Tennis

Florida State tennis teams play at NC State

Florida State tennis teams play at NC State

On Friday, Florida State University’s men’s and women’s tennis teams faced off against North Carolina State in Atlantic Coast Conference games.

MEN’S MATCH
Florida State 4, North Carolina State 3
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The No. 29 FSU men’s tennis team recorded a big ACC win Friday night. The Seminoles beat No. 20 NC State 4-3 in a home-and-away that saw three singles games going to a third set, of which FSU took two to clinch the victory. Florida State is now 10-2 overall, 1-0 in the conference and a perfect 8-0 at home.

“It was a great college game,” FSU head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. “It was three and a half hours round trip. It’s a very good team and they have a lot of very good players. They are strong all the way down the line. It was a great win for us and a great start to the season for the ACC.

“We are a young team. Today we played three freshmen and two sophomores. I really like the way we are improving. We are improving. It’s only the start of the conference, but we’re starting to tally the wins.

The doubles point was a battle as the Seminoles faced two nationally ranked pairs. Josh Dous-Karpenschif and Maks Silagy put FSU into a 1-0 lead on the third row with a 6-3 victory. The Wolfpack equalized on the first court as the nation’s 51st-ranked pair claimed victory for NCST. On court two, Andy Petrovic and Youcef Rihane took on the nation’s No. 34 pair and took them to a tiebreaker before losing 6-7 (5-7).

The singles ended up being as close as the doubles. Stepping up to the second row didn’t seem to scare Petrovic at all as he was the first of the game tonight at 1-1 with a straight-sets 6-4, 6-3 victory over the No. 101 singles player of the ITA. The Wolfpack regained the lead with a win on the line six, but Loris Pourroy continued his impressive doubles campaign with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over the country’s 84th-ranked singles player as he went 8-1 in the duel in the evening. game at 2-2.

“I was really happy with how our guys played one and two,” Hultquist said. “They were able to get out of it quickly.”

The last three matches have all ended in a third set. The Wolfpack won the first of the matches in three sets on court three to draw within a point of the win at 3-2. It didn’t take long for the Seminoles to lose even at 3-3. Richard Thongoana bounced back from losing his opening set 5-7 to win the next two 6-3, 6-4, leaving the match until court five where Dous-Karpenschif crossed in the third to secure victory for FSU . The rookie won 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, 6-2 to win the match.

WOMEN’S MATCH
North Carolina State 6, Florida State 1
RALEIGH NC — FSU’s Petra Hule pulled off a major upset Friday by beating the nation’s ninth-ranked singles player, but the 25th-ranked FSU women’s tennis team had to play shorthanded again on Friday due to a ‘a wound. With only two doubles teams and five singles players, the Seminoles (6-4, 1-2) failed to upset the nation’s second-place team by losing 6-1 to NC State (12-1, 1-0).

Despite starting 0-1 in doubles, the Seminoles pushed two ranked doubles teams as they battled to take the game’s first point. Kianah Motosono and Olympe Lancelot faced off against the pair of doubles No. 51, losing the match and the point with the result of 4-6. On the first court, Petra Hule and Anna Arkadianou took on the nation’s No.16 pair of doubles and tied them at 5-5 when the point was decided.

In singles, all eyes were on court one where Hule, ranked No. 33 in the nation, took on No. 10 Jaeda Daniel. Hule lost the first set 0-6 before fighting back to win the second set 6-3. Hule dominated the tiebreaker winning 10-3. It was the third ranked doubles win of the season for the Australian who entered 2022 with seven career wins over nationally ranked singles opponents.

“It was a great college game,” FSU head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. “It was three and a half hours round trip. It’s a very good team and they have a lot of very good players. They are strong all the way down the line. It was a great win for us and a great start to the season for the ACC.

“We are a young team. Today we played three freshmen and two sophomores. I really like the way we are improving. We are improving. It’s only the start of the conference, but we’re starting to tally the wins.

The doubles point was a battle as the Seminoles faced two nationally ranked pairs. Josh Dous-Karpenschif and Maks Silagy put FSU into a 1-0 lead on the third row with a 6-3 victory. The Wolfpack equalized on the first court as the nation’s 51st-ranked pair claimed victory for NCST. On court two, Andy Petrovic and Youcef Rihane took on the nation’s No. 34 pair and took them to a tiebreaker before losing 6-7 (5-7).

The singles ended up being as close as the doubles. Stepping up to the second row didn’t seem to scare Petrovic at all as he was the first of the game tonight at 1-1 with a straight-sets 6-4, 6-3 victory over the No. 101 singles player of the ITA. The Wolfpack regained the lead with a win on the line six, but Loris Pourroy continued his impressive doubles campaign with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over the country’s 84th-ranked singles player as he went 8-1 in the duel in the evening. game at 2-2.

“I was really happy with how our guys played one and two,” Hultquist said. “They were able to get out of it quickly.”