TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 41st ranked Florida State men’s tennis team (12-5, 2-2) came away with their eighth shutout win of the season with a 7-0 victory over Boston College (4-7, 0-4).
“I was pleased with how we played today, especially with the guys who lost the first sets and fought to come back and win their matches,” said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “Juni (Juan Martin Jalif) took home the game ball getting his first win. He did a great job of getting out front and finishing his match off. One of the keys to the match was on Richard’s court. He was down 4-1 in the first set and came back to win in a tiebreaker. After that, we came back and took control of all of the other courts. Once Richard one the first set we did not lose another set the entire match.”
The Noles started the day winning their 11th doubles point of the season after victories on courts one and two. Redshirt senior Lucas Poulain and freshman Bryn Nahrung improved 2-0 together with a 6-3 win on court two. Sophomore Sebastian Arcila and freshman Juan Martin Jalif clinched the doubles point with a 6-4 win on court one.
Lucas started off singles with a quick win to give FSU a 2-0 lead. He won 6-3, 6-2 on court one to improve to 9-1 on the year. Jalif and freshman Richard Thongoana were both on match point before the rain began to fall and the match was moved indoors.
After a hop, skip, and a jump over to the indoor courts the Seminoles quickly finished off the Eagles with a 7-6 (5), 6-1 win from Thongoana and a 6-2, 6-3 win from Jalif. It was Jalif’s first career singles win and his first career match clincher.
The Seminoles finished off the sweep with three more wins all in three sets. Junior Enzo Le Seguillon was first with a 3-6, 6-2, 1-0(7) win, he was followed by sophomore Chase Wood, and then Arcila to complete the sweep.
The Noles will be back at Speicher on Sunday as they take on No. 11 Notre Dame at 12:30 pm.
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#41 Florida State University 7, Boston College 0
Boston College 4-7, 0-4
Florida State University 12-5, 2-2; National ranking #41
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (1,2,3,5,4,6)