TALLAHASSEE – The 15th-ranked Florida State men’s tennis team begins ACC play this weekend when it travels to play No. 65 Virginia Tech and No. 21 Virginia.
Florida State is led by junior Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc, who is the No. 2 singles player in the nation, the highest ranking of any FSU men’s tennis player in school history. Cornut-Chauvinc enters this weekend’s matches with an 8-0 record with five of those wins coming against ranked opponents.
Cornut-Chauvinc has won three weekly honors after winning ACC’s co-Player of the Week on January 31, and earning Player of the Week and Doubles Pair of the Week on January 17.
Sophomores Maks Silagy and Joshua Dous-Karpenschif earned Florida State its fourth weekly award this season after earning ACC Doubles Pair of the Week on February 28. The pair’s 6-3 victory over UCF’s No. 48-ranked Bogdan Pavel and Lleyton Cronje clinched the doubles point for the Seminoles on court No. 1.
Youcef Rihane, ranked 89th nationally, is 9-1 and has beaten two nationally ranked players so far this year. Junior Andreja Petrovic entered the national rankings for the first time this year at 116th, and sophomore Jamie Connel is ranked 123rd in the country.
Virginia Tech is 6-4 on the season and is ranked No. 65 in the nation. Ryan Fishback and Jordan Chrysostome are ranked fourth in the nation in doubles play for the Hokies. Fishback is also ranked 86th in singles play.
No. 21 Virginia is 8-4 this spring. Jeffrey von der Schulenburg, Chris Rodesch, Inaki Montes de la Torre, and Ryan Goetz are all ranked in singles play. Goetz and Rodesch are ranked No. 8 in doubles play for the Cavaliers.
Friday’s match from Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, begins at 3 p.m. Sunday’s match begins at 1 p.m. at the Boar’s Head Tennis Center in Charlottesville. Live stats and video will be available on Seminoles.com.
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