TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –The No. 16 Florida State women’s tennis team (9-3) looks to extend their ACC winning streak to three this weekend as they take on No. 42 Miami (5-3) Friday, March 9th at 6:00 p.m. in Lake Nona, Fla. at the USTA National Center.
Miami comes into this match leading the all-time series against Florida State 28-6 and won the last meeting in 2017 4-1 in Coral Gables. A win against Miami will mark the fourth win against the Hurricanes since coach Hyde has been at the helm at FSU. Florida State does lead 2-1 in neutral matches against the Hurricanes under Hyde, winning both matches in the ACC tournament. Miami is led by sophomore No. 18 Estela Perez-Samarriba who has played all season at the No. 1 position and has gone 7-0, defeating three ranked opponents. Senior and No. 108 Sinead Lohan has played all season at No. 2 and has gone 5-2. The Hurricanes doubles attack is led by the 34th ranked duo of Ana Madcur and Estela Perez-Samarriba, who have combined to go 4-3 at the No. 1 position.
Numbers to Note
2 Florida State is 2-1 against Miami on a neutral court under head coach Jennifer Hyde.
3 Ranking of Florida when Florida State defeated them on Feb. 3 was tied for the highest ranked win in program history.
5 Five different Seminoles have clinched a match this season led by sophomore Andrea Garcia who has clinched three this season.
8 Sophomore Andrea Garcia is in the team lead in singles wins with a perfect 8-0 record.
9 Touly has recorded 9 doubles victories to lead the Noles in doubles wins this spring.
10 Florida State has won 10 of the 12 doubles points this season, including doubles wins over No. 2 Vanderbilt and No. 3 Florida.
13 Newcomers Petra Hule and Carla Touly have combined for a 13-6 record across the No. 1, 2 and 4 positions this season.
16 Florida State is ranked No. 16 in this week’s Oracle/ITA Rankings. This is the highest ranking since 2010 and they have now been ranked for five weeks in a row
57 The Seminoles have outscored their opponents 57-15 in their first 12 matches of the year.
205 Head Coach Jennifer Hyde is the all-time winningest women’s tennis coach in Florida State history with 205 wins. She earned her 200th win after beating FAU 6-1.
Noles in the Polls
In the latest ITA poll, Florida State comes in at No. 16. The Seminoles also have one ranked singles player and one ranked Doubles pair. The duo of sophomore Andrea Garcia and freshman Petra Hule are ranked No. 53 and sophomore Carla Touly is ranked No. 54 in this week’s Oracle/ITA rankings.
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