TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – For the first time since 2010 and the third time in program history, the Florida State women’s tennis team is set to host the first and second round of the NCAA Tennis Championship. The Noles will be hosting their regional this Friday and Saturday, May 3-4.
Florida State will take on fourth seed South Alabama Friday, May 3 at 5 pm. The first match of the day will take place at 2 pm between second-seeded UCF and third-seeded Alabama. The two winners will face off on Saturday, May 4 at 5 pm, with all three matches being held at the Scott Speicher Memorial Tennis Center.
The Seminoles earned the right to host after finishing the season with a 20-6 record. This marks the fourth time in program history that FSU has earned 20 wins in a season. Florida State was 11-3 in the conference surpassing last season’s nine ACC wins for the most in school history.
Second-seeded UCF earned an automatic berth into the tournament field as the winners of the American Conference Championship. UCF earned 4-0 wins over Memphis, Tulsa and South Florida on their way to their first AAC Championship. It was the Knights’ first conference title since they won the A-Sun in 2002.
Third-seeded Alabama earned an at-large bid into the tournament win an 18-11 overall record. The eighth-seeded, Tide fell in their first match of the SEC Tournament 4-3 to LSU. Alabama earned four wins over ranked opponents in 2019.
South Alabama earned the fourth seed in the Tallahassee Regional after winning the Sun Belt a week ago. The Jaguars beat Troy 4-0, Georgia State 4-1 and Georgia Southern 4-1 on their way to their 18th league title. USA is 22-4 this season and 8-2 in their conference.
The winner of the Tallahassee regional will advance the round of 16 at a campus site held on the weekend of May 10.