LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The 27th ranked Florida State men’s tennis team (13-5, 3-2) head back on the road this weekend to take on Louisville (12-7, 1-4) on Friday, March 22nd at 3:30 pm.
The Seminoles are 6-0 all-time against Louisville with four of those wins under head coach Dwayne Hultquist. The Cardinal are led by the middle of their lineup. Freshman Sergio Ramirez and senior Federico Gomez are tied for the team lead with 10 singles wins apiece. Ramirez is 6-0 on court four and 4-1 on court five. Gomez is 2-0 on court three, 5-1 on court four and 3-1 on court five.
LAST TIME OUT
Florida State earned two ACC wins, including a 7-0 sweep of Boston College and a 4-3 win over No. 11 Notre Dame. Freshman Juan Martin Jalif earned his first two singles win, both were match clinchers.
Against Notre Dame, the Noles lost the doubles point but came back to take a 3-2 lead. Notre Dame tied it up before Jalif clinched the match with a 6-4 third set win on court four.
NUMBERS TO NOTE
335 – Dwayne Hultquist is the winningest tennis coach in school history with 335 wins, 177 of them over ranked opponents.
62 – Florida State has outscored its opponents 62-30 in its first 18 matches of the season.
57 – The Florida State singles lineup is a combined 57-23 in 18 matches this season.
53 – Florida State is 53-9 at home since the start of the 2016 season including two wins over the No. 1 team in the nation
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.
37 – The Seminoles have been ranked for in the ITA rankings for 37 straight weeks dating back to February 24, 2017
34 – Redshirt senior Lucas Poullain has won 34 of his last 36 dual matches dating back to the start of the 2018 season. He is currently 10-1 in 2019.
24 – Florida State is 24-4 on courts one and two with just two losses on each court
16 – The Seminoles have been to 16 consecutive NCAA Tournaments (11th longest streak in the nation).
6 – Aziz Dougaz earned his sixth pro doubles title at the beginning of January.
NOLES IN THE POLLS
In the latest Oracle/ITA poll, Florida State comes in at No. 27. This marks the 37th 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. 84) and one ranked doubles pair in Aziz Dougaz/Alex Knaff (No. 60).
To keep up with the Seminoles, check Seminoles.com for the latest news and scheduling information, or keep up with the team on social media through Twitter (@FSU_MTennis), Facebook (/FSUMTennis), and Instagram (@FSU_MTennis).