March 20, 2014
The singles portion of the Wake Forest match has been moved to the Indoor Tennis Courts. The 6pm match against Florida A&M has been moved indoors as well. The indoors courts are located at 2566 Pottsdamer Rd. next to the Seminole Golf Course.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –After spending three weeks away from the Scott Speicher Tennis Center, the Florida State men’s tennis team (12-5, 1-1) returns home for three matches this weekend. Friday the Seminoles take on NC State at 5:00 pm and on Sunday the team plays a doubleheader beginning with No. 18 Wake Forest at noon and Florida A&M at 6:00 pm.
“We’re glad to be back home for this weekend hosting two outstanding ACC teams and the other college tennis team in town,” said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “We look forward to having nice weather and a nice crowd out to support us before we hit the road again.”
NC State (11-4, 0-2) upset Florida State last season 5-2 although the Seminoles hold an all-time 19-4 record against the Pack. In singles play, Austin Powell is ranked No. 41 while Robbie Mudge is No. 98. Nick Horton and Sean Weber are ranked No. 27 in doubles.
Wake Forest (9-5, 0-1) is coming into the weekend with a three-match skid, which have all come to top 15 teams. The Demon Deacons dropped the Seminoles last year 4-3 with current Seminoles Michael Rinaldi and Cristian Gonzalez Mendez both winning their singles matches. Three players are ranked in singles, No. 20 Romain Bogaerts, No. 48 Adam Lee and No. 56 Maksim Kan. In doubles Bogaerts and Kan are ranked No. 58.
Florida A&M is 4-9 this season. The two teams last squared off in a dual match during the 2012 season with Florida State winning 7-0. Both teams are familiar with one another facing off during fall tournaments.
Florida State has three players ranked in singles with Gonzalez Mendez leading the pack at No. 86. Freshman Grayson Goldin is at No. 116 while junior Dominic Cotrone is No. 122. In doubles play, Cotrone and senior Blake Davis are at No. 41.
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