TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –The No. 18 Florida State women’s tennis team (14-7, 6-5 ACC) is coming off a perfect 2-0 weekend and are home for two more as they finish up their home schedule on Friday, April 13th. The Seminoles take on Florida A&M (2-13) at 10 a.m. and then Virginia Tech (12-7, 3-7 ACC) at 4 p.m. for their senior day match. Florida State will be celebrating the accomplishments of their lone senior Gabriella Castaneda.
The Seminoles lead the all-time series against Virginia Tech 17-3. Under head coach Jennifer Hyde the Seminoles have defeated the Hokies 12 times including six shutout wins. In their 14 meetings under coach Hyde, Florida State has outscored Virginia Tech 69-20. The Hokies are led by No. 62 Natalie Novotna on court one. She holds a 14-5 record with all her matches on court one and has amassed a 6-5 record against ranked opponents.
The Garnet and Gold are a perfect 17-0 against the Rattlers.
Numbers to Note
3Ranking of Florida when Florida State defeated them on Feb. 3 was tied for the highest ranked win in program history.
6 Six different Seminoles have clinched a match this season led by sophomore Andrea Garcia who has clinched five.
12 Sophomore Andrea Garcia is in the team lead in singles wins with 12 wins this season.
14 Sophomore Andrea Garcia is in the team lead in doubles wins with 14 wins this season. She opened the season with a nine dual match win streak and has won her last five.
18 Florida State is ranked No. 18 in this week’s Oracle/ITA Rankings. They have now been ranked for eight straight weeks.
21 Touly is ranked 21st, the highest ranking of her career.
23 Newcomers Petra Hule and Carla Touly have combined for a 23-11 record across the No. 1, 2 and 3 positions this season.
90 The Seminoles have outscored their opponents 90-43 in their first 21 matches of the year.
97 Freshman Petra Hule comes in ranked No. 97. It is the highest ranking of her career
210 Head coach Jennifer Hyde is the all-time winningest women’s tennis coach in Florida State history with 210 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. 18. In the USTA top-25, Florida State comes in at No. 16. The Seminoles also have two ranked singles players and two ranked Doubles pairs. The duo of sophomore Andrea Garcia and freshman Petra Hule are ranked No. 56 and the pair of Carla Touly and Ariana Rahmanparast are ranked No. 63. Touly is ranked No. 21 in singles and Hule is ranked No. 97 in this week’s Oracle/ITA rankings.
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