GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s tennis team (18-10) is in Gainesville this weekend to begin play in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Florida State takes on UCF this Friday, May 3 at 12 pm.
Florida State is 15-3 all-time against UCF with their last meeting in 2017 when the Knights defeated the Seminoles 4-1. UCF (15-10) ranks 30th in the latest ITA Tennis rankings and are led by 43rd ranked Gabriel Decamps in singles. Decamps is 6-7 on the year with all of his matches on court one. He is 1-5 against ranked opponents.
UCF is 5-8 as a team against nationally ranked opponents with their top win coming against 28th ranked Oklahoma State 4-0 on March 20th.
The winner of the Florida State and UCF match will take on the winner of Florida and Florida Gulf Coast Saturday, May 4 at 2 pm.
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Numbers to Note
340 – Dwayne Hultquist is the winningest tennis coach in school history with 340 wins, 179 of them over ranked opponents.
91 – Florida State has outscored its opponents 91-63 in its first 28 matches of the season.
77 – The Florida State singles lineup is a combined 77-49 in 28 matches this season.
55 – Florida State is 55-10 at home since the start of the 2016 season including two wins over the No. 1 team in the nation
42 – The Seminoles have been ranked for in the ITA rankings for 41 straight weeks dating back to February 24, 2017
39 – Redshirt senior Lucas Poullain has won 39 of his last 44 dual matches dating back to the start of the 2018 season. He is currently 14-3 in 2019.
37 – The Seminoles enter the season with 37 years of coaching experience on the sideline. (Hultquist – 19 (Head Coach), 8 (Assistant Coach); DeHeart – 6; Cambier – 4.
33 – Florida State is 33-11 on courts one and two with just five losses on court one and six losses on court two.
17 – The Seminoles have been to 17 consecutive NCAA Tournaments (11th longest streak in the nation).
NOLES IN THE POLLS
In the latest Oracle/ITA poll, Florida State comes in at No. 28. This marks the 43rd straight week that the Noles have been ranked in the ITA Poll dating back to February 24, 2017.
The Seminoles have one ranked singles players in redshirt senior Lucas Poullain (No. 30) and one ranked doubles pairs in Aziz Dougaz/Alex Knaff (No. 82).
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