February 27, 2007 - by
No. 50 Seminoles Host No. 3 Florida On Wednesday

Feb. 27, 2007

Tallahassee, FL – No. 50 Florida State and No. 3 Florida are no strangers on the tennis courts and the rivalry continues on Wednesday, February 28. The women’s tennis squad looks to defeat the Gators for the first time in program history. Match time is set for 4 p.m. at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.

First Serve – Florida
The Seminoles look to face the Gators for the 30th time since 1982. The Seminoles have not won against the Gators placing them at 0-29. Last season, the Gators defeated the Seminoles 7-0.

Florida State plays a member of the SEC for the third time this season. The Seminoles have faced Georgia and LSU with a victory coming over the Tigers. The Gators will be the final regular season match against an SEC school for Florida State. The Seminoles hold a record of 43-79 since 1982 against SEC opponents.

School Win Loss Last Match
Alabama 4 4 2005
Arkansas 0 1 1981
Auburn 13 2 2006
Florida 0 28. 2006
Georgia 8 7 2007
Kentucky 0 1 1994
Louisiana State 6 6 2007
Mississippi 2 4 1996
Mississippi State 4 3 1994
South Carolina 1 11 1996
Tennessee 3 3 1995
Vanderbilt 2 9 2002
Total 43 79

Creeping Up The Rankings
The Seminoles have been itching up the ITA rankings all season long. At the conclusion of last season, the Seminoles were ranked No. 72 in the nation. To begin this season Florida State was ranked 61st in the nation. The Seminoles have been slowly creeping up the rankings this season and are currently ranked 50th in the nation.

Florida State currently has two players ranked in singles and two teams in doubles. Sophomore Ania Rynarzewska (Inowroclaw, Poland) is ranked at 44 while senior Nicola Slater (Ayr, Scotland) is No. 55. Slater/Macfarlane are ranked 50 in doubles with Foley/Walter tied at 54. Florida has four players ranked in singles competition placed at 26, 34, 55 and 100. Florida also has the No. 20 and 39 doubles partners.

The Seminoles enter their match against Florida on a 5 match win streak. This is the longest win streak in Coach Jennifer Hyde’s coaching career. The last time Florida State won five matches in a row was in 2004 with seven matches dating from March 8 against Michigan State to March 26 verses North Carolina. Four players are currently riding singles wins of three or more. Freshmen Lauren Macfarlane (Ogden, Utah) and Jessica Wente (Whitehouse, Texas) have both won five straight matches. With four match wins is junior Carolin Walter (Bingen, Germany). Senior Miranda Foley (Cambridge, England) enters Wednesday winning three matches.

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