March 1, 2018 - by

No. 23 Women’s Tennis Looks to Bounce Back against No. 31 Clemson and Pittsburgh

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –The No. 23 Florida State women’s tennis team (7-3) looks to bounce back after a tough loss to No. 12/6 Georgia Tech as they head to Atlanta on Friday, March 2nd to take on No. 31 Clemson (5-4) at the Hudlow Tennis Center. The match will be played at Noon if it is outdoors and 2:30 if it is forced to be moved inside. The Seminoles will be back home on Sunday, March 4th to finish up their second weekend of ACC play against Pittsburgh (5-3).

Clemson leads the all-time series against Florida State 9-24 and won the last meeting in 2017 5-2 in Clemson. A win against Clemson will mark the second win against the Tigers since Coach Hyde has been at the helm at FSU. Clemson is led by juniors Marie Leduc and Fernanda Navarro. Leduc is 3-2 on the year with all of her matches coming on court one and is the No. 21 ranked singles player in the country. Navarro is 4-2 with a 1-1 record on courts one and two and a 2-0 record on court four

Florida State is undefeated against Pitt, holding a 5-0 record all-time against the Panthers. Florida State beat Pitt 4-1 in Pittsburgh a season ago and leads the all-time series by a score of 24-6. Pitt is currently being led by freshman Claudia Bartolome and senior Callie Frey who are both undefeated in 2018. Bartolome is 6-0 with a 2-0 record on court three and a 4-0 record on court four. Frey is 7-0 with a 2-0 record on court four and a 5-0 record on court five.

Numbers to Note
3 Ranking of Florida when Florida State defeated them on Feb. 3 was tied for the highest ranked win in program history.
5 Florida State is a perfect 5-0 all-time against Pittsburgh
5 Five different Seminoles have clinched a match this season led by sophomores Carla Touly and Andrea Garcia who both have two each.
6 Senior Gabby Castaneda and sophomore Andrea Garcia are tied for the team lead in singles wins with six each.
7 Touly has recorded seven doubles victories to lead the Noles in doubles wins this spring.
8 Florida State has won eight of the 10 doubles points this season, including doubles wins over No. 2 Vanderbilt and No. 3 Florida.
23 Florida State is ranked No. 23 in this week’s Oracle/ITA Rankings. They have now been ranked for four weeks in a row
25 Touly defeated No. 25 Paige Hourigan on court one against Georgia Tech for the highest ranked win for the Seminoles this season.
203 Head Coach Jennifer Hyde is the all-time winningest women’s tennis coach in Florida State history with 203 wins. She earned her 200th win after beating FAU 6-1.

Noles in the Polls
In the latest ITA and UTSA polls, Florida State comes in at No. 19. The Seminoles also have one ranked Doubles pair. The duo of sophomore Andrea Garcia and freshman Petra Hule are ranked No. 48 in this week’s Oracle/ITA rankings.

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