WACO, Texas – The No. 9 Florida State men’s tennis team opened ITA Kickoff Weekend with a 4-2 victory over San Diego on Friday afternoon at the Hurd Tennis Center.
Florida State took an early 1-0 lead by sweeping the doubles point. Loris Pourroy and Alex Bulte put the Seminoles on the brink of obtaining the doubles point after a 6-3 win on court No. 3. Maks Silagy and Joshua Dous-Karpenschif clinched the doubles point for the Noles after a 6-4 victory on court No. 2.
Sophomore Youcef Rihane, ranked No. 24 in the country, helped Florida State regain the lead following his 7-6, 6-3 win, putting FSU ahead 2-1. Junior Andreja Petrovic won in straight sets 7-6 (8), 6-3 and brought Florida State one win from the team victory.
The match-winning point came down to the wire with both Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc and Dous-Karpenschif vying for third-set victories. Dous-Karpenschif’s come-from-behind victory on court No. 6, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 sealed the win for the Noles.
Florida State improved to 5-0 this season and continues play in the ITA Kickoff Weekend on Saturday. The Seminoles are set to face off against the winner of Arizona State and 12th-ranked Baylor at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Live stats and live video will be available on Seminoles.com.