Aug. 8, 2007
Tallahassee, Fla. – Still reveling in the success of one of the best seasons in program history, Florida State women’s tennis has announced the 2007-08 schedule with hopes that things will continue to improve. In addition to a three-day invitational in November, the Seminoles have added two more matches to last year’s ten home-hosted events.
“Once again this year we have another very strong schedule,” said head coach Jennifer Hyde. “We’re going to be tested a lot during the earlier part of the spring, which will better prepare us for the challenging ACC schedule and also for post-season play.”
Florida State will kick off its season in Atlanta Sept.21 at the Georgia Tech Fall Invite, along with the University of Georgia and Harvard. Following repeat appearances in Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Malibu, Calif., the Seminoles will compete in a regional tournament at UGA before closing the fall season at home Nov. 2-4 for the FSU Invitational.
The Seminoles will swing into the spring season with a program-first trip to Honolulu for the Hawaii Invitational in January. Of its first eleven matches upon returning from the Aloha State, FSU will be host to ten at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center in Tallahassee, Fla.
Home opponents will include fellow Floridian teams UCF, Florida A&M, Stetson, Jacksonville and Miami. In addition to ACC rivals Georgia Tech, Clemson and UNC, Florida State will also host Duke in its last home match of the regular season. Last year, the Seminoles defeated the Blue Devils in Durham, notching their first win over the top-ranked team since 1983.
Most of the Seminoles’ road games will take place in ACC territory, including stops in Blacksburg, Boston, College Park and Charlottesville. One exception will be a first-ever trip to Las Vegas to face UNLV on March 12.
After the conclusion of the regular season, the Seminoles will travel to Orlando for the ACC Championships April 17-20, then attempt a repeat appearance at the NCAA Regionals in May.
Having improved from a 9-13 record in 2006 to a 16-8 record and 19th national ranking in 2007, the Seminoles are already well into an upswing that promises to make the upcoming season another stellar year for Florida State.