TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 15th ranked Florida State women’s tennis team (2-0, 0-0) squares off in a top-20 matchup against No. 20 UCF (2-0) this Sunday at 1 pm at the FSU Indoor Tennis Courts (2566 Pottsdammer st).
In 2018, Florida State was 5-4 against opponents ranked in the top-25 including wins over No. 3 Florida (4-1), No. 18 Virginia (5-2), No. 25 Syracuse (4-2), No. 8 Florida (4-3) and No. 24 Tulsa (4-3).
Florida State has never lost to UCF, leading the all-time series 9-0, including a 7-0 FSU win when they last played in 2013. In those nine matches, Florida State has shutout the Knights four times. The Knights return their leading win getter from 2018 (Rebeka Stolmar). She was 21-2 as a freshman with all but one of her matches played on court three.
Last Time Out
Florida State earned to 7-0 wins, one over FAU and one over Mercer. The Noles did not surrender a set, winning all 24 singles sets and five doubles sets. Florida State was leading 5-4 in the only doubles match that was unfinished.
Numbers to Note
219 – Jennifer Hyde is the winningest Women’s tennis coach in school history with 219 wins
78 – Percent of singles wins from the 2018 season return, led by Junior Andrea Garcia and sophomore Petra Hule, who both finished 2018 with 28 wins
14 – The Seminoles have been ranked for in the ITA rankings for 14 straight weeks dating back to February 10, 2018
12 – Florida State is 12-0 in singles through two matches, winning all six courts against FAU and Mercer
9 – Florida State is 9-0 all-time against UCF including four shutout wins in the series
5 – Florida State is 5-0 in doubles through two matches
4 – The Garnet and Gold return their top four singles winners from a season ago
Noles in the Polls
In the latest Oracle/ITA poll, Florida State comes in at No. 15. This marks the 14th straight week that the Noles have been ranked in the ITA Poll dating back to February 10, 2018.
The Seminoles have two ranked singles players (Carla Touly – 39 and Ana Oparenovic – 125) and one ranked singles pair (Salas/Touly – 40).