TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Junior Vanessa Freire and freshman Francesca Goncalves earned CCSA Pair of the Week honors after posting a 3-0 record this past weekend at the Staybridge Suites Invitational.Freire and Goncalves helped lead the fourth-ranked Seminoles to a 3-0 weekend at the Florida State-hosted event in Tallahassee.All three of their wins came against teams ranked in the Top-16: No. 16 TCU, No. 13 FAU and No. 11 South Carolina.
The Seminole duo, who played at the No. 2 position all weekend, won all three matches in straight sets including a 33-31 first set victory against South Carolina’s Shannon Williams and Ali Denney.
Freire and Goncalves opened the tournament with a straight set victory over TCU’s Molly Scheel and Haven Hill, 21-8, 21-10, before another straight set victory over FAU’s Gabrielle Dischler and Candace Lacour, 21-13, 21-11. They finished off the weekend with their third straight set victory, this time over the Gamecock duo, 33-31, 21-14
This marks the second time this year that Goncalves has been a part of the Pair of the Week and the third time this season that a Seminole pair has won the CCSA Pair of the week award (Victoria Paranagua/Macy Jerger and Katie Horton/Francesca Goncalves).
No. 4 Florida State def. No. 16 TCU, 5-0
No. 4 Florida State def. No. 13 FAU, 5-0
No. 4 Florida State def. No. 11 South Carolina, 5-0
Vanessa Freire/Francesca Goncalves (FSU) def. Molly Scheel/Haven Hill (TCU) 21-8, 21-10
Vanessa Freire/Francesca Goncalves (FSU) def. Dischler,Gabrielle/Lacour,Candace (FAU) 21-13, 21-11
Vanessa Freire/Francesca Goncalves (FSU) def. Shannon Williams/Ali Denney (SC) 33-31, 21-14