February 27, 2020 - by
No. 15 Men’s Tennis Takes On Oklahoma at USTA and Georgia Tech For ACC Home Opener

Tallahassee, Fla. – The No. 15 Florida State men’s tennis team (9-2, 0-0) heads back to Lake Nona, Fla. this time to take on No. 42 Oklahoma (7-3, 0-0) at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 28.  The Seminoles will then travel back to Tallahassee to host No. 46 Georgia Tech (6-4, 0-1) on Sunday at 1 p.m. for the ACC home opener at the Scott Speicher Memorial Tennis Center.

The Garnet and Gold trail 6-2 in the all-time series against Oklahoma.  The last time the two teams met was a season ago in Norman, Okla. when the Sooners won 4-1.  Oklahoma is coached by longtime Florida State assistant Nick Crowell who is now in his fourth season with the Sooners.

Oklahoma is led by their two ranked singles players in Mason Beiler No. 100 and Jake Van Emburgh who is ranked No. 107. 

The Seminoles will travel home to host No. 46 Georgia Tech for their ACC home opener on Sunday.  Florida State comes into the match with a 7-0 record at home this season.  The Noles are 36-31 all-time against the Yellow Jackets.  The Noles last took on Georgia Tech a season ago in Atlanta when they fell 4-3 for their first loss of the 2019 ACC play.

The Yellow Jackets are led by their lone ranked player, freshman Andres Martin who is No. 65 in the latest Oracle/ITA rankings.

Last Time Out
Florida State extended their home winning streak with two wins over Tennessee Tech (5-2) and Buffalo (6-1) at the Scott Speicher Memorial Tennis Center.

Noles In The Polls
Florida State is coming into this weekend’s play ranked No. 15 in the latest Oracle/ITA rankings.  The Noles lineup features two ranked singles players in seniors Alex Knaff No. 82 and Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar who comes in at No. 104.

Numbers to Note
350– Dwayne Hultquist is the winningest tennis coach in school history with 350 wins.
2– Florida State travels to Lake Nona, Fla. for the second time this 2020 season
69– The Seminoles are 69-11 at home since the start of the 2016 season
17– The Seminoles have been to 17 consecutive NCAA Tournaments.
8– The Garnet and Gold return eight student-athletes from a season ago.
15- Florida State men’s tennis team is ranked No. 15
82– Senior Alex Knaff leads the Seminoles on court one and is ranked No. 82
104– Senior Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar remains in the ITA singles rankings at No. 104

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)

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