CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The 15th ranked Florida State women’s tennis team (13-3, 5-1) head on the road this weekend for two matches. The Noles first head to Boston College (11-5, 2-5) to take on the Eagles on Friday, March 22 at 1 pm. They then head to No. 32 Syracuse (10-6, 3-4) to take on the Orange on Sunday, March 24 at 11 am.
Florida State holds a 14-2 edge of Boston College in the all-time series. All 16 matches against Boston College were under head coach Jennifer Hyde. The Eagles are led by two ranked singles players, No. 64 Yufei Long and No. 99 Kylie Wilcox. Long is 9-4 in dual matches with most of her matches on court one. She is 2-3 in the spring against currently ranked opponents, including a three-set win over No. 5 Makenna Jones. Wilcox is 7-6 in dual matches this season with a 2-1 record over currently ranked opponents.
Against Syracuse, Florida State leads the all-time series 5-2. When the two squared off last year Florida State defeated No. 25 Syracuse 4-2 in Tallahassee. The Orange are led by two ranked singles players. 40th ranked Gabriela Knutson is 11-5 in dual matches, with all of her matches played on court one. Knutson is 4-3 against nationally ranked opponents and has won eight of her last 10 matches. 90th ranked Miranda Ramirez has split time this season on courts two and three. She is 11-4 on the year with a 2-0 record against ranked opponents.
The two ranked Syracuse singles players also form Syracuse’s only ranked doubles pair. The Orange duo is ranked 71 and is 10-4 together. The two have played all of their matches on court one and are 1-2 against ranked opponents.
Last Time Out
Florida State earned two ACC wins over two ranked opponents last weekend. The Noles first defeated 31st ranked Georgia Tech in Atlanta before they came home to defeat No. 42 Notre Dame 6-1.
Numbers to Note
230 – Jennifer Hyde is the winningest women’s tennis coach in school history with 230 wins
57 – Florida State is 57-24 in singles through 16 matches, winning all six courts against FAU and Mercer
32 – Florida State is 32-9 in doubles through 16 matches and has only dropped two doubles points
27 – The Garnet and Gold are 27-12 in singles at the top three courts.
22 – The Seminoles have been ranked in the ITA rankings for 22 straight weeks dating back to February 10, 2018
14 – Florida State has won 14 of 16 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. 15. This marks the 22nd 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 26th ranked Carla Touly.