Tallahassee, FL – The fourth-ranked FSU women’s tennis team will open play in the ACC Championships Friday as the tournament’s second seed, the highest seeding in program history. The Seminoles finished the season with a program-best conference record of 11-2 and tied for the second-best overall record in the ACC at 16-4. Florida State will open the tournament Friday at 11:30 am in Rome, GA.
“It’s hard to believe that the ACC Championships are already upon us,” said FSU Head Coach Jen Hyde. “As the academic portion of our semester (finals) winds down this week, we are entering the Championships with free minds and with a lot of excitement for this postseason. In what has been a very unpredictable season and a crazy time in the lives of so many, playing into the postseason just means something a little different this year. We are grateful to be heading to Rome, Ga. on Wednesday.”
Following one of the most successful regular seasons in program history and the all-time best conference regular season, FSU will set its sights on its first-ever ACC Championship this coming weekend. Florida State tied the program record for the most ACC wins in a season at 11 and equaled the record for fewest-ever losses with just two. The Seminoles are 5-2 this season versus ranked conference opponents with three of those wins coming versus top 25 teams. The Seminoles have victories over teams currently ranked No. 5 (NC State), No. 11 (UVA), No. 13 (Florida), No. 14 (Georgia Tech), No. 23 (Miami), No. 31 (Wake Forest) and No. 42 (Syracuse). FSU has played for the ACC Title three times in school history (1994, 2011 and 2013).
“The ACC is by far the strongest and deepest women’s tennis conference in the nation right now, and because of that, this ACC Tournament has a National Championship feel to it,” said Hyde. “Three back-to-back days of proving you’re the best team on the day is a requirement for any team to have a shot at a title. How fun and how fortunate we are to be in this spot?”
The ACC Championships begin Wednesday and the championship match will be broadcast live on the ACCN Extra Sunday, April 25 at 10:00 a.m. For more information about the 2021 ACC Championship or the 2021 Seminole Women’s Tennis program, please follow us on social at FSUWTennis (IG) and @FSU_WTennis (TW) and log on to Seminoles.com.