ROME, Georgia – No. 32 Florida State men’s tennis (16-10) fell to No. 6 Virginia (20-5) in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament in Rome, Georgia. The Cavaliers were the No. 1 seed in the tournament after an undefeated regular season in the conference.
“I was pleased with some of our guys’ efforts,” head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. “I thought Virginia really showed why they were the regular-season conference champion and one of the top teams in the country.”
Bryn Nahrung and Alex Bulte started strong in doubles, but FSU was unable to take the doubles point.
“I thought Virginia did a great job of coming out strong in the doubles,” Hultquist said. “They basically did to us what we did to them in Tallahassee a couple weeks ago.”
Virginia continued its momentum into singles as the Noles battled hard each game. Joshua Dous-Karpenschif won the first set on court six 7-5 after facing an early deficit.
Richard Thongoana bounced back in the second set on court three after a tight loss in the first set. Thongoana was tied 3-3 in the second set when the match finished.
“We’re looking forward to getting back to Tallahassee, taking finals, and just focusing on tennis before the NCAA Tournament,” Hultquist added.
The NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament draw will take place on May 2 at 6 p.m. The first round of matches is May 6-8.
#6 University of Virginia 4, #32 Florida State University 0
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