Tallahassee, FL – In a season of win streaks, the sixth-ranked Seminoles are in the midst of yet another run. Florida State women’s tennis beat No. 47 Notre Dame Sunday 7-0 to notch the team’s fourth straight win. The victory moved the Noles to 13-3 on the season and 8-2 in ACC play.
“The outdoor conditions all weekend were very challenging, and our squad did a fantastic job managing the winds, the rains, and everything else that came along,” said FSU head coach Jen Hyde. “A 7-0 sweep of any team in the ACC is not easy to pull off. I thought we did a good job of just staying the course, playing within ourselves, and playing very smart and committed to our strategies.”
After a bit of a slow start where the Seminoles fell behind early in doubles, FSU was able to pull out the point and take an early lead. Andrea Garcia and Nandini Das evened the match at 1-1 with a 6-4 win. That left it up to FSU’s No. 1 pair of Victoria Allen and Emmanuelle Salas who needed to upset the nation’s 19th-ranked doubles team to secure the point and that’s just what they did with a 6-4 win.
With a 1-0 lead heading into singles, Nandini Das was quick to extend that margin as she was the first off with a 6-2, 6-1 win. Allen put FSU in front 3-0 with a 6-2, 6-4 win on five and then Garcia once again recorded a win with her own straight set win, 6-2, 6-2, clinching the match. Salas recorded the fifth FSU point with a 10-4 win in a tiebreaker after splitting the first two sets 6-3, 5-7. Petra Hule recorded another point for the Noles winning 7-6, 6-3. That left just Giulia Pairone who was once again facing a ranked opponent. Versus the No. 109 player in the country, Pairone dropped the first set 2-6 before storming back in the second to win 6-2 and then taking the tiebreaker 10-8. That moved the redshirt-senior to 6-4 on the year versus ranked competition.
ACC play continues for the Seminoles in two weeks after a much-needed weekend off. First up is No. 15 Virginia, April 2. The Noles and Cavaliers will face-off Friday at 5:00 p.m. at the Scott Speicher Memorial Tennis Center. Virginia Tech will be in town Sunday, April 4 for a noon match at Speicher as well. Fans are welcome to attend with a capacity limit of 116 and masks are required.
“Now It’s time to get a little reset, a couple days of physical and mental rest, and then switch gears later this week towards the final four home matches of the regular season that are in front of us,” said Hyde.
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