TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s tennis team finished the 2019 season ranked No. 15 in the country, their second highest finishing ranking in program history.
“There’s no doubt that this past season was one for the history books,” said head coach Jennifer Hyde. “I am so very proud of the team and staff and everything they were able to accomplish, not only battling out on the court but in the classroom as well.”
The Noles had multiple program bests, including the best record (21-7) and the most ACC wins in program history (11). The Seminoles also hosted an NCAA regional for the first time since 2010. Florida State also finished the season as the highest ranked team in the state of Florida.
Individually Florida State placed three on the All-ACC team – Carla Touly (second team), Emmanuelle Salas (second team) and Ana Oparenovic (third team). Oparenovic also earned ITA Southeast Region Senior Player of the Year. This Seminole trio also competed in the NCAA Individual Championships, Touly in singles and Salas and Oparenovic in doubles.
Florida State also showed excellence in the classroom as they boasted a 3.708 Spring GPA, for the highest GPA in a semester in program history. The Garnet and Gold were led by senior Julia Mikulski in the classroom as she finished the spring with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
“The team was able to have one of the most successful tennis seasons in the history of the program, while also attaining the highest grade point averages as well,” said Hyde. “That is a tough ask of any team, given the expectations and demands of our Florida State program. I wish this season could last forever, but at the same time, we are so excited about what is around the next corner. Our incoming fall 2019 class is very strong, and those young ladies, coupled with our amazing group of returnees, gives us all so much to look forward to next season. Even bigger things are ahead for this program.”
The Seminoles return four players from this past season for the 2019-20 season.