TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 19 Florida State women’s tennis team (14-7, 6-5 ACC) took down Boston College (11-9, 3-8 ACC) 5-2 to improve to 7-3 at home this season.
“We did exactly what needed to do this weekend,” said head coach Jennifer Hyde. “We are still hunting right now and every ACC match that we have is huge as we are on this hunt to host. I was really glad to set the tone with the doubles point again.”
The Seminoles started off their day with their 15th doubles point of the season. Sophomore Carla Touly and junior Ariana Rahmanparast earned the first doubles win with a 6-1 win on court one. Junior Julia Mikulski and sophomore Andrea Garcia finished off the Eagles in doubles with a 6-4 win on court two to give the Noles a 1-0 advantage heading into singles.
Florida State jumped out to a 2-0 lead after an impressive performance by freshman Petra Hule in her first match on court one. Hule got out to a 4-0 lead in the first set before finishing off her opponent 6-2. She got out to another 4-0 lead in the second set on the way to taking down No. 89 Asiya Dair 6-1 in the second set, leading to her fourth ranked win of the year. Garcia gave the Garnet and Gold a 3-0 lead with her 14th win of the spring on court six. She took the first set 6-1 and was down 1-4 in the second before winning the next five games to take the set 6-4 and the match.
Boston College made a brief comeback with wins on courts two and four to bring the total team score to 3-2. Florida State quickly rendered the Eagles flightless as they went on to win the last two courts. Rahmanparast earned her second clinch of the season with a 6-1 6-4 win on court five and sophomore Nandini Das earned her fifth win of the season with a 6-3, 6-1 win on court three.
“It was a good day for us,” said Hyde. “It was good efficient work and now we set our sights on our senior day next Friday against a very good Virginia Tech team. I am excited to celebrate our lone senior Gabby and her great career here at Florida State”
The Seminoles will be back home next weekend as they take host Florida A&M and Virginia Tech in a doubleheader on April 13th. The Virginia Tech match will be our senior day presentation for our lone senior Gabby Castaneda.
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#19 Florida State University 5, Boston College 2
1. #109 Petra Hule (FS) def. #89 Asiya Dair (BC) 6-2, 6-1
2. Kylie Wilcox (BC) def. Gabriella Castaneda (FS) 6-2, 6-4
3. Nandini Das (FS) def. Natasha Irani (BC) 6-3, 6-1
4. Jackie Urbinati (BC) def. Julia Mikulski (FS) 6-3, 6-2
5. Ariana Rahmanparast (FS) def. Maria Ross (BC) 6-1, 6-4
6. Andrea Garcia (FS) def. Elene Tsokilauri (BC) 6-1, 6-4
1. #63 Carla Touly/Ariana Rahmanparast (FS) def. Dasha Possokhova/Kylie Wilcox (BC) 6-1
2. Andrea Garcia/Julia Mikulski (FS) def. Elene Tsokilauri/Jackie Urbinati (BC) 6-4
3. Gabriella Castaneda/Petra Hule (FS) vs. Asiya Dair/Natasha Irani (BC) 5-4, unfinished
Boston College 11-9, 3-8 ACC
Florida State University 14-7, 6-5 ACC; National ranking #19
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (1,6,2,4,5,3)