March 20, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –The No.40 Florida State Women’s Tennis team will take a quick break from ACC play and welcome No.39 TCU on Wednesday for a 3 p.m. match at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.
“TCU is coming in here, having a very solid season,” Head Coach Jennifer Hyde said. “I think they’re a little bit of a sleeper team, so we’re expecting a tough match tomorrow. It’s going to be important for us to work hard to get that doubles point so we can put ourselves in a position to be successful. If we can start with that momentum, it’s going to make a world of a difference.”
The Seminoles are coming off of a 5-2 loss against Georgia Tech which was on Saturday. Even though Florida State dropped the match, the Seminoles played their match alongside the men’s tennis team as they battled Clemson for the first time ever in school history.
Continuing to be strong in singles at the bottom of the line-up, the Seminoles have a combined record of 17-6. Junior Amy Sargeant is 8-3 on courts five and six and junior Carolina De los Santos is 8-1 between courts five and six. The Uruguay native has seen play on court four where she is 2-2 on the season. Overall, she is 10-3.
TCU heads into today match with a record of 7-4. They’ve suffered some notable losses in No.14 Alabama, No.16 Texas A&M, No.10 Baylor and No.51 North Texas. They also have three wins over ranked teams in No.47 Syracuse, No.44 Oklahoma and No.61 Princeton.
The Horned Frogs possess the No.59 doubles pair of Olivia Smith and Millie Nichols. The pair has played six matches together since the start of the spring season and they’ve posted a record of 4-2. In their two losses, they fell to the No.18 pair from Alabama (Alexa Guarachi/Courtney McLane) and the No. 10 team from Baylor (Diana Nakic and Jordaan Sanford).
TCU holds the edge in the all-time series at 5-1. The last time the Seminoles faced TCU was back in 2009, when they lost the match 4-2.
“This is going to be a gritty match, “Hyde said. “It’s going to take a lot of work and we’re excited for another opportunity to compete and I’m looking forward to lacing it up at 3 p.m.”
After Wednesday’s contest, the Seminoles will take their first trip to North Carolina as they will face NC State on Saturday at 12 p.m. and Wake Forest on Sunday at 12 p.m.
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