TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 13th ranked Florida State women’s tennis team (16-4, 8-2) is on the road for the final time this season. They begin their trip in Chapel Hill to take on No. 2 North Carolina (22-1, 10-0) on Friday, April 5th at 1:45 pm. The trip is wrapped up with a match against No. 10 NC State (19-3, 9-1) on Sunday, April 7th at 1:00 pm.
Florida State is 18-31 all-time against North Carolina. The Tar Heels are led by four singles players ranked in the top-30. No. 6 Alexa Graham is 17-0 this spring on courts one through three, No. 7 Makenna Jones is 11-5 with a 9-5 record on court one, No. 12 Sara Daavetila is 11-4 with most of her matches on courts two and three and No. 29 Cameron Morra is 14-2 with most of her matches on court four.
On top of their four ranked singles players, UNC has two ranked doubles pairs in the top-10. Morra and Jones come in ranked No. 6 in the country. The two are 11-1 with a 5-0 record on court one and a 6-1 record on court two. Coming in at No. 8 in this week’s doubles rankings are Graham and Jessi Aney. The pair is 15-0 with a 14-0 record on court one.
Against NC State, FSU leads the all-time series 24-5. NC State has three ranked singles players and one ranked doubles pair. In singles, they are led by 15th ranked Anna Rogers who is 16-4 in the spring with all of her match on court one. She is 13-8 against ranked opponents during the 2018-19 season. Their top doubles lineup of Rogers and Alana Smith are ranked 9th in the nation. The two are 16-2 this spring with a 9-1 record against ranked opponents.
Last Time Out
Florida State went 2-0 last weekend with a 5-2 upset win over No. 14 Wake Forest and a 5-2 win over Clemson, all at home.
Numbers to Note
233 – Jennifer Hyde is the winningest women’s tennis coach in school history with 233 wins
70 – Florida State is 70-35 in singles through 20 matches, winning all six courts against FAU and Mercer
42 – Florida State is 42-10 in doubles through 20 matches and has only dropped two doubles points
24 – The Seminoles have been ranked in the ITA rankings for 24 straight weeks dating back to February 10, 2018
18 – Florida State has won 18 of 20 doubles points this season
5 – The Noles have swept their opponent five times this season including a 4-0 shutout win over Clemson during ITA Kick-Off Weekend
Noles in the Polls
In the latest Oracle/ITA poll, Florida State comes in at No. 13. This marks the 24th straight week that the Noles have been ranked in the ITA Poll dating back to February 10, 2018.
The Seminoles have one ranked singles player in 32nd ranked Carla Touly and one ranked doubles pair in 46th ranked Ana Oparenovic and Emmanuelle Salas