really long and hard match with good moments," said Sanchez-Canamares Rios. "She did a lot of positive things that she will be able to build off of."

The Garnet and Gold finished off the Wildcat Invitational in dominating fashion. All four Noles won their singles matches, including a singles championship from sophomore Nandini Das, and a doubles championship from freshman Petra Hule and sophomore Andrea Garcia.

Das took on Aslina Chua from Michigan State in the finals. She took the first set from Chua 7-5. Das did not let Chua get a point in the second set as she shut her out 6-0.

"A big congrats to Nandini for winning her singles flight this weekend," said Hyde. "She's showing a lot of growth and maturity in her game and in how she is competing. She is taking many steps in the right direction this fall."

Junior Ariana Rahmanparast defeated Georgie Sanders from UIC in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.

"Ari struggled to find her range yesterday, but came out today playing much more consistent tennis," said Hyde. "That is her biggest strength, and she was very solid today."

Hule and Garcia both went three sets in their final matches. Hule took the first set 6-1 but lost the second set 6-4. The third set was close, but Hule was able to squeak out a 7-6 third set win.

"Petra did a great job battling out a third set tiebreaker to win her match today," said Hyde. "She was composed and level-headed, and that helped her a lot today."

Garcia lost the first set 6-1 but made a complete turnaround in sets two and three. Garcia did not allow Margo Pletcher of Utah to win a game in sets two and three, winning 6-0, 6-0 in the final two sets.

"Andrea started a little slow in singles, but settled in nicely and did exactly what she needed to do to win today," said Hyde.

In doubles, the Noles kept it rolling going 2-0. Hule and Garcia brought home the doubles championship in the Maroon bracket as they defeated Callie Frey and Luisa Varon from Pitt, 6-3. Das and Rahmanparast defeated Georgie Sanders and Lujla Colic of UIC, 6-4.

"Andrea and Petra grabbed their flight championship today in doubles, and won 4 straight matches to make that happen," said Hyde. "They complemented one another very well all weekend, and improved every match."

The Noles went a perfect 6-0 between singles and doubles on the last day of the Wildcat Invitational.

"Overall, I like how we are competing right now," said Hyde. "We still have so much to work on this fall and things to sharpen up. I'm happy with how we performed and competed. I'm very excited looking ahead to preparing for and competing in our ITA Regionals in 3 weeks."


09/29/2017
Doubles
Gabriella Castaneda/Gabrielle Goldin (FSU) d. Daniela Roldon/Ulyana Shirokova (UM) 6-1
Opp/Lucie Prochazkova (FSU) d. Juliana Cardosa/Alexandria Mjos (USF) 6-1
Singles
Ana Madcur (UM) d. Gabriella Castaneda (FSU) 6-3, 6-3
Vanja Klaric (USF) d. Lucie Prochazkova (FSU) 6-3, 7-6()
Gabrielle Goldin (FSU) d. Sara Culbertson (UM) 6-2, 6-3

09/30/2017
Doubles
Rafaela Gomez/Luise Intert (UNF) d. Gabriella Castaneda/Gabrielle Goldin (FSU) 6-4
Ioana Minca/Maryna Veksler (FIU) d. Opp/Lucie Prochazkova (FSU) 6-4
Singles
Lucie Prochazkova (FSU) d. Marisa Ruiz (FAU) 6-3, 7-6(2)
Sophia Perez (FGCU) d. Gabrielle Goldin (FSU) 7-5, 6-2
Gabriella Castaneda (FSU) d. Ioana Minca (FIU) 6-4, 6-2

10/01/2017
Doubles
Gabriella Castaneda/Gabrielle Goldin (FSU) d. Irina Karangozishvili/Eva Nyikos (UNF) 6-4
Opp/Lucie Prochazkova (FSU) d. Jennifer Leib/Marisa Ruiz (FAU) 6-0
Singles
Gabriella Castaneda (FSU) d. Jessica Cortes (USF) 6-3, 6-4
Gabrielle Goldin (FSU) d. Alexandria Mjos (USF) 6-3, 6-4
Vicky Geurinckx (SU) d. Lucie Prochazkova (FSU) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(3)


WILDCAT INVITE
10/01/2017, September 29-October 1, 2017, Evanston, Il

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Wrap Up Day One at the Bedford Cup and Wildcat Invitational.
Noles go 5-1 in doubles play on day one at the Bedford Cup and Wildcat Invitational.

