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No. 4 Women’s Tennis Takes Down Miami 4-3

Tallahassee, Fla. – The No. 4 ranked Florida State Women’s tennis team (10-1, 1-0) took down rival Miami 4-3 on Monday afternoon in Coral Gables, Fla. to earn their first ACC win of the 2020 season.

“The girls did a fantastic job today,” said head coach Jennifer Hyde. “Setting the tone in doubles in all three spots was something we talked about specifically yesterday, knowing the level we can play at if we commit to that very early in the match.  Coming out in singles and getting four first sets pretty quickly was really important.  I think we did a good job of staying in our matches, just having complete mental effort.  Every time we go out and every time we compete, we have to be a consistent performer, that’s what we have to deliver on game days to win. Really proud of the effort today, it was a quick business trip down to Miami, feels really good to grab a win against a very good Miami team and to earn our first ACC match of the year.”

The morning started with the Noles dominating in doubles to jump out to an early one-point lead over the Hurricanes.  Junior Emmanuelle Salas and freshman Sasha Hill were the first doubles win of the day taking court three 6-4.  The No. 15 ranked duo of junior Petra Hule and freshman Victoria Allen clinched the doubles point for the Seminoles notching a 6-2 victory on court one.

The Garnet and Gold started singles by taking four of six first sets.  Miami tied the match 1-1 with a 6-1, 6-1 win on court one.  The Hurricanes didn’t lead for long as Allen quickly took care of business on court five 6-3, 6-3 to give the Seminoles a 2-1 lead.  Senior Andrea Garcia extended the lead for the Noles posting a 6-4, 6-3 win on court six over Miami’s Nada Dimovska.

Hule clinched the match for Florida State taking down Miami’s No. 85 ranked Daevenia Achong.  The junior battled to a first set tiebreak victory 7-6 (7-2).  In the second set, Hule carried the momentum from the first set and took care of business in the second set 6-2 to secure the Seminole victory.

Florida State will now travel back to Tallahassee to take on No. 1 North Carolina and Stetson on Friday, February 21st at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

“We will get another opportunity on Friday against No. 1 North Carolina at 11 a.m.  We need to get as many people out for that match as possible,” said Hyde. “We are very excited to take on a team that is one of the best in the country right now.”

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).

#4 Florida State 4, Miami 3

Singles competition

#3 E. Perez-Somarriba (UM) def. Emmanuelle Salas (FS) 6-1, 6-1
Petra Hule (FS) def. #85 Daevenia Achong (UM) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
#104 Selma Cadar (UM) def. #86 Nandini Das (FS) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8)
Florencia Urrutia (UM) def. Sasha Hill (FS) 7-6 (7-5), 4-1, retired
Victoria Allen (FS) def. Yuna Ito (UM) 6-3, 6-3
Andrea Garcia (FS) def. Nada Dimovska (UM) 6-4, 6-3

Doubles competition

#15 Victoria Allen/Petra Hule (FS) def. Selma Cadar/E. Perez-Somarriba (UM) 6-2
Daevenia Achong/Nada Dimovska (UM) vs. Nandini Das/Andrea Garcia (FS) 2-5, unfinished
Sasha Hill/Emmanuelle Salas (FS) def. Yuna Ito/Florencia Urrutia (UM) 6-4

Match Notes:
Florida State 10-1, 1-0 ACC; National ranking #4
Miami 3-3, 1-1 ACC
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (1,5,6,2,4,3)