TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 15th ranked Florida State women’s tennis team (9-2, 1-1) heads on the road for their first two road ACC matches of the season. The Seminoles take on Virginia Tech (5-5, 1-2) Friday, March 1 at 3 p.m. before they head to Pitt (4-6, 0-4) to take on the Panthers on Sunday, March 3 at 11 a.m.
The Seminoles lead the all-time series against Virginia Tech 18-4. Under head coach Jennifer Hyde, the Seminoles are 13-3 against the Hokies, which included an 11 match win streak. Last time the two teams met was a season ago. The Seminoles defeated Virginia Tech 7-0 at home before losing to the Hokies 4-3 in the ACC Tournament.
Virginia Tech is led by their leading singles winner, Samantha Gillas. Gillas is 8-2 this spring with a 3-2 record on court three, a 3-0 record on court four and a 2-0 record on court five. She has won five straight matches heading into this weekend but has yet to take on a ranked opponent.
Florida State also leads its all-time series with Pittsburgh. The Noles have yet to lose to the Panthers as they lead 6-0 in the series. The two squared off during the 2018 regular season when Florida State beat Pitt 7-0.
Pitt is led by their lone ranked player, No. 99 Claudia Bartolome. Bartolome is 6-4 this spring with a 3-4 record on court one and a 3-0 record on court two. She is 1-2 against ranked opponents during the 2018-19 season.
Last Time Out
Florida State hosted No. 3 Duke and came up short losing 5-2. The Seminoles captured their 10th doubles point in 11 matches and got off to a promising start in singles, winning two first sets. Duke came back to take five of the six singles courts. Junior Nandini Das was the lone Seminole to win her singles match. She earned her second straight ranked win after taking down No. 108 Kaitlyn McCarthy in three sets.
Numbers to Note
226 – Jennifer Hyde is the winningest women’s tennis coach in school history with 226 wins
39 – Florida State is 39-14 in singles through 11 matches, winning all six courts against FAU and Mercer
23 – Florida State is 23-6 in doubles through 11 matches and has only dropped one doubles point
19 – The Seminoles have been ranked in the ITA rankings for 19 straight weeks dating back to February 10, 2018
19 – The Garnet and Gold are 19-7 in singles at the top three courts.
10 – Florida State has won 10 of 11 doubles points this season
8 – Nandini Das heads into the weekend riding an eight-match win streak. This includes a perfect 5-0 record this spring.
5 – The Noles have swept their opponent five times this season including a 4-0 shutout win over Clemson during ITA Kick-Off Weekend
3 – Florida State won its third straight match over the Gators on Tuesday and are now 3-0 against ranked teams in 2019
Noles in the Polls
In the latest Oracle/ITA poll, Florida State comes in at No. 15. This marks the 19th straight week that the Noles have been ranked in the ITA Poll dating back to February 10, 2018. The Seminoles come in at No. 11 in this week’s USTA Poll.
The Seminoles have one ranked singles player (Carla Touly – 32).