February 19, 2022

Pourroy Takes Down No. 20 Leading Tennis Over No. 18 MSU

Starkville, MS – For the second time in just over a week FSU’s Loris Pourroy defeated a nationally ranked singles player helping to lead the Seminoles to yet another win, this time over No. 18 Mississippi State. The Seminoles (8-2) blew past the Bulldogs 5-2 to record the team’s first ranked win of the season.

“It was a really great road win with such a young team,” said FSU Head Coach Dwayne Hultquist. “We played four freshmen today and I was really proud of the guys. We got off to a great start with the doubles beating the No. 37 team in the country at number one. Loris and Sebastian had a nice start and played great. I thought it was really key our guys on court two fought back to tie it at 5-5.

“The key to the match was the beginning of the second sets. We got four first sets and got up breaks on all of those courts and finished it off. I was also really pleased with the way Sebastian fought to get into a third set. Overall, it was a great effort. Our guys really played together and were committed to getting a tough road win.”

The Seminoles improved to 8-1 on the season in doubles in large part to the success at line one. Sebastian Arcila and Pourroy moved to 6-1 on court one upsetting the nation’s 37th-ranked doubles team taking their match 6-4. After Mississippi State tied things up, the Bulldogs were unable to continue on court two, where things were knotted at 5-5, to give the Seminoles the point.

Pourroy not only came off first in singles but he did so in convincing fashion over the nation’s 20th-ranked singles player. It was the second straight top 50 win for the Seminole junior and the reigning ACC co-Tennis Player of the Week. The Seminoles also got straight set win on lines three, four and five. Andreja Petrovic won 6-3, 6-3 on court three, Josh Dous-Karpenschif took his match 6-3, 6-2 on court four and Youcef Rihane cruised to a 6-3, 6-0 win on court five.

The Seminoles are back home Friday, February 25 to face Troy at 5:00 p.m. Florida State will take part in a simultaneous match with the FSU women’s tennis team as both programs will honor the military and welcome the FSU Marching Chiefs. For more information on the Seminole Men’s Tennis program, please follow us on social at FSUMTennis (IG) and @FSU_MTennis (TW) and log on to Seminoles.com.

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