Women’s tennis: No. 1 UNC edges No. 2 FSU

The nation’s top two women’s tennis teams faced off in an entertaining match on Friday afternoon.

No. 2 Florida State fell just a few points short of knocking off No. 1 North Carolina. The Tar Heels took the doubles point and then defeated FSU 4-3 to take the match.

Sasha Hill, Andrea Garcia and Victoria Allen won singles matches for FSU on what was a cold, windy day.

“We battled,” FSU coach Jennifer Hyde said. “It was an absolute heartbreaker to lose like that. We had every chance in the world to win that match. We had so many opportunities and we just, just, just missed.

“But I’m hugely proud of the effort. We are right there. We know that we can beat that team. We had our chances, we just didn’t quite get it done.”

The elements favored FSU, which played the match outdoors at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. UNC has been training indoors due to the longer winter in the Carolinas.

#1 North Carolina 4, #2 Florida State 3

Singles competition

1. #5 Alexa Graham (NC) def. Emmanuelle Salas (FS) 6-4, 6-2

2. #4 Cameron Morra (NC) def. Petra Hule (FS) 6-1, 2-6, 6-5 (9-7)

3. #111 Elizabeth Scotty (NC) def. #83 Nandini Das (FS) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 

4. Sasha Hill (FS) def. #43 Makenna Jones (NC) 6-1, 6-2

5. Victoria Allen (FS) def. #39 Alle Sanford (NC) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 

6. Andrea Garcia (FS) def. #81 Kacie Harvey (NC) 6-3, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. #30 Petra Hule/Victoria Allen (FS) def. #4 Sara Daavettila/Alexa Graham (NC) 6-3 

2. #19 Makenna Jones/Alle Sanford (NC) def. #58 Nandini Das/Andrea Garcia (FS) 6-1 

3. Cameron Morra/Elizabeth Scotty (NC) def. Sasha Hill/Emmanuelle Salas (FS) 6-2

#2 Florida State 4, Stetson 0

Singles competition

1. Emmanuelle Salas (FS) def. Danel Ashirova (STET) 6-1, 6-2

2. Petra Hule (FS) vs. Brooke Milner (STET) 6-2, 3-2, unfinished

3. Sasha Hill (FS) vs. Lucie Renault (STET) 4-6, 2-1, unfinished

4. Victoria Allen (FS) def. Noa Cohen (STET) 6-1, 6-1 

5. Alice Amendola (FS) vs. Vicky Geurinckx (STET) 6-1, 5-2, unfinished

6. Mira Stegmann (FS) def. Laia Pasini (STET) 6-2, 6-2 

Doubles competition

1. Sasha Hill/Victoria Allen (FS) def. Danel Ashirova/Lucie Renault (STET) 6-0

2. Petra Hule/Andrea Garcia (FS) def. Brooke Milner/Laia Pasini (STET) 6-2 

3. Emmanuelle Salas/Alice Amendola (FS) vs. Vicky Geurinckx/Noa Cohen (STET) 4-1, unfinished


  1. Jason Franza Reply

    Proud of our ladies’ effort. So close to taking down #1. Thanks for the coverage, Bob.

    • Bob Ferrante Reply

      Great atmosphere at tennis. Fun to watch as so many matches are going on concurrently. And free admission.

      • Jason Franza Reply

        Can’t beat that. I wish we were closer as I most certainly would be there more often than not.

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