April 10, 2022 - by

No. 33 Men’s Tennis Downs Virginia Tech on Senior Day

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 33 Florida State men’s tennis (14-8, 4-6) beat Virginia Tech (6-15, 2-8) 4-1 on Sunday at Scott Speicher Memorial Tennis Center as the Noles celebrated their seniors at the final home match of the season.

“I loved how we came out and took care of business in doubles again,” head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. “We dominated both at two and three and got the early start. I think when we get a good start, we play well and play from ahead.”

Both courts two and three claimed 6-1 wins in doubles to give the Noles a 1-0 lead. It was Alex Bulte and Youcef Rihane’s third straight doubles win on court three while Andreja Petrovic and Loris Pourroy improved to 4-0 this spring.

Florida State won four first sets to open singles play, including senior Richard Thongoana on court three with a comeback win 7-5. He closed it out with a dominant win in the second set 6-1 to extend the Noles’ lead.

Maks Silagy, in only his third singles appearance this season, notched a win on court six while Petrovic clinched the win on court two, both in straight sets.

“I thought the determining part of the match was the end of the first sets, and there were a bunch of tight matches going on,” Hultquist added. “Maks got a first set, and very quickly we got four first sets when it could have been just two. Once we got to four, we controlled the match, got up in the second sets and finished it off.”

Florida State travels for the final two regular season matches this week to face Clemson Thursday at 5 p.m. and Georgia Tech Saturday at 12 p.m.

#33 Florida State University 4, Virginia Tech 1

Singles competition

  1. #55 Loris Pourroy (FSU) vs. #78 Ryan Fishback (VT) 6-3, 4-5, unfinished
  2. Andreja Petrovic (FSU) def. Alvaro Ariza (VT) 6-3, 6-3
  3. Richard Thongoana (FSU) def. Michael Shepheard (VT) 7-5, 6-1
  4. Youcef Rihane (FSU) vs. Carlo Donato (VT) 4-6, 3-3, unfinished
  5. Scott Sculley (VT) def. Josh Karpenschif (FSU) 6-2, 6-4
  6. Maks Silagy (FSU) def. Alberto Orso (VT) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles competition

  1. Maks Silagy/Josh Karpenschif (FSU) vs. Ryan Fishback/Alvaro Ariza (VT) 2-5, unfinished
  2. Andreja Petrovic/Loris Pourroy (FSU) def. Scott Sculley/Matt Harper (VT) 6-1
  3. Alex Bulte/Youcef Rihane (FSU) def. Carlo Donato/Michael Shepheard (VT) 6-1

For more information on the Seminole Men’s Tennis program, check Seminoles.com and follow us on social media at FSUMTennis (IG) and @FSU_MTennis (TW).

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