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Fan Guide to College MatchDay

Complimentary tickets for March 1 available on

Brian Ormiston  |  February 24, 2020

College MatchDay is back on Sunday, March 1, with a Top-10 women’s event as Florida State tangles with Ohio State. Before making your way to Lake Nona, read up on everything you need to know for the match.


  • No. 6 Florida State vs. No. 10 Ohio State – Women

  • Rankings as of Feb. 26

Date and Time

  • Sunday, March 1

  • First serve: 4 p.m.

  • Gates open: 3 p.m.


  • USTA National Campus (Collegiate Complex)

  • Address: 10000 USTA Blvd., Orlando, FL 32827

  • Phone: (844) 872-8667

  • Note: There is construction on Lake Nona Blvd. Please drive safely and stay alert.



  • Parking is free and is first-come, first-serve.

RV Parking

  • Fans with RVs are directed to park in the back row of the main parking lot.

Bus Parking

  • Bus lane is located near the front of the main parking lot.

Prematch Festivities

  • Starting at 3 p.m., fans can enjoy tailgating games, face painting and much more, all for free.

  • A free interactive College MatchDay kids’ clinic, powered by Net Generation, will begin at 3 p.m. There will be three 15-minute sessions held at the Collegiate Center.

  • There also will be giveaways throughout the night.

  • Merchandise, food and refreshments (including adult beverages) will be available for purchase.


  • The match will air live on Tennis Channel.

Match Format

  • Doubles will open the match. The first team to win two of the three doubles matches earns one overall team point. Matches are one six-game set.

  • Following doubles, six singles matches take place (best of three sets). Each match is worth one team point.

  • The first school to secure four team points wins the match.


  • The national anthem and team introductions will take place on Collegiate Center court 3 (side facing the parking lot), while the match will use courts 1-6.

Previous Meetings

  • According to Ohio State, Florida State leads the all-time series, 6-1, which includes matches in 1979 and 1980.

  • However according to FSU, it leads by only a 4-1 margin, and it does not include the decisions in 1979 and 1980.

  • In their last meeting, the Buckeyes captured their first win over the Seminoles, a 4-0 triumph in 2017.