Tallahassee, FL – It took over two years for the FSU women’s tennis team to get back to NCAA Tournament play and just under 90 minutes to advance to the second round. Florida State dropped just eight total games in singles and doubles en route to a 4-0 win over Alabama State and a berth in the second round of the NCAA Tennis Tallahassee Regional.
“Before the match, we talked about being efficient and I think that was the way we performed today,” said FSU Head Coach Jen Hyde. “We are excited to get the win and advance in the National Championship tournament.”
Florida State, featuring three ranked doubles teams, secured the doubles point to take the early lead. The nation’s eighth-ranked pair of Nandini Das and Andrea Garcia were first off. The seniors improved to 18-4 on the season with a 6-1 win. Giulia Pairone and Petra Hule clinched the doubles point for FSU. The nation’s 89th-ranked pair won their match on court three 6-3.
The strength of the Seminoles in 2021 has been the team’s depth and that was the case, again on Friday. FSU secured the match thanks to courts 4, 5 and 6. Allen was the first off on court 5 as she rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 win. Petra Hule was next on the board as she won 6-1, 6-1 on court 4 to put FSU in front 3-0. Then the program’s all-time wins leader closed it out as Andrea Garcia won her 20th match of the season 6-0, 6-2 to once again clinch a victory for the Seminoles.
Florida State will move on to face Auburn tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. The Tigers (14-8) are the nation’s 19th-ranked team and they advanced with a 4-2 win over No. 37 Oklahoma State earlier today.
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