TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –The No. 24 Florida State women’s tennis team (11-6, 3-4 ACC) looks to keep their road streak alive as they head to No. 4 Duke (14-1, 6-0 ACC) and No. 18 Virginia (11-4, 6-2 ACC).
Florida State trails in the all-time series against Duke 5-31. Three of those five wins have come under head coach Jennifer Hyde. Duke has five ranked singles players and two ranked doubles pairs going into this week’s match. The Blue Devils are led by No. 7 Samantha Harris and No. 29 Kelly Chen. Harris is 8-2 on the season with all ten matches being played on court one. Since the fall she is 10-2 against ranked opponents. Chen is 13-1 on the season with most of her matches coming on court three. She is 5-6 against ranked opponents this season.
The Seminoles lead the all-time series against Virginia 24-12. The Garnet and Gold are 10-9 against the Cavaliers under coach Hyde including a 4-1 victory over Virginia in this season’s ITA Kickoff weekend. Virginia is led by their only ranked singles player No. 94 Rosie Johansen. Johansen is 8-4 on the season with seven of her wins on court one. She is 6-7 since the fall against ranked opponents. The Cavaliers’ doubles attack is led by the 12th ranked pair of Meghan Kelley and Johansen. They are 9-4 this spring including a 7-2 record against ranked opponents on court one.
Numbers to Note
3 Ranking 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 three this season.
10 Sophomore Andrea Garcia, freshman Petra Hule and junior Julia Mikulski are in the team lead in singles wins with 10 wins each.
10 Touly has recorded 10 doubles victories to lead the Noles in doubles wins this spring.
19 Newcomers Petra Hule and Carla Touly have combined for a 19-8 record across the No. 1, 2 and 3 positions this season.
24 The Seminoles are 24-12 all-time against Virginia
24 Florida State is ranked No. 24 in this week’s Oracle/ITA Rankings. They have now been ranked for six weeks in a row.
30 Touly is ranked 30th, the highest ranking of her career.
32 The ranking of Wake Forest’s Emma Davis when Touly defeated her a week ago. It was her third straight win over a ranked opponent.
75 The Seminoles have outscored their opponents 75-31 in their first 17 matches of the year.
94 The ranking of Eliza Omirou when Hule defeated her a week ago. It was her second straight ranked win and third ranked win of the season.
105 Freshman Petra Hule comes in ranked No. 105 and is the first time she has been ranked.
205 Head coach Jennifer Hyde is the all-time winningest women’s tennis coach in Florida State history with 207 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. 24. In the USTA top-25, Florida State comes in at No. 17. The Seminoles also have two ranked singles player and two ranked Doubles pair. The duo of sophomore Andrea Garcia and freshman Petra Hule are ranked No. 64 and the pair of Carla Touly and Ariana Rahmanparast are ranked No. 58. Touly is ranked No. 54 in singles and Hule is ranked No. 105 in this week’s Oracle/ITA rankings.
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