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No. 17 Florida State Men’s Tennis Prepares For Two Ranked Opponents

Feb. 1, 2008

Tallahassee, Fla.- After losing out to the weather last weekend the No. 17 ranked Florida State men’s tennis team will play two matches this weekend against ranked opponents. The Seminoles will take on No. 27 South Alabama on Saturday, February 2 at 1:00 p.m. and No. 55 South Florida on Sunday, February 3 also at 1:00 p.m. Both matches will be played at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.

Saturday’s match with the Jaguars will be Florida State’s toughest match to date. South Alabama has the No. 8 ranked doubles team in the country Jack Baker and Marek Smarek and the No. 20 ranked singles player in Baker.

“South Alabama is really loaded up top and they have some great ranked players,” FSU head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. “It’s going to be a really close match and I think we’re going to have to play great tennis to come out on top.”

On Sunday the Seminoles welcome the Bulls from South Florida to town, a team that has gradually worked its way back into the rankings. USF already owns an upset victory over No. 32 ranked Rice and will be looking to add another big win to its resume.

“South Florida is one of those teams that is starting to get back to the level they were at several years ago,” said Hultquist. “It will be another tough challenge for us, but I think we have a strong lineup and with a good effort we can get another victory.

Admission is free for both matches. For results visit www.seminoles.com.


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