Tallahassee, FL – The 20th-ranked FSU women’s tennis team began conference play Friday night with a 4-3 win over the Clemson Tigers. The Seminoles took the doubles points and then won points on three of the first four courts to clinch the match. The win moved FSU to 6-2 on the season and sets up a top 50 match with No. 47 Georgia Tech Sunday.
Vic Allen and Kianah Motosono led FSU in doubles from court two. The pair cruised to a 6-0 win to put FSU in front for the point. The nation’s 29th-ranked pair of Petra Hule and Lesedi Jacobs secured the 1-0 lead for FSU following quickly after with a 6-1 win on court one.
Clemson evened the match at 1-1 taking the first point in singles. Hule, playing on court one, put FSU back in front as she recorded a hard-fought, straight set win over the nation’s 109th-ranked player 6-3, 7-5. Allen added to the FSU lead with a 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 win on court two beating the nation’s 123rd-ranked singles player. With the Seminoles on the brink of securing the match at 3-1, it was Anna Arkadianou that sealed the victory. The Athens, Greece native won on court four staging a comeback after dropping the first set 4-6 taking sets two and three 6-2, 6-3 to improve to 5-2 in duals this season.
The Seminoles are back in action Sunday at noon when they continue ACC play versus No. 47 Georgia Tech. For the most up-to-date information on the Seminole Women’s Tennis program, please follow us on social at FSUWTennis (IG) and @FSU_WTennis (TW) and log on to Seminoles.com.