Tallahassee, FL – The No. 7 FSU women’s tennis team concluded its weekend of competition this morning by claiming a commanding 4-0 victory over Florida Atlantic. The win moved FSU to 5-1 on the season with four of those victories coming against teams from the State of Florida.
“We jumped on them from the start of the match and set the tone and never let up,” said FSU Head Coach Jen Hyde. “We played so clean in the doubles today and executed very well.”
The doubles point came quickly with the Seminoles needing only 28 minutes. The 50th-ranked pairing of Giulia Pairone and Emmanuelle Salas claimed a convincing 6-0 victory to put the Noles up 1-0. They were followed by Nandini Das and Andrea Garcia who won their game 6-1 to secure the doubles point for FSU.
The Noles continued to show their pedigree in the singles matches. Salas led the way by winning her game against Florida Atlantic’s Katerina Filip 6-1, 6-0. Andrea Garcia, who moved to 8-0 in singles, followed her with a 6-0, 6-2 win. The Noles then closed out the Owls when #27 Giulia Pairone claimed a 6-1, 6-1 victory on court one.
“The momentum carried over to singles where we jumped out to some great leads which led to a very solid push in momentum across the courts,” said Hyde. “They kept their feet on the gas in singles, which exactly some thing we’ve been working on getting better at. I’m proud of the effort and how they took care of the business at hand.
“Now we were prepare for the start of the ACC season next weekend on the road. Things are about to pick up and we can’t wait!”
Next up for the Seminoles is an ACC-opening road swing. Conference play begins Saturday, February 20 in Clemson, SC where the Noles face the Tigers. Then an ACC showdown with No. 9 Georgia Tech looms Sunday, February 21.
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