AIR FORCE at FLORIDA STATE
Sat., Feb. 17, 12 p.m.
AIR FORCE vs FLORIDA A&M
Sun., Feb. 18, 10 a.m.
THIS WEEKEND: The Falcons (5-1) travel to Tallahassee, Florida, for a pair of non-conference women’s tennis matches against Florida State and Florida A&M, Feb. 17 and 18, respectively. The Falcons will take on the Seminoles at noon on Saturday, and the Rattlers at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
LAST TIME THEY MET: Florida State defeated Air Force, 5-2, at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State opened the match by winning the doubles point. Elizabeth Barnickel and TJ Fumagalli won, 7-5, over Andrea Garcia and Julia Mikulski, 7-5, at No. 1 to record the lone win for Air Force. The Seminoles picked up wins at No. 2 and 3 to secure the point.
Chloe Forlini defeated Gabriella Castaneda, 6-0, 6-6 retired, at No. 1 singles while Fumagalli was a 6-3, 6-3 winner at No. 2 singles to post the two Air Force wins. Florida State won No. 3-6 singles to win the match.
LAST WEEKEND: Air Force swept the weekend with a pair of wins over Rockhurst, 7-0, and UMKC, 4-3, Sunday, in non-conference action on the road.
GIDLEY HONORED AS USPTA COACH OF THE YEAR: Air Force head women’s tennis coach, Kim Gidley, was named United States Tennis Professional College Coach of the Year for the Intermountain section, announced this weekend at the USPTA regional convention. It is the fourth time that Gidley has earned the Coach of the Year honor.
Founded in 1927, the United States Professional Tennis Association is the global leader in tennis-teacher certification and professional development. With more than 15,000 members worldwide, the association raises the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches, and promotes a greater awareness of the sport.
UP NEXT: Air Force returns to action, Mar. 16, to take on conference foes, Boise State, in Boise, Idaho. The start time is still to be determined.