Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida State women’s tennis team released its 2020 schedule on December 27, 2019. The Seminoles will compete in 24 matches this spring with 11 of those being home matches at the Scott Speicher Memorial Tennis Center in Tallahassee, Fla.
“Every year, we have the opportunity to play one of the toughest schedules in the nation, and this season is no different,” said head coach Jennifer Hyde. “The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is the toughest women’s tennis conference in the nation, with more depth throughout the league than any other conference. We really look forward to the battles that take place every weekend we compete in this incredible league. The ACC offers the best of the best in college tennis.”
The schedule includes 12 matches against ACC opponents with home matches against Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, NC State, Syracuse and Boston College. The Garnet and Gold will take on Miami, Clemson, Virginia, Wake Forest, Duke, Notre Dame, and Louisville on the road.
Florida State enters the season after coming off a historical 2019 season filled with multiple program bests including the best record (21-7) and the most ACC wins in program history (11). The Noles finished the season ranked No. 15 in the country and as the highest ranked team in the state of Florida. The Seminoles also hosted an NCAA regional for the first time since 2010.
The Garnet and Gold will begin the 2020 season in Hawaii where they will take on Washington (Jan. 17) and Hawaii (Jan. 18). Due to ending the historic 2019 season ranked No. 15 in the nation, Florida State will host the ITA Kickoff Weekend (Jan. 25-26) and welcome UCSB, Miami, and Texas A&M into Tallahassee with a chance of advancing to the National Indoor Championship in February.
The Seminoles begin March competition on the road and will travel down to the USTA National Campus to take part in the College Match Day event. FSU is slated to go head to head with Ohio State (March 1).
“We are fortunate to begin our season out in Hawaii, competing against two very good programs to kick things off,” said Hyde. “We are hosting the ITA Kickoff weekend again this year, which the host institutions earn the right to do based on national ranking. We are also slated to compete against Big Ten foe Ohio State on March 1, taking part in the USTA College Game Day celebration. At this same event two years ago, we had almost 2,000 fans on hand as we took down in-state rival Florida 4-1 in a nationally televised College Match Day event.”
Florida State’s final home weekend is April 10-12 as they host Syracuse and Boston College to close out the 2020 regular season.
The ACC Tournament will be hosted in Rome, Ga beginning on April 15 and runs through April 19.
The NCAA Tournament begins with Regionals (May 1-3) and Super Regionals (May 8-9) before the final eight teams meet in Stillwater, Oklahoma at the NCAA Final Site (May 14-23).
“It’s going to be a very exciting season,” said Hyde. “The stage is very well set for our program and for another fantastic spring full of opportunities for FSU women’s tennis to continue to achieve even greater heights again in 2020.”
Keep up with the Seminoles by visiting Seminoles.com for the latest news and scheduling information or keep up with the team on social media via Twitter (@FSU_WTennis), Facebook (/FSUWTennis), and Instagram (@FSUWTennis).
2020 WOMEN’S TENNIS SCHEDULE
|Jan. 17||Washington (at Hawaii)||3pm|
|Jan. 25||ITA Kick-Off Weekend vs UCSB||11am|
|Miami vs Texas A&M||11am/NB2|
|Jan. 31||at UCF||5pm|
|Feb. 6-10||National Indoors||All Day|
|Feb. 17||at Miami||12pm|
|Feb. 28||at FGCU||TBD|
|March 1||Ohio State C ollege Match Day (at USTA)||4pm|
|March 6||at Clemson||11am|
|March 8||at UVA||1pm|
|March 15||GA Tech||1pm|
|March 20||at Wake Forest||5pm|
|March 22||at Duke||11am|
|March 27||Virginia Tech||5:30pm|
|March 29||NC State||12pm|
|April 3||at Notre Dame||3:30pm|
|April 5||at Louisville||12pm|
|April 12||Boston College||12pm|
|April 15-19||ACC Championships (Rome, GA)||All Day|
|May 1-3||NCAA Regional (TBD)||TBD|
|May 8-9||Super Regional (TBD)||TBD|
|May 14-23||NCAA Final Site (Stillwater, OK)||TBD|
Subject to Change
All Home Matches are played at the Scott Speicher Memorial Tennis Center. In case of inclement weather matches may be moved to the FSU Indoor Tennis Courts.