Tallahassee, FL – Traveling to the home of the nation’s No. 10 team less than 48 hours after a match Friday night was always going to be a test for the FSU men’s tennis team. Despite numerous close matches, the Bulldogs (2-0) were able to take down the Noles 7-0 Sunday afternoon. The loss was the first of the season for FSU (3-1).
“I want to congratulate Georgia for playing very well today,” said FSU Head Coach Dwayne Hultquist. “They started very well and forced us to play from behind. Disappointed we didn’t get to finish off a few matches that were close. We’re looking forward to a big home match next week against Florida”
In singles, Loris Pourroy and Richard Thongoana pushed their ranked opponents on courts one and three. Pourroy lost to the nation’s No. 9 player 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). Thongoana stretched the 73rd-ranked player in the nation to three sets before falling 4-6, 7-5, 6-4. Sebastian Arcila (6-2, 6-3), Andreja Petrovic (6-2, 6-2), Marcus Walters (6-2, 6-4) and Chase Wood (6-2, 6-3) each lost in straight sets.
The Seminoles dropped the doubles point to open the match. Walters and Pourroy fell 6-1, Petrovic and Thongoana lost 6-4 and Alex Knaff and Arcila had a 5-4 lead over the nation’s No. 8 doubles team before the point was decided.
The Seminoles will return to action when they host No. 9 Florida at the Scott Speicher Memorial Tennis Center Sunday, January 31. The match is slated for a 1:00 p.m. start and fan attendance will be limited to 116 spectators.
For more information on the 2020-21 Seminole Men’s Tennis program, please follow us on social at FSUMTennis (IG) and @FSU_MTennis (TW) and log on to Seminoles.com.