TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 22nd ranked Florida State women’s tennis team (11-3, 3-1) heads on the road this Friday to take on No. 31 Georgia Tech (6-6, 3-2) at 3 pm before coming home to host No. 42 Notre Dame (10-5, 3-3).
The Noles are 19-16 all-time against Georgia Tech with an 8-7 record against them in Atlanta. The Yellow Jackets are led by their number one singles player Kenya Jones. Jones currently ranks 11th in the country and is 7-3 in dual matches and 3-4 against ranked opponents. In doubles, Jones has teamed up with Jeanette Lin. The two are ranked 73rd in the latest ITA doubles rankings and are 2-3 on court one with a 1-2 record against ranked opponents.
Notre Dame leads the all-time series with FSU 4-3. After losing the first three in the series the Seminoles are now on a two-match win streak against the Fighting Irish. Florida State last beat Notre Dame a year ago in Indiana 6-1. The Irish are led by their 58th ranked singles player Zoe Spence. She is 7-5 in dual matches with a 6-4 record on court one, she is 2-2 against ranked opponents. Spence has teamed up with Cameron Corse to form the 57th ranked doubles pair in the country. The two are 2-1 on court one.
Last Time Out
Florida State lost to Texas 4-1. After taking the doubles point for the 13th time in 14 matches the Noles lost four first sets. Four matches were forced to third sets but the Longhorns came out on top taking courts two, four, five and six.
Numbers to Note
228 – Jennifer Hyde is the winningest women’s tennis coach in school history with 228 wins
48 – Florida State is 48-21 in singles through 14 matches, winning all six courts against FAU and Mercer
29 – Florida State is 29-7 in doubles through 14 matches and has only dropped one doubles point
23 – The Garnet and Gold are 23-10 in singles at the top three courts.
21 – The Seminoles have been ranked in the ITA rankings for 21 straight weeks dating back to February 10, 2018
13 – Florida State has won 13 of 14 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. 22. This marks the 21st straight week that the Noles have been ranked in the ITA Poll dating back to February 10, 2018. The Seminoles stay at No. 11 in this week’s USTA Poll.
The Seminoles have two ranked singles player No. 30 Carla Touly and No. 109 Nandini Das