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Florida State and Virginia Set for 2024 Men’s Tennis Championship

Florida State and Virginia Set for 2024 Men's Tennis Championship

CARY, N.C. ( – Florida State and Virginia will battle for the 2024 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Championship after each collected wins during Saturday’s semifinals at the Cary Tennis Park. The championship match is slated for 10 a.m. Sunday, April 21, on ACC Network Extra.

Sunday’s Championship match will mark Virginia’s fourth-straight appearance and Florida State’s second overall appearance in program history and the first since 2005, when UVA won 4-1. Virginia won its third straight ACC Championship in 2023 and its 12th in the last 15 years.

No. 1 seed Virginia grabbed a 4-1 win over No. 8 seed Duke with No. 4 Chris Rodesch clinching the match in three sets for the Cavaliers over the Blue Devils’ No. 22 Garrett Johns, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

No. 3 seed Florida State upset No. 2 seed Wake Forest, 4-3, staving off a three-point . The Seminoles grabbed the early 1-0 lead after clinching the doubles point, and quickly took a 2-0 lead with a 6-1, 6-2 win from Alex Bulte on Court 6 over WF’s Jamieson Nathan. FSU’s No. 5 Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc pushed the lead to 3-0 with a straight set 7-5, 6-4, win over No. 31 Fillippo Moroni.

With a pair of Demon Deacons up in the third set on Courts 4 and 5, Matt Thompson on Court 3 gave Wake Forest a fighting chance by winning a tiebreaker in the second set, 7-6 (7-4). No. 111 Luciano Tacchi put the Deacs’ first point on the board with a three-set, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 win over FSU’s Youcef Rihane on Court 4, while WF’s Holden Koons cut into the lead to make it 3-2 with a 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 comeback victory over Josh Dous-Karpenschif on Court 5. DK Suresh Ekambaram tied it up 3-3 for Wake Forest with a 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 comeback victory over Loris Pourroy.

Thompson’s comeback fell just short on Court 3, with FSU’s Jamie Connel clinching the match for the Seminoles, 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, to secure his team’s spot in the championship match.

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