NCAA Mens Tennis

FSU Opens Home Slate With Top-20 Showdown

FSU Opens Home Slate With Top-20 Showdown

TALLAHASSEE – The 16th-ranked Florida State men’s tennis team hosts No. 7 Georgia in FSU’s home opener Sunday.

In last season’s NCAA Tournament, Florida State traveled to Athens and won two matches, including defeating the 11th-seeded Bulldogs in the second round, to advance to the Round of 16 for the first time since 2009. The 4-3 victory began with the Seminoles claiming the doubles point before earning wins at the No. 3, No. 5 and No. 6 singles courts to capture FSU’s first NCAA Tournament victory over Georgia.

Florida State is 2-0 in 2023 after defeating Hawai’i and Cal in Honolulu last weekend. Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc, who is ranked No. 12 in the nation in singles, 24th-ranked Youcef Rihane and Joshua Dous-Karpenschif all boast perfect 2-0 marks in singles play.

Jamie Connel, the 2022 SoCon Freshman of the Year, made his FSU dual-match debut with a victory against Cal at No. 5 singles. Loris Pourroy teamed with Andreja Petrovic to claim victory at No. 3 doubles and then won in straight sets at No. 3 singles against Hawai’i. Petrovic added a straight-set win at No. 3 singles against Cal. Barnaby Smith and Alex Bulte won in straight sets at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively, at Hawai’i.

Georgia was voted the SEC’s preseason favorite by the conference’s coaches. The Bulldogs have five players in the national singles rankings, led by No. 1 overall Ethan Quinn and No. 10 Philip Henning, as well as doubles duos ranked 19th and 55th.

First serve Sunday is set for 1 p.m. at the Scott Speicher Memorial Tennis Center. Admission is free. Live stats and live video will be available.

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