MIAMI, Fla. – The No. 30 Florida State men’s tennis team (12-7, 2-5) dropped an away match 4-0 at No. 36 Miami (13-6, 2-5) on Wednesday afternoon.
“I thought we had a little bit of a slow start at doubles,” head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. “We were in the position to win doubles up breaks at both one and two and had a couple match points to win the doubles, and I thought that really swung the momentum their way.”
In a tight doubles match, Andreja Petrovic and Loris Pourroy earned the win on court two, but the Noles were unable to claim the doubles point as a team. No. 77 duo Maks Silagy and Josh Karpenschif dropped a close match 7-5 on court one while Alex Bulte and Youcef Rihane fell on court three against the Hurricanes’ top two singles players.
Karpenschif and Pourroy both won the first set in singles play, and Karpenschif was one game away from winning on court four. Rihane lost set one in a tiebreak and was even with Miami when the match concluded.
After a tough score line in set one, John Bernard fought back in the second set to force a tiebreak but was unable to close it out to keep the Noles playing.
“I thought we were going to make a run back, but they were able to come back and close it out at number six,” Hultquist said. “I think we’re still playing with a bunch of young guys, and we’re going to have to become more consistent in our effort each and every day.”
FSU returns to the court Saturday at Boston College at 6 p.m. The Noles are undefeated in the all-time series against the Eagles.
#36 University of Miami 4, #30 Florida State University 0
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