Tallahassee, FL – Florida State has been selected to host the first two rounds of the 2021 NCAA Women’s Tennis Tournament and was also named the No. 1 seed in the regional. This is the second consecutive time FSU has been selected to host an NCAA Regional and the fourth time in program history.
Florida State is currently ranked No. 6 in the nation and is coming off one of the most successful regular seasons in school history. The Seminoles finished 11-2 and second in the ACC, the program’s highest-ever finish and posted a 16-5 record including a 12-1 record at home.
“We are excited about the opportunity to host the most prestigious event in college tennis,” said FSU Head Coach Jen Hyde. “In a unique year, to be one of the top 16 teams chosen to host makes it all the more exciting, and proves what an outstanding season we’ve had to this point.
“I want to thank our administration and our events and facility staff for putting us in the position to be chosen to host the first two rounds of the NCAA Championships. This will be a special event for all the student-athletes and a fantastic opportunity for our women’s tennis program to continue to thrive and advance during the NCAA Championship time of year, the best time of the season.”
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 5-3 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. 7 (NC State), No. 11 (UVA), No. 12 (Georgia Tech), No. 13 (Florida), No. 20 (Miami), No. 30 (Old Dominion), No. 31 (Wake Forest) and No. 45 (Syracuse).
Florida State was named the seventh-overall seed. Along with the Seminoles, the NCAA Tallahassee Regional will also feature Alabama State, Oklahoma State and Auburn. FSU will open with Alabama State Friday at 4:00. The Cowboys and Tigers will start the tournament Friday at 1:00.
Tickets will go on sale at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 4th. Fans can purchase tickets via Seminoles.com or by calling the FSU ticket office (850-644-1830). The Speicher Tennis Center will be at 50% capacity. Tickets will be general admission (except for center sections) and fans will be required to wear masks inside the venue.
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