South Bend, Ind. – FSU men’s tennis (13-5, 5-3 ACC) continue conference play Friday afternoon when they take on Notre Dame at 3:30 p.m. at the Courtney Tennis Center. The Irish (10-10, 4-4 ACC) enter Friday on a two-match losing streak, but are 9-2 at home this year. Last season, Notre Dame was 3-3 in the conference when they pulled off the 4-3 win in Tallahassee over No. 32 Florida State.
While FSU took the doubles point, the Irish were able to win four singles matches, including a Court 1 matchup where No. 17 Quentin Monaghan beat No. 106 Benjamin Lock in straight sets. The two should face off again this season, with Lock ranked No. 12 in the country and Monaghan the only ranked Notre Dame player at No. 33.
The Seminoles have split matches each of the past two weekends and have lost four consecutive doubles points after dropping just two in the first two months of the season. Against Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech, the Seminoles were able to recover and win four and five singles points, respectively. At 5-3 in the ACC, the Seminoles must continue to win in the hopes of locking up a Top 4 spot in the conference and receiving a first day bye in the ACC Tournament next month.
Friday’s match is part of a doubleheader between FSU and Notre Dame, with the women’s teams taking the court at the same time. After Friday, Florida State returns home to face No. 18 Oklahoma for the fifth consecutive season. Sunday’s match will take place at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center and stream live on ESPN3 with Tom Block and Scott Treibly handling commentating duties, while Tony Whitehurst will report from the sidelines.
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