February 27, 2020 - by

No. 2 Women’s Tennis Heads To FGCU And USTA’s College MatchDay Event

Tallahassee, Fla. – The No. 2 ranked Florida State women’s tennis team (11-2, 1-1) is back on the road this weekend to take on Florida Gulf Coast (4-4, 0-0) Friday, February 28th at 10 a.m. and Ohio State (6-3, 0-0) as part of USTA’s College MatchDay Series on Sunday, March 1st 4 p.m.

The Garnet and Gold begin the weekend in Fort Myers, Fla. where they will take on Florida Gulf Coast. Florida State leads the all-time series against the Eagles 3-0. The Noles defeated FGCU 4-0 a season ago at the Scott Speicher Memorial Tennis Center.

The Seminoles will then travel to Lake Nona, Fla. to take part in USTA’s College MatchDay series at the USTA’s National Campus against No. 5 Ohio State (6-3, 0-0). Florida State is 6-1 all-time against the Buckeyes. The two teams last met during the ITA Kick-Off Weekend in 2017 resulting in the Noles first loss against OSU, 4-0.

Tickets are free, but you can reserve them online HERE.  First serve of the top-5 matchup is slated for 4 p.m. and will be televised live on the Tennis Channel. (Live Stats)

Florida State is coming into this weekend’s match-ups with five top-20 victories in their first 13 matches. The Florida State women’s tennis team remained strong in the rankings this week at No. 2 in the latest Oracle/ITA rankings, which is the highest ranking in program history. The Noles have one singles player in the rankings, senior Nandini Das at No. 83.

In doubles, the Garnet and Gold have three ranked pairs with junior Emmanuelle Salas and freshman Victoria Allen check in at No. 21.  Junior Petra Hule also teams up with Allen to form the No. 30th ranked doubles pair.  Rounding out the rankings for the Seminoles is the senior duo of Das and Andrea Garcia at No. 58.

Numbers To Note
– Jennifer Hyde is the winningest women’s tennis coach in school history with 303 wins
– The Seminoles are currently No. 2 in the ITA rankings
2018 – Last time the FSU women’s tennis team took part in College MatchDay was in 2018 where they beat No. 3 Florida, 4-1
54 – Florida State has outscored their opponents 54-25 in their first 13 matches of the season
44 – The Florida State singles lineup is a combined 44-22 in 13 matches this season
22 – The Seminoles doubles lineup is a combined 22-9 so far this season
– The Garnet and Gold return four student-athletes from a season ago and welcome four newcomers to the team this season.
83 – The Noles have one ranked singles player in senior Nandini Das at No. 83.
21– Junior Emmanuelle Salas and freshman Victoria Allen are ranked No. 21 in the ITA doubles rankings
30 – Junior Petra Hule and freshman Victoria Allen are ranked No. 30 in the ITA doubles rankings
58– Senior duo Nandini Das and Andrea Garcia are now in the ITA doubles rankings at No. 58

Keep up with the Seminoles by visiting Seminoles.com for the latest news and scheduling information or keep up with the team on social media via Twitter (@FSU_WTennis), Facebook (/FSUWTennis), and Instagram (@FSUWTennis).

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