September 29, 2017

TAMPA, FL/EVANSTON, IL - The Florida State women's tennis team began play at the Bedford Cup and Wildcat Invitational on Friday. The Noles went 2-0 in doubles on day one in the Bedford Cup in Tampa, Fla., and 3-1 in doubles at the Wildcat Invitational in Evanston, Ill.

"We had a pretty solid day in Evanston," said head coach Jennifer Hyde. "The conditions were challenging and took some getting used to, but the girls all played some solid matches today."

Senior Gabby Castaneda began her fall season at the Bedford Cup against Ana Madcur from Miami. She fell in two sets 5-3, 6-3.

"It is great news for us to see Gabby (Castaneda) back on the court," said assistant coach Jaime Sanchez-Canamares Rios. "She competed well and will improve with more matches on her racket."

Freshman Lucie Prochazkova took on Vanja Klaric from host school USF. Prochazkova lost the first set 6-3. She fought in the second set, but fell short, 7-6.

"Lucie (Prochazkova) is improving every day, and a lot of success is waiting for her," said Sanchez-Canamares Rios.

Sophomore Gabby Goldin rounded out singles play with an overpowering win against Sara Culberston from Miami in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3.

"(Gabby) Goldin did a fantastic job," said Sanchez-Canamares Rios. "She got another win this fall and is playing at a high level."

In doubles, the Garnet and Gold went 2-0 at the Bedford Cup. The pairing of Castaneda and Goldin took on Ulyana Shirokova and Daniela Roldon from Miami. The duo took down the Miami twosome, 6-1. Prochazkova teamed up with Emilia Granstrom from UCF. The two rolled through Juliana Cardosa and Alexandria Mjos from USF, 6-1.

Sophomore Nandini Das got things started for the Noles in singles play at the Wildcat Invitational with a great win. She defeated No. 98 ranked Alexia Petrovic of Utah, 6-4, 6-2.

"Nandini (Das) did a great job of playing a very complete match," said Hyde. "She was engaged throughout, and controlled things from start to finish."

Junior Ariana Rahmanparast added to the win column with a straight set win over Samantha Memije of Michigan State, 6-3, 6-4.

"Ari jumped out to a set lead, then fell behind in the second set," said Hyde. "She fought her way back to a win in the second set, doing another great job of making some adjustments and showing some solid fight."

Freshman Petra Hule fell in three sets to Allie Miller of Notre Dame, 6-4, 5-7, 6-2. Fellow Seminole, sophomore Andrea Garcia was not so lucky either. She took the first set from her opponent 7-5, but could not hold on as Inci Ogut from Northwestern won sets two and three, 6-4, 6-2.

"Petra and Andrea both lost their matches in tough three set battles," said Hyde. "There were so many positives from of those losses, and tomorrow they need to come out firing."

The Garnet and Gold came out firing in doubles play, going 3-1. Hule and Garcia took down Cat Orfanos and Nathalie Joanlanne of Montana 6-3 in the first round. They kept it going in the second round with a win over Leslie Foe and Issy Franks from Marquette 6-2. Das and Rahmanparast could not hold on in the first round as they lost to Bella Lorenzini and Chiarra Lommer of Michigan 6-4. However, they fought back and beat Brianna Turley and Leah Heimulu of Utah 6-2 in the second round to move onto the semifinals of the consolation bracket.


Seminoles Look to Finish up the Bedford Cup and Wildcat Invitational Strong.
Noles go 5-2 in singles play on day two at the Bedford Cup and Wildcat Invitational, including three, three set wins.

September 30, 2017

TAMPA, FL/EVANSTON, IL - The Florida State women's tennis team continued play at the Bedford Cup and Wildcat Invitational on Saturday. Sophomore Nandini Das will be competing in the finals of her singles flight in the Wildcat Invitational, along with sophomore Andrea Garcia and freshman Petra Hule in the doubles final of their flight. The Noles will have two singles players playing in the consolation final and one in the third-place match at the Bedford Cup.

