TALLAHASSEE – The Florida State women’s tennis team plays Arkansas on Friday and either Stanford No. 8 or Kansas State on Saturday at the ITA Kickoff Weekend hosted by Stanford University.
The Seminoles are 3-0 at home in 2023 after a perfect opening weekend. FSU defeated FGCU 6-1 on Friday before defeating a doubleheader over Mercer and FAMU 7-0 and 4-0 on Sunday.
Senior Vic Allen and Junior Ellie Schoppe lead the Seminoles with three singles wins. Allen was dominant in the first weekend of the season, winning 37 games out of 43 played and winning four of six sets with service, including 6-0, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-0 in Sunday’s final score in second-place singles. Schoppe also showed off her championship, winning 6-0, 6-4 at No. 5 on Friday before beating Mercer 6-2, 6-0 at No. 4 and 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 against FAMU.
Junior Anna Arkadianou, the No. 52 singles player nationally, is No. 1 this season after a 6-3, 7-5 win over FGCU 1-0. She also has a 2-0 doubles mark at No. 1 with Allen and a partnership with freshman Millie Bissett for a 5-2 lead in doubles at No. 1 on Sunday against FAMU in a match that didn’t end after the team’s colon was clinched. Schoppe teamed with elder Kianah Motosono for back-to-back wins in No. 2 doubles, earning a 6-0 win over FGCU and a 6-1 win over Mercer.
Senior Mila Saric is 2-0 in both singles and doubles, winning straight sets at 2nd place in singles against FGCU and 1st place win over Mercer, and teaming with Alice Amendola in redshirt sophomore wins against Mercer and FAMU. Amendola picked up a 6th-ranked individual win over FGCU and led 6-2, 5-1 in 5th-ranked FAMU to claim the team victory.
FSU’s freshman trio, consisting of Bissett, Cade Cricchio and Kristyna Lavickova, are all 1-0 in singles this season. Bissett had a 6-4, 6-1 win in 5th place over Mercer, while Cricchio had a perfect 6-0, 6-0 win in 6th place over FAMU and Lavickova in 6th place 6-0, 6-2 won. 6 against Mercer. Cricchio and Lavickova combined in a 6-1 win over FAMU in doubles No. 3. Sophomore Olympe Lancelot won 6-3, 7-5 in 3rd place in singles against Mercer and led 6-3, 3-0 in 4th place against FAMU when the game was decided. She also teamed with Bissett in a 6-4 No. 3 doubles win over Mercer.
Arkansas is 2-0 this season after winning a doubleheader at Arkansas State on Saturday. The Razorbacks are led by Carolina Gomez Alonso, who is ranked 36th in singles nationally. Stanford is 1-0 and has four players in singles, led by Connie Ma at No. 11, and has the country’s No. 36 doubles duo Alexis Blokhina and Alexandra Yepifanova. Kansas State is so far this season with a 1-1 win over FAU and a loss to FGCU.
Florida State and Arkansas are scheduled for a first serve Friday at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. The winners of Friday’s games will meet on Saturday at 4:00 PM ET, and the losing teams from Friday will meet on Saturday at 1:00 PM ET. Live stats and live video for all games will be available on Seminoles.com.
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