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FSU women’s tennis prepares for Sweet 16

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The Seminoles also have 4 heading to the singles, doubles championship

Perrone Ford

From soccer to golf, FSU is knee-deep in championship season.

Making a run alongside other spring sports in the postseason has been Florida State’s women’s tennis team, who for the second time in the last three seasons have made it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

The Jen Hyde-led Seminoles have had fantastic 2021, earning the program’s highest-ever ACC Tournament ranking after an 11-2 conference record in the regular season.

Though the quest for a conference title fell short, FSU’s resume earned it a No. 7 seed and hosting privileges for the first two rounds — along with NCAA Tournament single (Giulia Pairone and Emmanuelle Salas) and double (Nandini Das and Andrea Garcia) selections.

FSU faces off against Texas A&M on Sunday, with the match starting at 1 p.m. The Aggies (21-7) entered into the tournament as the No. seed.

“Getting to the Sweet 16, I’ve been doing this a long time, and it is tough,” Hyde said to Seminoles.com after FSU’s Round of 32 win. “Everybody is good at this point. Being at home, hosting was a tremendous help. It’s not easy and this team absolutely battled today. I think our maturity came through today and the composure the team showed in a really stressful situation. They handled it like rock stars. You have to have those chops and those guts and when we get down to Orlando we are going to have to bring that every single time we step on the court. We got better[vs. Auburn] being pushed like that.”

You can watch the stream of FSU vs. A&M here.

As for the singles and doubles completion, those start May 23 and concludes on May 28 with all matches being played at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida.