May 3, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 2010 Division I Tennis Championships for both the men’s and the women’s Florida State tennis teams will be announced on Tuesday, May 4th. The teams will be hosting a Selection Show Viewing Party at 4:30 p.m. Food and drinks will be served in the Museum of University Center D on the first floor. Admission is free.
The women’s tennis team is coming of their third-consecutive, fourth overall, ACC Tournament Semifinal appearance. The Seminoles, currently ranked No. 15, posted an impressive 4-2 victory over No. 10 Duke in the second round at the conference championship to face No. 1 UNC for the second time this season. Florida State finished in fifth place in the ACC with a 6-4 record including two Seminoles who were named to the All-ACC list in Lauren McCreless and Katie Rybakova while Francesca Segarelli was named the ACC Freshman of the Year.
FSU currently holds a notable 14-10 record that includes 10 defeats of ranked opponents this season. The ‘Noles has consistently held a top 25 ranking all season while also boasting three Seminoles in the ITA Singles Rankings all the season. Senior Lauren McCreless broke the top 20 in the rankings just a few weeks ago and was the first ‘Nole to do so in two years. This season has been one of many firsts from the beginning as Florida State made its first ever appearance at the ITA National Indoor Championships in February where they knocked off Tennessee, ranked No. 13 at the time.
The men’s team currently holds a 14-9 record and is currently ranked No. 28 by the ITA. The team has ten wins this season over ranked teams. The Seminoles finished the ACC with a 7-6 record while having Jean-Yves Aubone and Vahid Mirzadeh named to the All-ACC team. As a team the Seminoles upset No. 16 Pepperdine this season.
All season the men have three singles players ranked in No. 29 Aubone, No. 55 Mirzadeh and No. 67 Clint Bowles. They also have two doubles teams ranked with Mirzadeh and Connor Smith ranked No. 41 and Aubone and Bowles at No. 50. Last season the Seminoles hosted the First and Second rounds of the tournament to advance to the round of 16.
The men’s and women’s selection show will be on ESPNews between 5:00-6:00 p.m.