SURPRISE, Ariz. – Florida State men’s tennis junior Alex Knaff and sophomore Sebastian Arcila advanced to the second round of the doubles main draw at the Oracle ITA Fall Championships after a straight-set win over Toby Boyer and Micah Klousia of Nebraska.
In the first set, the Noles and Huskers swapped points until it was tied 4-4. At 2-2 Florida State was down 40-15 while serving before coming back to take the point to hold on serve and make it 3-2. Knaff and Arcila held serve at 4-4 for the Garnet and Gold to make it 5-4. Florida State finally broke Nebraska on a crucial deuce point to take the first set 6-4.
The Seminoles took the momentum into set two jumping out to an early 2-1 lead before breaking Nebraska to improve their lead to 3-1. Knaff and Arcila caught fire as they won five straight games to take the second set 6-1 and the match.
Knaff and Aricla will be taking on Brian Berdusco/Johannes Ingildsen of Florida tomorrow in the round of 16.
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Alex Knaff/Sebastian Arcila def. Toby Boyer/Micah Klousia (Nebraska) 6-4, 6-1