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The Daily Nole — May 7-8, 2021: FSU Women’s Tennis Advances with Win Over Alabama State

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Lead Story

Florida State women’s tennis opened the NCAA Tournament on Friday and had no trouble with Alabama State.

The No. 7 nationally-seeded Seminoles easily advanced to the round of 32 with a 4-0 win. After winning the doubles point, FSU’s Victoria Allen, Petra Hule and Andrea Garcia all won in straight sets to seal the deal.

FSU didn’t lose a single set in the dual and didn’t allow the Hornets to win more than four games in any set. With the victory, FSU improves to 17-5.

The Seminoles will be back in action on Saturday in Tallahassee in the round of 32 to face Auburn. The Tigers topped Oklahoma State on Friday, 4-2.

Between the Lines

In addition to FSU’s tennis victory, FSU baseball topped Notre Dame on Friday, 5-2. FSU softball fell at Pittsburgh, 6-5. In the NCAA Championships, FSU beach volleyball split a pair of duals. After topping Stanford 3-0, the Seminoles fell to USC, 3-1.

On the Agenda

In addition to FSU women’s tennis’ dual with Auburn, FSU softball will visit Pittsburgh for a doubleheader. The first game begins at 1 p.m. ET and both contests will air on ACC Network Extra. FSU baseball will be at Notre Dame in a contest that begins at 1 p.m. ET and airs on ACC Network. FSU beach volleyball will try to keep its season alive against LSU in the NCAA Championships. The dual begins at 2 p.m. ET and airs on ESPN2.

News and Notes

FSU track and field’s Trey Cunningham was named to The Bowerman 2021 Men’s Pre-Conference Championships watch list.

FSU men’s golf’s John Pak will take part in the Walker Cup on Saturday and Sunday.

3-star tackle Aliou Bah committed to FSU on Friday.

FSU hoops’ Sardaar Calhoun has entered the transfer portal.

Helpful Links

Noles247: Scouting Report, OL Aliou Bah: Strength and attitude
Tomahawk Nation: Three up, three down: No. 18 FSU baseball downs No. 7 Notre Dame behind timely hitting, dominant pitching
Chop Chat: FSU football: Impact of full capacity at Doak Campbell this fall

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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