Honolulu, Hawai’i – Florida State women’s tennis is set to begin it’s 2020 season on the road, traveling to Honolulu, Hawai’i where the Seminoles will play two matches against the No. 14 Washington Huskies (Jan. 17) and the host Hawai’i (Jan. 18) at the UH Tennis Complex.
“We are pumped to kick off the spring season, and what better way to do it than out here in Hawai’i against two solid teams, No. 14 Washington and a very dangerous University of Hawai’i squad,” said head coach Jennifer Hyde. “Our training has been intense and now we get the opportunity to put ourselves in the heat of battle, which is right where we like to be. I’m really looking forward to seeing how we compete and how we play through these match situations. I can’t wait for 10 a.m. on Friday to officially start what will be a very exciting 2020 spring season”
First, the Noles face the University of Washington this Friday (Jan. 17), who was ranked No. 14 in the latest ITA rankings. In the only other meeting between the two teams, the Huskies won by one point (4-3) in 2011. The Garnet and Gold look to tie up the all-time series as they are coming off a historical 21-7 season just a year ago.
On Saturday (Jan. 18), FSU will take on the hosting school, Hawai’i. The 2018 season was the last time the Florida State women’s tennis program was in Hawai’i for the Rainbow Wahine Invitational where they experienced a brief scare that saw the state of Hawai’i get put under a ballistic missile warning. The Seminoles are ready to put that experience behind them and leave the state with two wins to start the 2020 spring season.
Numbers To Note
292- Jennifer Hyde is the winningest women’s tennis coach in school history with 292 wins
16– The Seminoles are currently No. 16 in the ITA rankings
21– Florida State is coming off a 21-7 2019 season
4– The Garnet and gold return four student-athletes from a season ago and welcome four newcomers to the team this season.
Noles in the Polls
In the latest Oracle/ITA poll, Florida State comes in at No. 16. The Seminoles also have one ranked doubles pair in junior Emmanuelle Salas and freshman Victoria Allen, who come into the season ranked No. 14 in the nation.
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