TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State men’s tennis team fell to No. 46 Miami Thursday night, 4-2.
The Seminoles fell behind early after losing the doubles point to Miami. The Hurricanes took court one 6-3 from Marcus Walters and Loris Pourroy. UM clinched the doubles point with a 6-4 win on court three over Chase Wood and Andreja Petrovic.
“I felt like we got off to a good start in the doubles,” said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “We were up breaks on two courts but they swung it and that really changed the momentum of the match. If we got the doubles point we had some chances because we won a bunch of first sets.”
Miami expanded their lead to two after a 6-1, 7-5 win on court two over Alex Knaff. The Seminoles narrowed the lead to one after Chase Wood took care of business on court six, 6-3, 6-3.
“Chase has played really well late into the season,” said Hultquist. “I am proud of him and Sebastian as well.”
Miami took a 3-1 lead with a three-set win on court one over Pourroy. Loris lost the first set 4-6 before forcing a third set with a 6-2 win in the second set. He would go on to lose the third set 6-2.
Sebastian Arcila brought the lead to within one once again for the Seminoles with a straight-set win on court four. He took the first set 6-4 and clinched the match on court four with a 7-5 second set win.
The match would come to an end in a third set on court three as Richard Thongoana won the first set 6-4 and lost the second set 6-3. Thongoana could never take the lead in the final set as he would lose 6-4.
Florida State finishes its home schedule and celebrates senior day tomorrow at noon against Boston College.