April 19, 2016 - by
Noles Open ACC Tournament Looking to Duplicate 2015 Success

Cary, N.C. – Coming off a season-high three-match win streak, FSU women’s tennis will open the 2016 ACC Tournament Wednesday at 1 p.m. against Boston College at the Cary Tennis Park. The 12-seed Seminoles (13-12, 4-10 ACC) beat the 13-seed Eagles (9-13, 3-11 ACC) when the two teams faced each other in Tallahassee last month.

Last season, 10-seed Florida State entered the ACC Tournament ranked No. 73 in the country before reeling off three wins, including two against ranked opponents, No. 36 Notre Dame (4-3, 2nd round) and No. 15 Miami (4-3, quarterfinals). The run ended with a 4-3 semifinal loss against No. 27 Georgia Tech, but the Noles rose to No. 44 in the ITA standings leading into the NCAA Tournament and finished at No. 39 in the final poll.

This season, senior Daneika Borthwick is playing in the No. 1 spot for the fourth-consecutive year and leading the 60th-ranked Seminoles with the strongest play of her career. Borthwick is ranked No. 38 in the ITA singles rankings this week, has won eight consecutive matches and has not dropped a set in the past seven matches.

The winner of Wednesday’s match will face Virginia, the five-seed, in the second round on Thursday at 1 p.m. The Seminoles are 32-24 all-time in the ACC Tournament. FSU is looking for its first tournament title and have reached the finals three times, most recently in 2013. FSU has won at least one match in 22 of 24 trips to the tournament, including every year since 2007.

To keep up with the women’s tennis team throughout the season, check Seminoles.com for the latest results and scheduling information, or keep up with the team on social media through Twitter (@FSU_WTennis), Facebook (/FSU.WTennis), and Instagram (@FSU_WTennis).

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