TALLAHASSEE – The Florida State women’s tennis team swept both of its matches Sunday afternoon at the FSU Indoor Tennis Facility, defeating Mercer 7-0 and FAMU 4-0.
“It was great to get all 10 of the players on our roster competing today,” head coach Jen Hyde said. “It was really good to get everyone out there continuing to break up the cobwebs. Walking away with two wins in a day is always a good thing. Going into next weekend 3-0 was important, that was something we needed to do, and the girls did a fabulous job of taking care of the work, every single one of them.”
Florida State swept doubles for a fast start against Mercer. At No. 1, Anna Arkadianou and Vic Allen posted a dominating 6-1 win before Ellie Schoppe and Kianah Motosono finished off their match by the same score to clinch the doubles point. Mila Saric and Alice Amendola completed the sweep with a 6-2 win at No. 3.
Allen earned the first singles point by putting together an efficient 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 2. Freshman Kristyna Lavickova claimed her first collegiate dual-match victory with a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 6, and Schoppe clinched the match for the Seminoles by completing a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 4.
Freshman Millie Bissett extended the lead further with her 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 5. Saric then won 6-3, 7-5 at No. 1 and Olympe Lancelot completed a 6-3, 7-5 win at No. 3 to finish off the sweep.
“We talked about having complete mental performances in singles and doubles, and they did that across the board today,” Hyde said. “We grew from Friday, and that’s what we were looking for. When you play indoors, you hear everything differently. The noises are different, the speeds are different, but they adjusted well and it was a non-issue.”
Against FAMU, the Seminoles took the doubles point again. Alice Amendola and Mila Saric won 6-1 at No. 2 and, just seconds later, Cade Cricchio and Lavickova finished off a 6-1 victory at No. 3 to give FSU an early advantage.
Allen again claimed a quick win in singles, earning a 6-0, 6-0 sweep at No. 2 to give FSU a 2-0 lead in the team scoring. Almost immediately after Allen’s win, Cricchio completed a 6-0, 6-0 of her own at No. 6 and brought the Seminoles to the edge of victory. Schoppe finished off the match with a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 3. Amendola held a 6-2, 5-1 lead at No. 5 and Lancelot was up 6-3, 3-0 at No. 4 when the competition ended.
Florida State returns to action Friday in Palo Alto, California, traveling to participate in the ITA Kickoff Weekend. The Seminoles open against Arkansas and then will play either Kansas State or the host Stanford Cardinal on Saturday.
Florida State 7, Mercer 0
Florida State 4, FAMU 0
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