Tallahassee, FL – Florida State senior Giulia Pairone has been named to the All-ACC Women’s Tennis First Team and junior Emmanuelle Salas to the third team by a vote of the league coaches. This is the second All-ACC honor for Salas and Pairone has now earned all-conference first team honors in three different power five conferences.
Pairone, who is currently ranked 11th in the ITA singles rankings, has been named first team All-SEC (2018), first team All-Big Ten (2019) and now first team All-ACC (2021). She is just the second Seminole ever to be named All-ACC First Team since the conference moved to more than one All-ACC team in 2014. The Turin, Italy native has been ranked in the top 10 by the ITA for most of the 2021 season. Pairone has eight of the team’s 14 ranked wins in singles playing on court one in every match but one, which she missed with an injury. She has recorded 12 wins in singles and 13 wins in doubles play.
“Giulia has been nothing short of amazing,” said FSU Head Coach Jen Hyde. “To play number one singles in every match in this league and be successful like she has been is such a testament to her hard work and tenacious effort. She has had to bring it every single day and has done so with tremendous success. We are fortunate to have her representing the Noles. There is more tennis ahead for Gules, and she will definitely continue to go after it.”
Salas is just the 12th player in program history to earn multiple All-ACC accolades in her career after being named to the second team in 2019. She is currently ranked 41st by the ITA in singles and 29th in doubles with Victoria Allen. The pairing with Allen solidified doubles at the end of the season as the pair took over on court one to go 5-2 to finish the season. Salas will finish her FSU career having also been named an ITA Scholar Athlete (2020), a member of the Dean’s List (2020), a Golden Torch winner (2019), a Golden Nole winner (2019) and an All-ACC Academic team selection.
“Emmanuel Salas is all that is good about college tennis,” said Hyde. “A great player who plays with class and dignity. Every single day she brings her heart and dedication to the program and I’m so happy the ACC has recognized her for all her achievements. She is looking forward to the next couple of weeks and finishing strong.”
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