At the Wildcat Invitational, the Garnet and Gold went 3-1 in singles and 4-2 on the day, including three, three-set wins in singles.

Sophomore Nandini Das kept up her strong performance from day one and turned it into another win. She took the first set 6-4, but lost the second 7-5. Das showed grit and came back with a dominating third set taking down Lee Or of Northwestern, 6-0. Das will take on Aslina Chua of Michigan State in the finals tomorrow.

Hule and Garcia both won their matches in three sets as well. Hule lost the first set 7-6 but fought hard to take down Julie Byrne from Northwestern 6-2, 6-4 in the final two sets. Garcia won the first set 6-1 but lost the second set 5-7. She powered through the third set to finish off Luisa Varon from Pitt with a 6-4 win in the third set.

Junior Ariana Rahmanparast was defeated by Cameron Course of Notre Dame, 6-4, 6-2.

In doubles, Das and Rahmanparast were taken down 6-1 by the pairing of Zoe Spence and Cameron Corse from Notre Dame, 6-1.

Hule and Garcia defeated Nora Miniyarova and Dora Andrejski of Lewis, 7-6 in the semifinals. The Seminole duo will take on Frey and Varon from Pitt in the finals tomorrow.

"Today was another good day of competition for us," said head coach Jennifer Hyde. "We had a tiebreaker in doubles which came down to the wire, and three of our four singles matches going to three sets. I feel like mentally, maybe even a bit more so than physically, today was a critical day for the girls. We got over some mental barriers, and there is so much confidence that can come from finding success as you get through those mental battles. That is what I am most proud of today, and I think that speaks a lot to the toughness of our team."

Freshman Lucie Prochazkova began the day at the Bedford Cup, with a two-set win against Marisa Ruiz of FAU, 6-3. 7-6(2). Prochazkova will be playing in the consolation finals tomorrow against Vicky Geurinckx of Stetson.

"Lucie had a solid win in singles and doubles," said assistant coach Jaime Sanchez-Canamares Rios. "She is facing situations completely new for her but she knows what it takes to win and did it perfectly."

Sophomore Gabby Goldin fell to Sophia Perez of Florida Gulf Coast, 7-5, 6-2, in the semifinals. Goldin will be taking on Alejandra Vidal of Bethune Cookman in the third-place match of flight five.

"Goldin learned a lot from today's competition," said Sanchez-Canamares Rios. "Her emotions had her go through hard situations, but there is no doubt of the kind of player she is and tomorrow she has another opportunity to compete at her highest level."

Senior Gabby Castaneda got her first singles win of the fall against Ioana Minca from FIU, 6-4, 6-2. Castaneda will take on Jessica Cortes of USF tomorrow in the consolation finals of flight two.

"Gabby is getting better each day and today she is one step closer to reach her level after a win," said Sanchez-Canamares Rios.

In doubles, Castaneda and Goldin fell to Rafaela Gomez and Luise Inert of North Florida, 6-4. Prochazkova and partner Emilia Granstrom lost in the semifinals as well. The two pairs will take on each other in the third-place match on Sunday.

"It was a long day of tennis at the Bedford Cup where the girls competed very well from the first to the last match," said Sanchez-Canamares Rios. "We were lucky the rain moved away from us and we finished all of our matches."


Seminoles Finish up the Bedford Cup and Wildcat Invitational Strong.
Noles go 9-1 on the final day of singles and doubles at the Bedford Cup and Wildcat Invitational.

October 1, 2017

TAMPA, FL/EVANSTON, IL - The Florida State women's tennis team finished play at the Bedford Cup and Wildcat Invitational on Sunday. In doubles at the Bedford Cup, Florida State earned two third-place finishes. At the Wildcat Invitational, the Seminoles took home a singles and a doubles championship.

"Going 6-0 to finish off the weekend, and bringing home two flight championships at the Wildcat Invitational feels really good," said head coach Jennifer Hyde.

Senior Gabby Castaneda and sophomore Gabby Goldin defeated Irina Karangozishvili and Eva Nyikos of North Florida, 6-4, for third place at The Bedford Cup. Freshman Lucie Prochazkova and her partner Emilia Granstrom also earned third place in their doubles flight shutting out Jennifer Leib and Marisa Ruiz from FAU 6-0.

