TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –The No. 19 Florida State women’s tennis team (12-7, 4-5 ACC) comes back home for the first time in two weeks as they have two more ACC foes coming into town. The Seminoles take on No. 25 Syracuse (14-3, 6-3 ACC) Friday, April 6th at 5 p.m. on the ACC Network and Boston College (11-7, 3-6 ACC) Sunday, April 8th at noon.
The Seminoles lead the all-time series against Syracuse 3-2, with every match against the Orange coming under head coach Jennifer Hyde. Florida State has outscored them 19-14 in those five matchups including one 7-0 shutout win back in 2015. Syracuse is led by standout and No. 10 ranked Gabriela Knutsen. She is 14-1 in the spring with all of her matches coming on court one. Of those 14 wins, eight are against ranked opponents including wins over three top-25 players. Knutsen and Miranda Ramirez lead the Orange doubles attack as they have combined to go 10-4 with a 2-4 record against ranked opponents. The duo has earned themselves a ranking of No. 12.
The Garnet and Gold are 13-2 against Boston College, again with every match played under coach Hyde. The Seminoles have outscored the Eagles 72-23 in those 15 meetings including three shutout wins for the Noles. Boston College is led by No. 89 Asiya Dair. She is 10-7 on the season with all of her matches on court one. Dair has two ranked wins on the season including a win over North Carolina’s Alle Sandord.
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 four this season.
12 Sophomore Andrea Garcia is in the team lead in singles wins with 12 wins this season. She opened the season with a nine dual match win streak and has won her last three.
10 Sophomores Carla Touly and Andre Garcia along with freshman Petra Hule have all recorded 10 doubles victories to lead the Noles in doubles wins this spring.
16 The Seminoles are 16-4 all-time against their opponents this weekend
21 Newcomers Petra Hule and Carla Touly have combined for a 21-10 record across the No. 1, 2 and 3 positions this season.
19 Florida State is ranked No. 19 in this week’s Oracle/ITA Rankings. They have now been ranked for seven weeks in a row.
24 Touly is ranked 24th, the highest ranking of her career.
81 The Seminoles have outscored their opponents 81-39 in their first 19 matches of the year.
109 Freshman Petra Hule comes in ranked No. 109. It is the second consecutive ranking that she has been ranked
208 Head coach Jennifer Hyde is the all-time winningest women’s tennis coach in Florida State history with 208 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. 19. In the USTA top-25, Florida State comes in at No. 17. 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. 53 and the pair of Carla Touly and Ariana Rahmanparast are ranked No. 63. Touly is ranked No. 24 in singles and Hule is ranked No. 109 in this week’s Oracle/ITA rankings.
Friday night’s match against Syracuse will be used to help fundraise for a cure for Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM). One penny will be donated for every tweet that contains #CureJDM and for every game won by the Noles Lance Kerwin will be donating two dollars and head coach Jennifer Hyde will be matching that effort in order to bring awareness to the disease.
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