TALLAHASSEE– The Florida State women’s tennis team (7-5. 2-2 ACC) defeated 19th-ranked Wake Forest 5-2 on Friday in an intense matchup.
“Unreal effort by the team today,” assistant coach Mark Ardizzone said. “We had to fight through a lot of adversity and found a way to get a win.”
The Seminoles kicked off the match with a win at No. 2 doubles but dropped the No. 1 and No. 3 contests to give the Demon Deacons a 1-0 lead.
Florida State quickly tied the match up 1-1 when senior Vic Allen defeated Anna Brylin 6-4, 2-0, due to injury. Brylin is ranked No. 42 in the national singles rankings.
The Seminoles took the 2-1 lead when freshman Kristyna Lavickova won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 6 singles. Shortly after, junior Ellie Schoppe extended the lead to 3-1 with a dominant 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 4.
The last three matches all went to a third set and graduate student Mila Saric clinched the match with a 6-7 (6), 7-6 (2), 6-0 win at No. 5 singles. Sophomore Olympe Lancelot won at No. 3 singles 2-6, 7-6 (5), 3-2 by retirement to give Florida State the 5-2 victory.
Florida State returns to action at home on Sunday against North Carolina State at 12 p.m. Admission to matches at the Scott Speicher Memorial Tennis Center is free. Live stats will be available on Seminoles.com.
#48 Florida State 5, #19 Wake Forest 2
1. #38 Casie Wooten (WF) def. #70 Anna Arkadianou (FSU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
2. Vic Allen (FSU) def. #42 Anna Brylin (WF) 6-4, 2-0
3. Olympe Lancelot (FSU) def. Brooke Killingsworth (WF) 2-6, 7-6 (5), 3-2, retired
4. Ellie Schoppe (FSU) def. Nevena Carton (WF) 6-1, 6-2
5. Mila Saric (FSU) def. Whitley Pate (WF) 6-7 (6), 7-6 (2), 6-0
6. Kristyna Lavickova (FSU) def. Maddie Lynch (WF) 6-1, 6-1
1. #16 Anna Brylin/Brooke Killingsworth (WF) def. Vic Allen/Kianah Motosono (FSU) 7-6 (6)
2. Anna Arkadianou/Millie Bissett (FSU) def. Casie Wooten/Mia Ahmad (WF) 6-1
3. Nevena Carton/Whitley Pate (WF) def. Kristyna Lavickova/Ellie Schoppe (FSU) 7-5
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,6,4,1,5,3)
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