TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State’s Kiana Motosono and Lesedi Jacobs earned victories in both singles and doubles play and the No. 35 Seminoles defeated Boston College, 4-3, in women’s tennis at the Scott Speicher Tennis Complex. The Seminoles won the doubles point with two of three victories, and won the first three singles matches to clinch the win over the Eagles for their fourth consecutive victory. Florida State has won six of its last seven games since winning at Virginia Tech on March 20.
Florida State is now 13-8 overall and 6-6 in ACC play. The Eagles are 4-13 overall and 2-13 in the ACC.
Montosono began her day as she teamed with Vic Allen to gain a 6-3 doubles victory over Sophia Edwards and Hailey Wilcox of Boston College. She followed her doubles victory with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) win over the Eagles’ Stephanie Sanchez.
Jacobs and Olympe Lancelot clinched the doubles point for the Seminoles with 6-4 win over Sanchez and Plobrung Pilpuech of Boston College. For the second consecutive game, Jacobs gained the match winning point in singles play with a 6-4, 6-5 win over Natasha Irani of Boston College. Jacobs also gained the game clinching victory in Florida State’s 4-3 victory over Notre Dame last Sunday.
Senior Petra Hule, the nation’s No. 7 ranked singles player, defeated Marice Aguiar by a 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 score to gain her 14th win in her last 15 matches. Her record is 19-1 in singles play this spring with wins coming in 11 of her 12 ACC games.
“Grabbing another win in this league feels fantastic,” said Seminole Head Coach Jen Hyde. “The goal each game day is to get to four points and we found another way of getting that done, again today. It was a battle on all six courts on both sides of the net for a solid three and a half hours.”
Florida State closes out its regular season as it plays host to Syracuse on Sunday at Noon on Senior Day. Hyde and her staff will honor the careers of Hule and Jacobs in a special pregame ceremony.
“We are excited to celebrate Sedi and Petra on Sunday at our Senior Day,” said Hyde. “We are going to have a special Easter Egg Hunt for all of our fans. We are looking forward to playing one more time this weekend in front of our great fans.”
#35 Florida State 4, Boston College 3
1. Petra Hule (FSU) def. Marice Aguiar (BC) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
5. Kianah Motosono (FSU) def. Stephanie Sanchez (BC) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
4. Lesedi Jacobs (FSU) def. Natasha Irani (BC) 6-4, 6-5
2. Laura Lopez (BC) def. Vic Allen (FSU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
3. Plobrung Plipuech (BC) def. Anna Arkadianou (FSU) 5-7, 7-6 (10-8), 10-4
6. Sophia Edwards (BC) def. Olympe Lancelot (FSU) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
(order of finish noted)
1. #37 Marice Aguiar/Laura Lopez (BC) def. #68 Anna Arkadianou/Petra Hule (FSU) 6-4
2. Vic Allen/Kianah Motosono (FSU) def. Sophia Edwards/Hailey Wilcox (BC) 6-3
3. Lesedi Jacobs/Olympe Lancelot (FSU) def. Stephanie Sanchez/Plobrung Plipuech (BC) 6-4
(order of finish noted)