TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The No. 4 ranked Florida State women’s tennis earns a thrilling 4-3 win over No. 22 Miami on senior day.
“What an unbelievable roller coaster of a win,” said Head Coach Jennifer Hyde. “I thought we maybe played some of the best doubles that we’ve played so far this season, across-the-board. Miami came out very hot in singles, made a ton of balls, and jumped out to four first sets. But our girls showed some incredible determination and resiliency tonight and found ways to get three more points on the board. Petra was an absolute warrior to find her way back 6 match points down, down 2-5 in the 3rd set to clinch. College tennis…there’s absolutely nothing like it.”
The spotlight was on junior Petra Hule who fought seven overall match points from Miami’s Florencia Urrutia in the decisive singles contest on court four. Urrutia took the first set with a 11-7 tiebreak win. Hule immediately bounced back taking the third set with a dominating 6-0 win.
With nearly the entire third set played after the other matches had ended, Hule and Urrutia headed to a tiebreak. The junior fought off every match point to take the tiebreak 7-2 and secure the win for the Seminoles over Miami.
The Seminoles Started off strong by taking the lead on all three courts in doubles. The No. 42-ranked pair of Victoria Allen and Emmanuelle Salas took down Miami’s No.19-ranked Estela Perez-Somarriba and Isabella Pfenning, 6-4. Hule and Giulia Pairone secured the doubles point on court three by defeating Urrutia and Daevenia Achong, 6-3.
In singles, The Hurricanes evened the score with 6-2, 6-2 victory on six over Andrea Garcia. Moments later, Allen responded on court five with a 6-4, 6-1 over Diana Khodan of Miami.
The back and forth continued as Miami once again ties the match with another victory on court two 6-3, 6-4 over Salas.
Senior Nandini Das once again extended the lead to one for the Seminoles with a straight-set win on court three. She took the first set 6-2 and earned a senior day victory by taking the second set 6-4.
“The few fans that we were allowed to have to celebrate our seniors on Senior Day were absolutely amazing,” said Hyde. “How epic for Senior Day and Rivalry Day to end in such dramatic fashion in our favor. I’m so proud of this team.”
With the ACC Regular season complete the Florida State women’s tennis team are set to take on UCF next on April 15th.
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