May 1, 2007
Tallahassee, Fla. – The 2007 NCAA Women’s Tennis Tournament participants were announced today, May 1, 2007. The No. 17 Florida State women’s tennis team (15-7, 8-5 ACC) earned a trip for the 10th time in the past 12 years. The Seminoles will travel across the nation to Los Angeles, California. Florida State will face No. 49 San Diego State (14-11, 6-3 Mountain West) in the first round on Saturday May, 12 at 9:00 am PST at the Los Angeles Tennis Center
“Our expectations for the NCAA Regionals are to take one match at a time,” stated head coach Jennifer Hyde. “I think this team truly believes they are more than capable of being in Athens in two weeks time, and that is the expectation. This whole season has been a process, and we are going to continue to respect that process and work our way towards the goals that this team has set for themselves. We are excited to be heading west, but in the meantime, we are going to get another eight days of very solid practice under our belts to prepare for this postseason. It’s a very exciting time for this team.”
Florida State traveled to San Diego State during the fall where the Seminoles went 8-0 in singles play and 4-0 in doubles play against the Aztecs. In 2005 the Seminoles faced Florida International where they fell short losing 4-2.
In the same bracket are host No. 12 UCLA and Quinnipiac University, who will play at noon PST on Saturday. The winners of each match will face each other at 3 pm PST on Sunday, May 13.
The lighting of the torch of the “Unconquered” statue will take place at 8 pm on Thursday, May 3 honoring the women’s and men’s tennis teams to their selections to the NCAA Tournament.
The No. 16 Florida State men’s tennis team (16-9, 8-6 ACC) will host the NCAA Regionals May 11th and 12th. In 2005, FSU men’s tennis made program history as they reached the elite eight while the Seminoles fell short in 2006 to Ole Miss in round two of the regionals.