April 24, 2013
CARY, N.C. – The No.30-ranked Florida State women’s tennis team will start its postseason journey on Thursday against Wake Forest at 12 p.m. in the first round of the ACC Championships. The tournament will be played at the Cary Tennis Park.
“We’re pumped for ACC’s,” head coach Jennifer Hyde said. “Anything can happen. This is why you coach college tennis is because of right now. We’re excited. I feel like we’re on the verge of a breakthrough. We’ve been starting to play better here in the past few weeks even through the tough losses. The progress is there. We’re excited about our first round match and we’re ready to get going.”
The Seminoles closed out the regular season with a record of 13-8 (5-6 ACC) and wrapped up the No.7 seed for the tournament. Wake Forest finished with a showing of 3-18 (2-9 ACC) and earned the No.10 spot in the draw. The winner of the match will move on to play second seeded Clemson (No.11) on Friday at 12 p.m.
In ACC Tournament play, the Seminoles are 2-6 against the Demon Deacons and are 13-19 in the all-time series. However, Florida State has won the last eight meetings including a 6-1 victory this season.
The Demon Deacons will counter with Kathryn Talbert (No.110) who defeated Borthwick in three sets 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 during the dual match earlier this season.
Prior to the tournament, Borthwick was named to the All-ACC team. The Cumbria, England native became the 16th Seminole all-time to join the list. In singles, Borthwick has played the majority of her matches from court one and has posted a record of 18-15 this season.
“I feel honored,” Borthwick said. “Especially heading into ACC’s it gives me as well as the team confidence knowing that I made it and we’re just excited to get competing this weekend.”
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