In singles, Castaneda squared off against Jessica Cortes from USF in the consolation finals. She brought down Cortes, 6-3, 6-4.

"It was a great weekend to work on things that needed polishing," said Castaneda. "It felt amazing to be out their competing in the first fall tournament of my senior year. I look forward to continuing to work hard alongside my team in preparation for the season."

Goldin defeated Alexandria Mjos of USF in two sets. She started off with a 6-3 win in the first set and finished off Mjos with a 6-4 win in the second set. With that win, Goldin took home third place in her flight.

"After a lot of tennis, it was important to finish strong," said assistant coach Jaime Sanchez-Canamares Rios. "Gabby (Castaneda) and Gabby (Goldin) played great matches today."

Freshman Lucie Prochazkova took on Vicky Geurinckx from Stetson in the consolation finals. She fought in a tough three-set match that resulted in a win for Geurinckx. The first set went 6-2 in favor of Prochazkoa, but she lost the second set 6-3. In the third set, Prochazkova and Geurinckx went into a tiebreaker. Geurinckx came out on top 7-6(3).

"Lucie had a really long and hard match with good moments," said Sanchez-Canamares Rios. "She did a lot of positive things that she will be able to build off of."

The Garnet and Gold finished off the Wildcat Invitational in dominating fashion. All four Noles won their singles matches, including a singles championship from sophomore Nandini Das, and a doubles championship from freshman Petra Hule and sophomore Andrea Garcia.

Das took on Aslina Chua from Michigan State in the finals. She took the first set from Chua 7-5. Das did not let Chua get a point in the second set as she shut her out 6-0.

"A big congrats to Nandini for winning her singles flight this weekend," said Hyde. "She's showing a lot of growth and maturity in her game and in how she is competing. She is taking many steps in the right direction this fall."

Junior Ariana Rahmanparast defeated Georgie Sanders from UIC in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.

"Ari struggled to find her range yesterday, but came out today playing much more consistent tennis," said Hyde. "That is her biggest strength, and she was very solid today."

Hule and Garcia both went three sets in their final matches. Hule took the first set 6-1 but lost the second set 6-4. The third set was close, but Hule was able to squeak out a 7-6 third set win.

"Petra did a great job battling out a third set tiebreaker to win her match today," said Hyde. "She was composed and level-headed, and that helped her a lot today."

Garcia lost the first set 6-1 but made a complete turnaround in sets two and three. Garcia did not allow Margo Pletcher of Utah to win a game in sets two and three, winning 6-0, 6-0 in the final two sets.

"Andrea started a little slow in singles, but settled in nicely and did exactly what she needed to do to win today," said Hyde.

In doubles, the Noles kept it rolling going 2-0. Hule and Garcia brought home the doubles championship in the Maroon bracket as they defeated Callie Frey and Luisa Varon from Pitt, 6-3. Das and Rahmanparast defeated Georgie Sanders and Lujla Colic of UIC, 6-4.

"Andrea and Petra grabbed their flight championship today in doubles, and won 4 straight matches to make that happen," said Hyde. "They complemented one another very well all weekend, and improved every match."

The Noles went a perfect 6-0 between singles and doubles on the last day of the Wildcat Invitational.

"Overall, I like how we are competing right now," said Hyde. "We still have so much to work on this fall and things to sharpen up. I'm happy with how we performed and competed. I'm very excited looking ahead to preparing for and competing in our ITA Regionals in 3 weeks."


09/29/2017
Doubles
Andrea Garcia/Petra Hule (FSU) d. Nathalie Joanlanne/Cat Orfanos (UMt) 6-3
Andrea Garcia/Petra Hule (FSU) d. Leslie Foe/Issy Franks (MU) 6-2
Chiara Lommer/Bella Lorenzini (UMi) d. #33 Nandini Das/Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) 6-4
#33 Nandini Das/Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) d. Leah Heimulu/Whitney Turley (UU) 6-2
Singles
Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) d. Samantha Memije (MSU) 6-3, 6-4
Allie Miller (ND) d. Petra Hule (FSU) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2
Inci Ogut (NW) d. Andrea Garcia (FSU) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
Nandini Das (FSU) d. #98 Alexia Petrovic (UU) 6-4, 6-2

