The Florida State women's tennis team had a successful weekend at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships.
Six members of the FSU women's tennis team are set for the ITA Southeast Regional Championships.
Juniors Kristina Schleich and Laurence Porry competed at the Roberta Alison Invite this weekend.
Junior transfer Kristina Schleich will join the Seminoles for the 2012-13 season
Three juniors take All- ACC Academic honors
Oliver Foreman begins his eighth season with Florida State as the associate head coach and one of collegiate tennis's top assistant coaches. Alongside head coach Jennifer Hyde, Foremen helped lead the Seminoles to a sixth straight NCAA appearance in 2012 in addition to the ACC Championship match in 2011 for just the second time in Florida State's history. From those achievements, Foreman was named the 2011 ITA South Region Assistant Coach of the Year.
During his career at Florida State, Foreman has contributed to building the powerful tennis era, surging the Seminoles back into the nation's elite. The Noles have finished five of the past six seasons ranked in the top 20, which is a drastic improvement since his arrival in 2005 when the team was ranked No. 72.
Last season, the Seminoles continued to rewrite their history by achieving their highest ranking ever at No. 11. They concluded with an impressive eight match winning streak, knocking off four top 10 opponents en route to Florida State's first ACC title match appearance since 1994. In addition, Katie Rybakova went onto the NCAA Singles Tournament marking the fourth straight year a student-athlete was represented at the event.
Along the way, FSU recorded the most successful weekend of play in program history by beating No. 3 Duke and No. 4 UNC in back-to-back matches to close out the regular season. Using the momentum into the ACC Tournament, the Seminoles knocked off Wake Forest, No. 8 Virginia and No. 3 Duke for a second time.
In 2009-10, Hyde and Foreman established another program milestone when they led the Seminoles to their first ever NCAA Sweet 16 appearance.
A member of the Professional Tennis Tour from 2002-04, Foreman won the 2002 Irish National Open in both the doubles and singles competitions. He also made it to the final pre-qualifying round for Wimbledon in 1998 and 2000.
Prior to his professional career, Foreman competed at Middle Tennessee State where he was named to the Ohio Valley All-Conference team (1998, 99) and the Sunbelt All-Conference Team (2001, 02). He also made it as high as No. 5 in the national doubles rankings during his collegiate career. Among the highlights of his college accomplishments was a win in the consolation of the 2001 National Indoor Championships, regarded as the fifth leg of the college slams. Foreman also established himself in the top-100 collegiate singles rankings, the top-five collegiate doubles rankings and reached the quarterfinals of the ITA All-American Championships. In addition, he was a three-time NCAA qualifier.
Off the court, Foreman made a powerful impact at MTSU as well, serving on the Student Athlete Advisory Council (2001-02) and notching a spot on the Dean's List twice (2001-02). He is a native of East Sussex, United Kingdom.