GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman women's tennis team will complete the 2018 fall season this weekend at the Seminole All-Conference Showdown at the Scott Speicher Memorial Tennis Courts on the Campus of Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla.
The Paladins will square off against 14 other teams, including Oregon, Tulane, Wisconsin, Troy, Central Florida, Middle Tennessee State, West Virginia, East Tennessee State, Florida, McNeese State, North Florida, Clemson, Southern Miss, and host Florida State, in flighted and round robin competition (i.e. no team winner, just individual flight champions for singles and doubles).
Doubles play is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, but there is a predicted 90 percent change of rain on Friday in the Tallahassee area, so the schedule is subject to change. Teams will play two doubles rounds and one singles round on Friday, if possible. On Saturday and Sunday, teams will play one round each of doubles and singles, beginning at 9 a.m. each day.
Seven members of the Paladin squad will compete in Tallahassee: freshman Eva Borders and Georgie Walker will team up in doubles, along with freshman Taylor Melville and junior Katarina Kozarov. Also, senior Katty Weymouth and rookie Julia Adams will combine in doubles. All six will compete in singles, along with freshman Mary Hunter Hyche.
"We have had a strong fall so far," said Furman head coach Adam Herendeen. "The fall season for us is all about growing as a team and developing some specific aspects of our games, and we have done a lot of both of those. We will see some strong competition this weekend, and its our last chance to compete before the spring season so we are excited to get down to FSU."
The Paladins return five players from last season's team that posted a 20-9 overall record and won the SoCon regular season title for the third-consecutive season after posting a perfect 7-0 mark in league play. Furman, which won the SoCon tournament title and went on to compete at the NCAA Championships for the second-straight year, placed five players on the All-SoCon team, including Katarina Kozarov, who was named the 2018 SoCon Player of the Year.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information