February 27, 2016 - by

Men’s Tennis Renews Rivalry with Gators Saturday

Gainesville, Fla. – Searching for its first victory in the series since 2007, the 35th-ranked FSU men’s tennis team heads to Gainesville to face No. 41 Florida Saturday afternoon at the Ring Tennis Center. The Seminoles (8-2) are coming off a pair of wins last weekend in Tallahassee, while Florida (4-3) enters the match having lost at No. 6 Ohio State on Sunday.

The Seminoles are led by a pair of ranked players, No. 16 Benjamin Lock and No. 85 Marco Nunez. In doubles, the pair are a perfect 7-0.

For Florida, Elliott Orkin (22), Chase Perez-Blanco (30), Diego Hidalgo (50), Alfredo Perez (77), and Joshua Wardell (124) are all ranked in the ITA standings. The Gators also trot out the top-ranked doubles tandem in the country in Hidalgo and Gordon Watson, while Orkin and Maxx Lipman rank No. 32.

All-time, Florida holds a 55-20 advantage and the Seminoles have not won in Gainesville since 1997.

For more information on Florida State tennis, check Seminoles.com for the latest news and scheduling information, or keep up with the team on social media through Twitter (@FSU_MTennis), Facebook (/FSUMTennis), and Instagram (@FSU_MTennis).

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