TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 23 Florida State women’s tennis team (9-3) had an easy Sunday afternoon, winning their second ACC match of the season, taking down Pittsburgh (5-5) 7-0.
“Two conference wins this weekend is nice,” said head coach Jennifer Hyde. “I feel like we are on a pretty good trajectory right now. Every week is like a new season and right now we have taken care of the work that we needed to take care of. We were efficient today and I am proud of the girls. We did what we needed to do, and things are coming together nicely.”
In doubles, the Seminoles jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead on court one by sophomore Andrea Garcia and freshman Petra Hule. On courts two and three the Garnet and Gold started to take a big lead as they both led 4-1. Court one was the first to finish as Garcia and Hule shut out their opponent 6-0. On court, two junior Ariana Rahmanparast and sophomore Carla Touly ran through their opponent as well as they clinched the doubles match 6-2. Court three was not able to finish but senior Gabby Castaneda and junior Julia Mikulski were up 4-2 when the point was clinched.
Florida State clinched the match in under two hours as they won on all six courts. Carla finished first on court one winning 6-1, 6-2. Garcia finished second on court six to improve her record 8-0 on the season and Rahmanparast clinched her first match of the season on court five with a 6-0, 6-4 win.
With the match already clinched the Noles continued to win. Mikulski was the fourth Seminole to win, as she took down her opponent in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. Sophomore Nandini Das gave the Seminoles a 6-0 lead on court three with the Garnet and Gold’s fifth straight-set win of the match, 6-2, 6-4. Hule finished off the Panthers with a three-set win on court two to complete the sweep.
“We are going to get a little recovery to start the week and then our sights will be set on Miami. It is another big conference match for us and the focus is going to shift to that.”
The Seminoles will be back on the court next weekend as they take on Miami in Lake Nona, Fla. at the USTA National Center Friday, March 9th at 6 p.m.
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Tennis Match Results
Florida State vs Pittsburgh
Mar 04, 2018 at Tallahassee, Fla.
(Scott Speicher Tennis Center)
#23 Florida State 6, Pittsburgh 1
Match Notes: Pitt 5-5 Florida State University 9-3; National ranking #23 Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (1,6,5,4,3,2)