ATHENS, Georgia – No. 28 Florida State men’s tennis (17-10) beat No. 59 Georgia State (17-8) 4-1 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia.
“Any NCAA match is going to be challenging,” head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. “I thought Georgia State played very hard and showed why they’ve had a great season this year.”
The Noles got off to a strong start winning the doubles point on courts two and three. Andreja Petrovic and Loris Pourroy led the whole match on court two while Alex Bulte and Youcef Rihane battled it out on court three to clinch for FSU.
“I thought it was important to get the doubles,” Hultquist shared. “I liked how we closed that out.”
Petrovic and Joshua Dous-Karpenschif both won singles in straight sets on court two and court six, respectively.
“I liked how Josh competed to come back and how Andy really got off to a great start and dominated his match,” Hultquist added.
On court one, Pourroy dropped the first set but instantly surged back taking the second set 6-2. He finished it off 6-3 in the third set to clinch the match for the Seminoles.
“I was really proud of how Loris came back and won in three and closed it out convincingly,” Hultquist said.
Florida State advances to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and will play tomorrow at 4 p.m. against the winner of the Georgia vs. Alabama State match.
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#28 Florida State University 4, #59 Georgia State University 1
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