In-State Foe Florida State Comes To Town
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s tennis team returns to the Neil Schiff Tennis Center on Wednesday to host in-state rival No. 26 Florida State at 3 p.m.
The No. 37 Hurricanes (12-6, 1-5 ACC) enter Wednesday’s match looking for their third top-30 win of the season, having already defeated No. 20 NC State and No. 26 Memphis. Florida State (12-6, 2-4 ACC) has won two of its last three matches, including a victory over No. 23 Notre Dame.
Miami has had success against Florida State in recent years, winning the last three matches between the programs. Two of the three matches – 2019 and 2020 – were 4-0 sweeps for the Hurricanes, while last year’s contest was a 4-2 victory in favor of Miami.
Three Hurricanes have reached 10 singles wins in dual match play this season – freshman Martin Katz (12-4), graduate student Dan Martin (11-3) and fifth-year senior Bojan Jankulovski (10-3). Martin anchors the Hurricanes in the top singles spot, holding a 9-2 record when playing at first singles.
Freshman Casper Christensen remains the sole undefeated Hurricane this season with a 5-0 record in dual match singles play.
The doubles duo of fourth-year juniors Franco Aubone and Juan Martin Jalif have found their rhythm over the last few matches, posting a 3-0 record since becoming a doubles team in early March. The pair are 2-0 at first doubles and 1-0 at second doubles this season.
Wednesday’s match will be full of excitement on and off the court as the Hurricanes are hosting numerous giveaways throughout the match. Among the giveaways are adidas duffle bags, adidas polos, an adidas suitcase and a Miami men’s tennis match shirt. Fans can pick up raffle tickets at the entrance to the Neil Schiff Tennis Center. The first 75 fans will also receive free pizza.