Tallahassee, Fla. – The No. 25 ranked Florida State men’s tennis team (11-3, 2-0) earned their first ACC road win on Thursday afternoon over Clemson (7-5, 0-3), 4-0 at the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility.
“I was pleased to get off to a quick start in doubles,” said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “We got up early breaks on courts two and three then later on court one to close out doubles and gain momentum. We got a great performance out of Loris (Pourroy) and Enzo (Le Seguillon) on courts three and five, they got out to early leads.”
The Noles jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after taking their sixth doubles point of the season. Senior Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar and sophomore Richard Thongoana got FSU on the board in doubles with a 6-2 win on court three. Junior Sebastian Arcila and Marcus Walters clinched the doubles point on court two, 6-3.
The Garnet and Gold took it to the Tigers in singles, earning quick wins on courts three, four, and five to clinch the match. Freshman Loris Pourroy put on an impressive performance taking court three in straight-sets 6-0, 6-0. Junior Enzo Le Seguillon followed him up with an easy 6-1, 6-2 victory on court five. Bhullar finished off the Tigers with a quick win of his own 6-2, 6-3 to clinch his second consecutive match for Florida State.
“It’s kind of becoming a habit for Rana to clinch the wins for us as he got the win, 4-0,” said Hultquist. “I think when you play on the road it’s nice to get a strong effort like that and get out with a win and not have to extend ourselves deep into the match like we had to last weekend.”
The Noles will be back in action this Sunday, March 8 as they head to Coral Gables, Fla. to take on rivals Miami at 12 p.m.
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#25 Florida State University 4, #46 Clemson University 0
Florida State University 11-3, 2-0 ACC; National ranking #25
Clemson University 7-5, 0-3 ACC; National ranking #46
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (3,5,4)