09/30/2017
Doubles
Cameron Corse/Zoe Spence (ND) d. #33 Nandini Das/Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) 6-1
Andrea Garcia/Petra Hule (FSU) d. Dra Andrejski/Nora Mindiyarova (LU) 7-6()
Singles
Nandini Das (FSU) d. Lee Or (NW) 6-4, 5-7, 6-0
Petra Hule (FSU) d. Julie Byrne (NW) 6-7(), 6-2, 6-4
Andrea Garcia (FSU) d. Luisa Varon (UP) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4
Cameron Course (ND) d. Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) 6-4, 6-2

10/01/2017
Doubles
Andrea Garcia/Petra Hule (FSU) d. Callie Frey/Luisa Varon (UP) 6-3
#33 Nandini Das/Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) d. Lujla Colic/Georgie Sanders (UIC) 6-4
Singles
Nandini Das (FSU) d. Aslina Chua (MSU) 7-5, 6-0
Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) d. Georgie Sanders (UIC) 6-3, 6-4
Petra Hule (FSU) d. Margo Pletcher (UU) 6-1, 4-6, 7-6()
Andrea Garcia (FSU) d. Mariya Kostyuk (CSU) 1-6, 6-0, 6-0


ITA SE REGIONAL
10/22/2017, October 19-22, 2017, Athens, Ga


10/19/2017
Singles
Marie Mottet (MU) d. Lucie Prochazkova (FSU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
Gabrielle Goldin (FSU) d. Charlotte van Diemen (UNCC) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

10/20/2017
Doubles
Andrea Garcia/Petra Hule (FSU) d. Elizabeth Danailova/Daniela Ramirez (GSU) 8-3
Gabrielle Goldin/Lucie Prochazkova (FSU) d. Kristen Rehse/Lara Vovk (GSU) 8-4
#33 Nandini Das/Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) d. Silvia Bordes/Emilia Granstrom (UCF) 8-7(8)
Singles
Andrea Garcia (FSU) d. Rafaela Gomez (UNF) 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-2
#111 Nami Otsuka (GT) d. Andrea Garcia (FSU) 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-1
Petra Hule (FSU) d. Mariana Gould (UGA) 6-3, 6-4
Petra Hule (FSU) d. Jessica Cortes (USF) 6-3, 6-2
Victoria Flores (GT) d. Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) 6-1, 6-4
Nandini Das (FSU) d. Lucia Montano (UNF) 6-2, 6-0
#49 Paige Hourigan (GT) d. Nandini Das (FSU) 6-1, 6-1
#105 Marta Gonzalez (UGA) d. Gabrielle Goldin (FSU) 6-4, 7-5

10/21/2017
Doubles
Andrea Garcia/Petra Hule (FSU) d. Morgan Coppoc/Vivan Wolff (UGA) 8-7(4)
Anna Danilina/Peggy Porter (UF) d. Gabrielle Goldin/Lucie Prochazkova (FSU) 8-1
#33 Nandini Das/Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) d. Anna Taluyenko/Damira Muminovic (GSU) 8-5
#3 Paige Hourigan/Kenya Jones (GT) d. Andrea Garcia/Petra Hule (FSU) 8-2
Ida Jarlskog/Johnnise Renaud (GT) d. #33 Nandini Das/Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) 8-4
Singles
#23 Johnnise Renaud (GT) d. Petra Hule (FSU) 6-3, 6-2
Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) d. Emila Granstrom (UCF) 6-2, 6-3
Gabrielle Goldin (FSU) d. Daniela Ramirez (GSU) injury
Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) d. Nicole Dzenga (USF) 4-6, 6-1, 1-0(7)
Gabrielle Goldin (FSU) d. Nadia Gizdova (GT) 6-2, 6-4
Andrea Garcia (FSU) d. Maria Ornberg (FGCU) 6-1, 6-1
Nandini Das (FSU) d. Sara Culbertson (UM) 6-4, 6-3
Maryna Veksler (FIU) d. Andrea Garcia (FSU) 6-3, 6-4
Ulyana Shirokova (UM) d. Nandini Das (FSU) 6-3, 6-2