Florida State Men’s Tennis Team Advances to Super Regionals After Defeating UCF

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Written By Blue & Gold NLR Team

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, the No. 10 seed Florida State men’s tennis team secured a 4-1 victory over UCF in the Tallahassee Regional, propelling them to their second Super Regional appearance in three seasons.

This achievement also marks the fifth time in program history that the Seminoles have advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s last 16 teams.

Despite losing the doubles point in a closely contested match, Florida State rebounded strongly in singles play. The team quickly won the first set on all six courts before a lightning warning interrupted the competition. After a two-hour-and-10-minute delay, the match resumed indoors.

The indoor setting seemed to favor Florida State, as Jamie Connel secured a swift 6-2, 6-2 victory at No. 3 singles, followed by Loris Pourroy’s dominant 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 2 and Youcef Rihane’s 6-3, 6-3 triumph at No. 4, putting the Seminoles in a clinching position.

Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc, ranked No. 4 nationally in singles, sealed the victory for Florida State with a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles. Cornut-Chauvinc’s stellar performance extends his season record to 25-2, with eight consecutive singles victories.

Head coach Dwayne Hultquist praised the team’s resilience and performance, highlighting their determination and unity. He also commended the players for their exceptional play and teamwork, emphasizing their dedication to each other and the game.

With this victory, Florida State advances to the Super Regional round, where they will face the winner of the match between No. 7 seed Tennessee and Memphis. The details regarding the match location, date, and time will be announced once the matchups are finalized.

The Seminoles’ impressive display of skill and determination has positioned them among the top contenders in the NCAA Tournament, as they aim to continue their momentum and advance further in the competition.”

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