Winston-Salem, N.C. – The No. 23 Florida State men’s tennis team defeated No. 14 Wake Forest 4-2 on Friday afternoon at Wake Forest Tennis Center.
Wake Forest won the doubles point after winning 6-1 on court No.1 and 6-2 on court No. 2. Alex Bulte and Loris Pourroy won 6-3 on court No. 3.
Andreja Petrovic tied the match after his 6-3, 6-4 straight-set-victory on court No. 4 opened the scoring for the Seminoles.
After Wake Forest’s win on court No. 1 put them in the lead, Jamie Connel’s 7-6, 6-0 victory at court No. 6 evened the score. Connel won seven straight games during his match to seal the win.
Despite dropping the first set, Joshua Dous-Karpenschif’s 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 come-from-behind win on court No. 6 broke the tie and put Florida State in the lead.
With Florida State leading 3-2, the Seminoles continued to fight as both remaining matches were in third sets with Florida State requiring only one win to clinch the victory.
No. 107-ranked Youcef Rihane scored the final point to clinch the win behind a 7-5, 7-5 win on court No. 3. Rihane is the first Seminole to reach double-digit singles wins this season and has 11 total wins, including three over ranked opponents.
Florida State is now 9-4 on the season. The Seminoles travel to play No. 32 NC State on Sunday at 12 p.m. and North Carolina Central at 5 p.m. Live stats and live video for the NC State match will be available on Seminoles.com.
#23 Florida State 4, #14 Wake Forest 2
Order of Finish Singles (4,1,6,5,3) Doubles (1,3,2)
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