March 12, 2023

No. 23 Florida State Defeats NC Central, Falls to No. 32 NC State

Durham, N.C.– The No. 23 Florida State men’s tennis team defeated NC Central, but fell to No. 32 NC State on Sunday afternoon.

Florida State took an early 1-0 lead after winning the doubles point against NC Central after victories by Joshua Dous-Karpenschif and Youcef Rihane and Barnaby Smith and Maks Silagy. The Seminoles won on both courts No. 1 and No. 2 by a 6-1 margin.

Silagy earned his first dual win of the season in singles play after earning the Seminoles their second point of the afternoon with a 6-0, 6-1 victory on court No. 5.

Sophomore John Bernard’s 6-1, 6-2 straight-set win at No. 6 gave him his first win of the season and Florida State a 3-0 lead.

In their first appearances at courts No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 Andreja Petrovic, Jamie Connel and Alex Bulte’s straight-set victories all but cemented the Seminoles second 7-0 victory of the season.

Barnaby Smith’s 6-4, 6-3 victory at No. 4 clinched the 7-0 win for Florida State.

NC State won the doubles point after winning 6-2 on court No.1 and 6-3 on court No. 2. Silagy and Smith won 6-2 on court No. 3 for the Seminoles.

Straight-set-victories on courts No. 3 and No. 4 gave the Wolfpack match point, before Luca Stahheli’s win at No. 2 clinched the match for NC State.

No. 4-Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc led No. 77-Damien Salvestre 5-3 in the third set when the match concluded.

Dous-Karpenschif and Connel both won their first sets before the match concluded, with Dous-Karpenschif winning 7-5 and Connel winning 6-4.

Florida State is now 10-5 on the season. The Seminoles return home to play Louisville on Friday at 5:30 p.m. Live stats and live video will be available on

#32 NC State 4, #23 Florida State 0

Singles Competition

  1. #4 Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc (FSU) vs. #77 Damien Salvestre (NCSU) 6-3, 4-6, 5-3 (unfinished)
  2. Luca Stahheli (NCSU) def. Loris Pourroy (FSU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
  3. Braden Shick (NCSU) def. #107 Youcef Rihane (FSU) 6-2, 6-4
  4. Robin Catry (NCSU) def. Andreja Petrovic 6-0, 6-1
  5. Joshua Dous-Karpenschif (FSU) vs. Fons Van Sambeek (NCSU) 7-5 (unfinished)
  6. Jamie Connel (FSU) vs. Joseph Wayand (NCSU) 6-4 (unfinished)

Doubles Competition

  1. #55 Robin Catry/Luca Staeheli (NCSU) def. Alex Bulte/Loris Pourroy (FSU) 6-2
  2. #29 Rafa Izquierdo Luque/Joseph Wayand (NCSU) def. Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc/Joshua Dous-Karpenschif (FSU) 6-3
  3. Maks Silagy/Barnaby Smith (FSU) def. Braden Shick/Fons Van Sambeek (NCSU) 6-2

Order of Finish      Singles (4,3,2)      Doubles (3,2,1)


#23 Florida State 7, NC Central 0

Singles Competition

  1. Petrovic (FSU) def. Sebastian Pino (NCCU) 6-4, 6-1
  2. Jamie Connel (FSU) def. Oliver Saarinen (NCCU) 6-1, 6-3
  3. Alex Bulte (FSU) def. Kareem Abdul Hakim (NCCU 6-1, 7-6
  4. Barnaby Smith (FSU) def. Naresh Bharathy (NCCU) 6-0, 6-1
  5. Maks Silagy (FSU) def. Shaka Cristellotti (NCCU) 6-0, 6-1
  6. John Bernard (FSU) def. Facundo Olmedo (NCCU) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles Competition

  1. Youcef Rihane/Joshua Dous-Karpenschif (FSU) def. Sebastian Pino/Oliver Saarinen (NCCU) 6-1
  2. Maks Silagy/Barnaby Smith (FSU) def. Kareem Abdul Hakim/ Naresh Bharathy (NCCU) 6-1
  3. John Bernard/Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc (FSU) vs Liam Murtaugh/Shaka Cristellotti (NCCU)

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