Tallahassee, FL -- The Florida State women's tennis team won eight of its final nine matches to shoot up the polls to earn its highest ranking in school history at eleventh.
"Probably the last four or five weeks have been pretty amazing," Jennifer Hyde says. "Just sitting back and seeing the team come together and play the best tennis of the year so far. That's what you want this time of year."
Falling one point shy of capturing their first ACC championship.
Jennifer Hyde adds, "We put ourselves in a position to win a title and that is the closest the program has ever been to winning a title. Literally one point from a championship."
After a (1-4) start in the ACC, the 'Noles closed out the season with wins over Virginia, North Carolina, and Duke twice to emerge as a major player not only in the conference, but the nation.
Hyde adds, "We've come leaps and bounds from where we were two to three months ago. It's been a lot of fun to see everybody get their work done nad see things come together."
In the ACC tournament Florida State played four straight days of matches, proving they're fit for the NCAA tournament schedule.
Hyde adds, "We knew that fitness was not going to be an issue for us when we came into the lengthy part of the week and weekend battle.
It's good to know you never have to have that as consideration for why you might come up short, is you get too tired versus your opponent. We're not having that problem and we're not going to have that problem."