FORT WORTH, Texas. – The No. 3 Florida State beach volleyball team (20-5, 11-1 CCSA) heads to Texas this Friday to wrap up the regular season at the TCU Invitational. Florida State begins play on Friday, April 12th at 8:30 AM ET against UAB (11-8) before taking on Texas A&M – Corpus Christi (9-10) at 12:30 PM ET. The Seminoles wrap up play against tournament host and No. 18 TCU (17-9) at 6:45 PM ET.
Florida State and UAB met up earlier this season at FAU when the Seminole took down the Blazers 4-1 with wins on courts one through four. The Noles are 8-0 all-time against UAB with seven of the wins resulting in shutouts. Florida State is only playing with one pair that was together during their first match-up.
Florida State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi have a brief history. The two have only met up once and that was in 2016 during this same tournament. The Noles swept the Islanders 5-0 with straight-set wins on all five courts.
The biggest test of the weekend will be the final test against No. 18 TCU. The two teams have met up five times, with all five wins going to the Garnet and Gold. Four of those FSU wins were shutouts. TCU has earned six wins this season over ranked opponents, three ranked wins in the last two weeks. TCU is coached by former FSU assistant coach Hector Gutierrez.
Last Time Out
Florida State hosted their final home tournament of the season. The Noles went 3-0 with 4-1 wins over No. 16 FAU, No. 8 FIU and NO. 17 Georgia State.
Numbers To Note
179 – Florida State holds an all-time record of 179-39 (.821)
114 – Head Coach Brooke Niles is 114-24 in her four seasons at Florida State. She is the program’s all-time leader in wins
92 – Florida State is 92-33 in dual matches this season
61 – Florida state is 61-14 on courts 3-5 this season
20 – Payton Caffrey and Macy Jerger lead the team in wins this season with 20
16 – Florida State has defeated 16 ranked opponents this season including 10 wins over teams in the top-10
7 – Florida State has made it to all seven AVCA or NCAA Championship tournaments. They are one of two schools to have accomplished such feat
3 – Florida State has won three straight CCSA Championships. They are one of three teams to win three straight beach volleyball conference championships
For more information, visit Facebook (Florida State Beach Volleyball), Twitter (FSU_BeachVB) and Instagram (FSUbeachvolleyball).