Feb. 14, 2008
Tallahassee, Fla. – Just two weeks into the spring season, the No. 22-ranked Florida State women’s tennis squad is already penciling itself into the history books with six consecutive shutouts–the best start in program and conference history. Friday the Seminoles will put that record on the line when No. 30 Auburn comes to town Feb. 15 for a 3:00 p.m. face-off.
“We’re very excited,” said head coach Jennifer Hyde. “I think the team is feeling very rested, they’re going to be pretty fresh come Friday. They’ve had some good recovery time since last weekend’s matches.”
The Seminoles and Tigers have a long history, dating back to 1982. Friday will mark the teams’ 14th meeting with Florida State holding a dominant edge over Auburn 11-2. In the last encounter between the two in 2006, the Seminoles pulled out a close win over the Tigers 4-3.
Florida State is not only undefeated in team matches this season, the group has yet to drop an individual singles or doubles match, posting 50 consecutive wins in six matches.
A victory on Friday would give the Seminoles a 7-0 record as they head to Gainesville next Wednesday, Feb. 20 to face in-state rivals Florida at 5:00 p.m. Florida State will need all the momentum it can get to break the curse that has kept the Seminoles winless in 31 efforts against the Gators.