May 27, 2021

Record Number Of Seminoles Wrap Up NCAA Championship Individual Play

Tallahassee, FL – Florida State sent four student-athletes to the NCAA Individual Championships, the most in program history, and also set the program record for the number of All-America honors secured with three. Giulia Pairone was seeded in the NCAA Tournament Singes Championship and joined in singles competition by Emmanuelle Salas. Nandini Das and Andrea Garcia competed in the NCAA Doubles Championships.

Garcia and Das advanced to the quarterfinals as one of eight doubles pairs remaining in title contention equaling the furthest any FSU doubles team has advanced in the NCAA Tournament in program history. The only other pair of Seminoles to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals previously were Audra Brannon and Laura Randmaa in 1993.

Das and Garcia started the tournament with a straight sets win upsetting the nation’s sixth-ranked doubles pair of Ariana Arsenault and Katrina Jokic of Georgia. They then recorded another straight set victory over Wake Forest’s Carolyn Campana and Eliza Omirou, the 27th-ranked doubles team. In the quarterfinal round, Das and Garcia faced the No. 19 team of Kylie Collins and Lulu Sun of the National Champion Texas Longhorns. The Seminoles dropped the first set and then fought off a match point to take the second but ultimately fell in the tiebreaker after fighting off another three match points.

Pairone and Salas each faced a top 45 opponent in their opening matches in the NCAA Singles Championships. Pairone dropped her match versus No. 33 Emma Antonaki of Mississippi State and Salas fell to No. 43 Christina Rosca of Vanderbilt. Antonaki would eventually advance to the round of 16 and Rosca to the quarterfinals.

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