NCAA Mens Tennis

Tech falls flat against No. 14 Florida State, 1-6

Tech falls flat against No. 14 Florida State, 1-6

TALLAHASSEE, FL – No. 65 Virginia Tech (8-7, 1-6) sturggles in first leg of southern roadtrip, losing to No. 14 Florida State (14-4, 4-2), 1-6, Friday afternoon.  

The Hokies would again struggle in doubles play, failing to secure a point after holding a small lead on courts one and two. Court three would be the first to fall, as Alex Ix and Michael Shepheard fell 2-6. Ryan Fishback and Maxime St. Hilaire would face a top ranked duo and fall to No. 14 Antoine-Cornut-Chauvinc and Joshua Dous-Karpenschif. Matt Harper and Alberto Orso held an early 4-2 lead before ending without a final result, stopping at 5-5. 

Tech stumbled out of the gates in singles play, dropping three straight matches as Florida State earned victories on courts three, two and four in order. 

The first team point for the Hokies came on court four, with freshman Benjamin Pomeranets earning a 6-4, 6-4 win over Joshua Dous-Karpenschif, for yet another impressive win in his freshman campaign. 

Alberto Orso fell on court six in a tiebreaker after splitting the first two sets. He fell to Azariah Rusher 5-10 in the final set tiebreaker. No. 65 Ryan Fishback continued to face tough competition, this time in the form of No. 4 Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc, falling 6-7 (6-8), 5-7, to finish out the match. 

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The Hokies look to finish the weekend with a victory against No. 50 Miami this Sunday. 

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