March 27, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 24 Florida State men’s tennis team travels this weekend to take on No. 54 Virginia Tech on Friday at 2:00 pm and No. 4 Virginia at 1:00 pm on Saturday. The Seminoles are 15-5 this year and 3-1 in conference play.
“After an excellent past weekend we hope to build off the momentum,” said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “Virginia Tech is a very good team. We have been going back-and-forth beating one another the last few years and always have tight matches with them. We anticipate it to be another tight ACC match especially with them having two ranked singles players.”
The Seminoles moved up 17 spots this week after going 3-0 last weekend with two upsets. Junior Cristian Gonzalez Mendez is No. 65 in singles play while junior Dominic Cotrone is ranked at 101. In doubles play, Cotrone and senior Blake Davis are ranked 41 in doubles.
On Friday the Seminoles and Hokies (8-7, 1-3) play at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center. Virginia Tech’s Amerigo Contini is ranked 19th in the country while Andreas Bjerrehus is No. 120 in singles. Bjerrehus and Contini are 64 in doubles.
Virginia (12-2, 4-0) has seven players ranked in singles with No. 4 Mitchell Frank, No. 24 Alex Domijan, No. 40 Ryan Shane, No. 59 Mac Styslinger, No. 76 Jordan Daigle, No. 106 Luca Cortinteli and No. 112 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski. In doubles, Frank and Styslinger are No. 58 in doubles while Domijan and Shane are No. 79. Saturday’s match is scheduled to be played at the Snyder Tennis Center but could be moved indoors to the Boyd Tinsley Courts.
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