Eastern Florida State Ready To Take The Court For Big Weekend In Women’s Tennis
By Mark DeCotis, Eastern Florida State // February 19, 2016
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The biggest weekend in the three-year history of Eastern Florida’s women’s tennis program gets under way Friday when the Titans inaugurate the new Titan Tennis Complex against St. Petersburg College.
The match gets under way at 2:30 p.m. on the Melbourne Campus. Admission is free.
Friday’s match will be followed by another first for the program, live television coverage of Saturday’s No. 2 doubles in the Eastern Florida-Florida State College Jacksonville match up. Television coverage can be found on WEFS-TV while live streaming will be found at www.efsctitans.com/webcast
The EFSC-FSCJ match begins at 2 p.m.
“We are beyond excited on three fronts,” said Eastern Florida head coach Jerry Thor.
“Thanks to our President Dr. Jim Richey and the Board of Trustees we get to play on our new courts; we play teams that were ranked in the top 5 nationally last season and we get to play on live TV, something unheard of in NJCAA tennis.”
Eastern Florida heads into the weekend with a 2-1 record, 1-1 in NJCAA Region 8. St. Petersburg is 3-4 and 1-0 in the region. Saturday’s match is FSCJ’s season opener.
Thor’s pairings for the St. Petersburg match are freshmen Annaleigh Collings and Ana Cristina Orozco at No. 1 doubles; freshman Giuliana Hull and sophomore Nicole Trio at No. 2 doubles; and freshmen Katharina Drebka and Ann-Kathrin Zilles at No. 3 doubles.
Drebka plays at No. 1 singles; Hull at No. 2; Orozco at No. 3; Collings at No. 4; Trio at No. 5; and Zilles at No. 6.
The lineup is expected to be the same for the FSCJ match.
The Titan Tennis Complex in comprised of eight hard-surface lighted courts, bleachers for fans and a nearby concession stand and restrooms.