Atlanta, Ga, – The No. 4 ranked Florida State Seminoles had a short week after finishing the Tampa Invitational, traveling to Atlanta to take part in the Day of Duals. The Noles took care of business knocking off No. 20 Coastal Carolina, Mercer University, and No. 10 Georgia State.
FSU 5, No. 20 CCU 0
The Seminoles started the Day of Duals with a match against No. 20 Coastal Carolina. In their second meeting on the sand this season, Florida State came away with another 5-0 win.
On court five the Noles took the first dual point of the match with Makenna Wolfe and Carra Sassack taking care of business winning the first set 21-11 and the second set 21-16.
On court four, Alexis Durish and Caitlin Moon had a three-set battle. The pair won the first set 21-15 then dropped a close second set 21-19. The third set was back and forth with an incredible effort from Durish and Moon which helped them get the Noles their second dual point of the match with a 17-15 win.
Court three followed a similar result as court five with Morgan Chacon and Jordan Polo refusing to hit the brakes on the Noles’ momentum. Chacon and Polo won their first set 21-13 and the second set quickly followed with a 21-15 win.
On court two there was another three-set fight. Anna Long and Raelyn White dropped a very close first set 21-19. The duo then won a quick second set 21-15, before going into extra points in the third set to get the 16-14 win giving the Seminoles their fourth dual point.
Maddie Anderson and Paige Kalkhoff played well on court one. The pair won the first set 21-19 and then dropped a second set that went into extra points 23-21. Anderson and Kalkhoff refused to let the Chanticleers capitalize and won the third set 15-9.
FSU 5, Mercer 0
After a brief break, the Seminoles returned to the sand to face Mercer University. On court five Chloe Charles and Audrey Rothman started hot winning the first set 21-13. The pair stayed hot and quickly took the second set 21-12.
Court four started with Alexis Durish and Morgan Chacon winning the first set 21-14. The pair did not allow Mercer to reach double-digit points in the second set taking a 21-8 win that gave the Noles their second dual point.
On court one Maddie Anderson and Cassie Anderson dominated the first set 21-18. The sisters were paired together for the first time this season and won their second set in extra points 25-23.
On court two, Anna Long and Raelyn White also took care of business. The pair won 21-11 in the first set on some very good defensive play. The second set saw them continue their outstanding defense in a 21-16 win.
Jordan Polo and Audrey Koenig wasted no time picking up where they left off on Court three when they were paired together at the Tampa Invitational. The pair played a close game in the first set but got the win 22-20. In the second set, Polo and Koenig seemed to find their groove with the duo getting a 21-16 win.
FSU 5, No. 10 Georgia State 0
The last match of the day had the Seminoles facing off against host No. 10 Georgia State. FSU came out hot with Carra Sassack and Makenna Wolfe playing great defense which led to a 21-18 win in the first set and a 21-18 win in the second set.
Court four started with Caitlin Moon and Alexis Durish dominating the court. The pair won the first set 21-16 and followed suit with a very quick 21-12 win in the second set which gave the Noles their second dual point.
Maddie Anderson and Paige Kalkhoff did not drop a set to the ranked Panthers in their match. The pair finished the first set with an impressive 21-11 win. The pair got the Noles their third dual point with a 21-16 win.
Anna Long and Raelyn White had close sets in their match with the first a win 21-19. The duo was able to hold on for the 21-18 win in the second set which gave the Seminoles their fourth dual point of the match.
Jordan Polo and Morgan Chacon dominated on court three. Polo and Chacon won 21-14 in the first set off of great defensive play. The momentum carried the two into the second set where they won 21-17.
The Seminoles next match will be on Friday, March 17 on the first day of the March to May Tournament in Gulf Shores, Ala. Where they will take on Tulane and No. 3 UCLA.