Tallahassee, Fla.- For the fourth consecutive season, No. 21 Florida State men’s tennis (6-1) heads to Lake Nona, Fla. and the USTA National Campus, to take on No. 2 Florida (6-1) as a part of the USTA’s College MatchDay series Saturday, February 1st.
First serve of the top-25 matchup is slated for 5 p.m. and will be aired live on the Tennis Channel+ in front of a sold-out crowd and shown on the Tennis Channel Sunday at 9 a.m.
The annual rivalry has become a main event of the USTA College MatchDay Series. Florida State is 4-1 all-time in Lake Nona including two straight wins over the Gators in 2017 and again in 2018.
Series Information- No. 21 Florida State vs No. 2 Florida
UF (6-1, 0-0 SEC)/ 2018 Synopsis: 25-4 overall, 12-0 SEC
Series History: Florida leads 59-22
Home: 8-25 | Away: 12-30 | Neutral: 2-2
Last Time Out: May 4, 2019 at Florida (L 0-4)
Numbers to Note
347- Dwayne Hultquist is the winningest tennis coach in school history with 347 wins.
17- The Seminoles have been to 17 consecutive NCAA Tournaments.
8- The Garnet and Gold return eight student athletes from a season ago.
30- Florida State has outscored their opponents 30-12 in their first seven matches of the season.
25- The Florida State singles lineup is a combined 25-9 in seven matches this season.
9- The Seminoles doubles lineup is a combined 9-6 in seven matches this season
2 – Florida State is 2-1 all-time against the Gators in Lake Nona, beating them 4-2 in 2017 and 4-3 in 2018.
Noles in The Polls
In the latest Oracle/ITA poll, Florida State comes in at No. 21. The Seminoles also have one ranked singles player in senior Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar, who comes into the season ranked No. 92 in the nation.
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