On any other day of the year, they are two different teams. Last Friday, a sense of community brought them together. The Rattlers and Seminoles represent two schools, but together they share a community.
"I think it's a great, two universities are very close together, and we have great tennis relationship with these guys and we kind of work together on some projects," says FSU Men's Tennis Coach Dwayne Hultquist.
"Actually, we are very grateful for Florida State men's tennis team for inviting us here to be a part of this event," adds FAMU assistant Men's Tennis coach Pfungwa Mahefu.
The cause was noble to say the least. Helping the underprivileged on the South Side of Tallahassee, a cause that can unite a community.
"We wish we knew about it back in the day... we're happy to be a part of something special, that's helping the community," adds Mahefu.
"It's just going to go to a good cause and help some people at Christmas that may be a little less fortunate... to help some people out here in Tallahassee," adds Hultquist.
With a community united, both teams plan to enjoy some friendly competition in the upcoming seasons, as friends off the court hope to enjoy some friendly competition in the years to come.