April 16, 2022 - by

Karpenschif & Silagy Lead No. 31 Men’s Tennis to 4-1 Win at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA – No. 31 Florida State men’s tennis (15-9, 5-7) closed out the regular season with a 4-1 win at No. 58 Georgia Tech (8-13, 3-9) on Saturday afternoon.

“It was a great win for us today given we had a disappointing loss on Thursday night,” head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. “We really bounced back well. There’s a lot of people that deserve a lot of credit.”

The Noles had an excellent start in doubles, featuring a win on court one by Maks Silagy and Josh Karpenschif over the No. 6 doubles pair in the nation. The win was Silagy and Karpenschif’s third victory of the season over a ranked doubles pair.

Loris Pourroy and Bryn Nahrung clinched the doubles point on court two while Alex Bulte and Youcef Rihane were only one game away from also earning a win.

“Bryn stepped in at two doubles and played great with Loris and clinched it after Maks and Josh got the win at one,” Hultquist added. “I thought we played really good doubles today, and we were in position to win the third doubles as well.”

Rihane doubled the lead for FSU with a straight-set win on court four for his second singles win of the weekend.

On court one, No. 44 Pourroy fought hard to extend his match against No. 64 Andres Martin by winning a tiebreak in the second set. Sebastian Arcila was in a tiebreak on court three when the match concluded.

“I thought Loris and Sebastian extending their matches was really important and really gained us momentum,” Hultquist shared.

After dropping the first set, Silagy battled back to win 6-2 in the second and third sets to set up the Noles to clinch. Karpenschif clinched the win on court five with a dominating third set, finishing 6-1.

“Josh and Maks really stepped it up after losing the first sets,” Hultquist said. “They really played convincingly in the last little bit to get the win.”

Florida State will begin play in the ACC Tournament on Thursday in Rome, Ga.

#31 Florida State University 4, #58 Georgia Tech 1

Singles competition

  1. #64 Andres Martin (GT) vs. #44 Loris Pourroy (FSU) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 0-1
  2. Marcus McDaniel (GT) def. Richard Thongoana (FSU) 6-0, 6-3
  3. Keshav Chopra (GT) vs. Sebastian Arcila (FSU) 7-5, 6-6 (1-1)
  4. Youcef Rihane (FSU) def. Chen Dong (GT) 6-4, 6-4
  5. Joshua Karpenschif (FSU) def. Brandon McKinney (GT) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-1
  6. Maks Silagy (FSU) def. Angel Guerrero (GT) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Doubles Competition

  1. Maks Silagy and Joshua Karpenschif (FSU) def. #6 Andres Martin and Marcus McDaniel (GT) 6-4
  2. Loris Pourroy and Bryn Nahrung (FSU) def. Pablo Schlecher and Brandon McKinney (GT) 6-3
  3. Keshav Chopra and Angel Guerrero (GT) vs. Youcef Rihane and Alex Bulte (FSU) 3-5

For more information on the Seminole Men’s Tennis program, check Seminoles.com and follow us on social media at FSUMTennis (IG) and @FSU_MTennis (TW).

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