Tallahassee, Fla. – The No. 25 ranked Florida State men’s tennis team (10-3, 1-0) head on the road for their first two true away matches of the season. The Noles will first take on Clemson (7-4, 0-2) in South Carolina on March 6th at 6 p.m. and then head to Miami to face the Hurricanes (9-2, 2-0) on March 8th at 12 p.m.
The Seminoles lead the all-time series against the Tigers 24-20. Florida State is 7-6 against Clemson on the road in South Carolina under Hultquist. The last time these two teams met was a season ago when FSU took down Clemson 4-0 in Tallahassee. Clemson has no ranked singles or doubles players.
Against Miami, the Seminoles trail 51-19 in the all-time series. The last time the two teams met was last season when the Hurricanes shutout Florida State 4-0 down in Lake Nona, Fla. at the USTA National Campus.
Miami is led by their lone ranked singles player, No. 39 Adria Soriano Barrera. The Hurricanes also have two ranked doubles pairs. Leading the way in doubles for Miami is the 23rd ranked pair of Franco Aubone and Benjamin Hannestad. Their top-ranked singles player, Barrera, teams up with Francisco Bastias to form the No. 56 doubles pair rounding out the rankings for Miami.
Last Time Out
Florida State traveled to Lake Nona, Fla. to play Oklahoma at the USTA National Campus. The Seminoles fell 4-3 in a hard-fought battle. The Garnet and Gold then traveled back home to open up ACC play against Georgia Tech where they extended their home streak with a 4-1 win over the Yellow Jackets.
Noles In The Polls
Florida State is coming into this weekend’s play ranked No. 25 in the latest Oracle/ITA rankings. The Noles lineup features two ranked singles players in seniors Alex Knaff No. 74 and Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar who comes in at No. 109.
Numbers to Note
351– Dwayne Hultquist is the winningest tennis coach in school history with 351 wins.
25- Florida State men’s tennis team is ranked No. 25
24– The Seminoles lead the all-time series against Clemson 24-20
17– The Seminoles have been to 17 consecutive NCAA Tournaments.
8– The Garnet and Gold return eight student-athletes from a season ago.
74– Senior Alex Knaff leads the Seminoles on court one and is ranked No. 74
109– Senior Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar remains in the ITA singles rankings at No. 109
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