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Sept. 28, 1997

FSU Takes Two Titles at Lady Seminole Fall Classic

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Florida State's Kylie Thompson, seeded No. 1 in the Lady Seminole Fall Classic C flight, defeated fellow Seminole Rakina Payne in a tough three-setter 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 to claim that flight's championship on Sunday at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. FSU's Helena Karlsson teamed with Natalie Carratala' to defeat South Florida'a Marie-Eve Girard and Karen Stigh 8-4 for the B flight doubles title.

It was virtually a battle between players from FSU and USF to see which team would grab the most titles in the championship matches.

USF's Alicia Kerstyn, seeded No. 3 in the A flight, defeated Florida International's fourth-seeded Celeste Frey 6-4, 6-2 for the title.

In the B flight singles final, FSU's Sasha Hanna was defeated by USF's Tina Harrison 6-1, 6-2.

Harrison and Kerstyn also teamed up for the A flight doubles final, where they fellow to fellow USF teammates Jacqueline Bunting and Katherine Tessier, seeded No. 2, 8-5.

Earlier in the morning, FSU's Kia Asberg and Hanna fell to Kerstyn and Harrison 8-4 in the A flight semifinals, while Karlsson and Carratala' defeated FSU teammates Payne and Thompson 8-6 to advance in the B flight semifinals.

Florida A&M's Loren McGahee took the C flight singles backdraw title by defeating FIU's Elizabeth Corzo 7-5, 6-3.

Results From Sunday's Championships at the Lady Seminole Fall Classic

A FLIGHT SINGLES
#3 Alicia Kerstyn (USF) d. #4 Celeste Frey (FIU) 6-4, 6-2
B FLIGHT SINGLES
Tina Harrison (USF) d. Sasha Hanna (FSU) 6-1, 6-2
C FLIGHT SINGLES
#1 Kylie Thompson (FSU) d. Rakina Payne (FSU) 7-5, 2-6, 6-3

A FLIGHT DOUBLES
#2 Tessier-Bunting (USF) d. Kerstyn-Harrison (USF) 8-5
B FLIGHT DOUBLES
#1 Karlsson-Carratala' (FSU) d. Stigh-Girard (USF) 8-4
A FLIGHT SINGLES BACKDRAW
Taryn Lynn (STET) d. Britta Wilms (GSU) 6-4, 6-3
B FLIGHT SINGLES BACKDRAW
Tonya Eberhart (FIU) d. Monica Pimental (FIU) 6-2, 7-5
C FLIGHT SINGLES BACKDRAW
Loren McGahee (FAMU) d. Elizabeth Corzo (FIU) 7-5, 6-3
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