Winston-Salem, NC – It will feel good to get home. The Seminole men’s tennis team has spent a week on the road and faced four straight ranked opponents. On Saturday, it was No. 11 Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, NC. FSU pushed the Demon Deacons in doubles and singles but couldn’t pull off the upset falling 5-2.
Yesterday, Loris Pourroy was on the verge of a Top 100 singles win when the match was clinched and he didn’t get to complete the upset. Today, Pourroy was able to complete his match and secured a win over a ranked opponent that he wasn’t able to finish Friday. The Seminole redshirt-freshman took down the nation’s 107th-ranked singles player 6-4, 3-6, 7-6. Richard Thongoana also secured a point for the Noles. After dropping the first set 2-6, he won the second 7-6 and then secured the victory with a 13-11 win to settle the match.
The doubles point was once again within reach for the Seminoles. The point came down to line one after Chase Wood and Andreja Petrovic evened things up at 1-1 with a 6-4 win. Alex Knaff and Sebastian Arcila gave the nation’s 18th-ranked doubles team everything they could handle before falling 6-4.
The Seminoles (5-9, 0-6) will return home to face their fifth-straight ranked opponent when they host No. 21 UCF Friday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Scott Speicher Memorial Tennis Center. FSU will then hit the road to face yet another ranked opponent when the team travels to Gainesville for a Sunday afternoon match versus the seventh-ranked Gators.
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