W. Tennis Falls To Syracuse, 4-3, In Regular Season Finale

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Syracuse’s Ines Fonte defeated Florida State’s Olympi Lancelot to give the game its final match at the Orange a 4-3 women’s tennis victory at the Scott Speicher Tennis Complex. Fonte won the third set tiebreaker by a 7-4 margin to gain the 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 7-6 (7-4) victory and give Syracuse the victory. The Seminoles lost to the doubles point after Florida State’s comeback attempt to win the match, but the first five singles matches of the stormed back.

Florida State concludes the regular season with a 14-9 record and a 6-6 record in ACC play. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Seminoles who enter this week’s ACC Championships in Rome, Ga., Having won five of their final seven games of the season. The Orange is now 9-10 overall and 3-9 in ACC play.

Both teams will play in the ACC Tournament beginning Thursday at the Rome Tennis Center. The eighth-seeded Seminoles face the ninth-seeded Notre Dame while the 10th-seeded Orange face is the seventh seeded Wake Forest. The Seminoles and the Irish are set to begin at 3:30 pm while the Orange and the Deacons are scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m.

Florida’s State’s Lancelot and Lesedi Jacobs started the day well for the Seminoles as they won their first completed doubles match. But a pair of ranked Orange teams (# 86 Shiori Ito and Sofya Treshcheva along with # 40 Miyuka Kimoto and Polina Kozyreva) both won their respective matches for the all-important doubles point.

Florida State then went to the singles matches, winning three consecutive points to tie the match. The Seminoles obtained victories by Jacobs, Anna Arkadianou and No. 7-3 Petra Hule to square the match at 3-3. Hule defeated Viktoriya Kanapatskaya by a 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-1 win in her 15th win in her last 16 matches. Her record is 20-1 in singles play this spring with wins coming in 12 of her 13 ACC games.

Jacobs, who won both singles and doubles in six singles and doubles, has now won six consecutive matches against the Seminoles’ last three matches in Notre Dame, Boston College and Syracuse.

Florida State closed out their home record with a 9-4 record on Speaker Courts.

Florida State’s game against Notre Dame is a rematch of a game won by the Seminoles, 4-3, in South Bend on April 10th. The Seminoles are 1-0 against the ACC Championship Playoffs in Notre Dame as they won a 4-3 win over the Irish in the 2015 Conference Championship in Cary, NC

Singles
2. Miyuka Kimoto (SU) def. Vic Allen (FSU) 6-2, 6-1
5. Shiori Ito (SU) def. Kianah Motosono (FSU) 6-3, 6-1
4. Lesedi Jacobs (FSU) def. Polina Kozyreva (SU) 7-5, 6-4
3. Anna Arkadianou (FSU) def. Zeynep Erman (SU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
1. # 7 Petra Hule (FSU) def. Viktoriya Kanapatskaya (SU) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-1
6. Ines Fonte (SU) def. Olympe Lancelot (FSU) 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 7-6 (7-4)
(listed in order of finish)

Doubles
3. Olympe Lancelot / Lesedi Jacobs (FSU)) def. Ines Fonte / V. Kanapatskaya (SU) 6-1
2. # 86 Shiori Ito / Sofya Treshcheva (SU) def. Vic Allen / Kianah Motosono (FSU)) 6-2
1. # 40 Miyuka Kimoto / Polina Kozyreva (SU) def. # 68 Petra Hule / Anna Arkadianou (FSU) 6-4
(listed in order of finish)

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