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Men's tennis: @ #19 FSU tomorrow preview and ACC Update

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Posted: Feb 21, 2019 3:02 PM
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The ITA (the college tennis governing body) released the first computer rankings of the season yesterday. And as always with the 1st rankings of the year, there was some big movement. Here is how the ACC stacks up (ITA ranks 50 teams).

Ranking, team

2 Wake Forest
4 Virginia
5 North Carolina
12 Notre Dame
19 Florida State
29 NC State
35 Miami
44 Louisville
50 Duke
Clemson, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and Boston College are unranked

national top 25

1 Ohio State
2 Wake Forest
3 Texas
4 Virginia
5 North Carolina
6 Stanford
7 Florida
8 Illinois
9 Mississippi State
10 Columbia
11 Baylor
12 Notre Dame
13 TCU
14 UCLA
15 Oregon
16 Alabama
17 Minnesota
18 Michigan
19 Florida State
20 LSU
21 Oklahoma
22 Oklahoma State
23 Penn
24 USC
25 Vanderbilt

full national top 50
https://www.itatennis.com/ITA/Results_Rankings/2018-2019%20Rankings/201819DIMen/2018-2019_DI_Men_s_Team_Rankings/DI_Men_s_National_Team_Rankings_-_Feb._20__2019.aspx



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Tomorrow at 5:30 Clemson plays vs #19 Florida State in Tallahassee.

FSU is 9-2 on the season
FSU best wins: 4-1 vs #32 Texas Tech, 4-3 vs #40 Cal, 4-0 vs #45 Florida Atlantic
Losses: 4-1 vs #7 Florida, 4-2 vs #30 Tulane

Projected FSU singles lineup:

1. Aziz Dougaz, Senior. La Marsa, Tunisia
2. #63 Lucas Poullain, Senior. Nantes, France
3. Alex Knaff, Junior. Luxembourg, Luxembourg
4. Richard Thongoana, Freshman. Johannesburg, South Africa
5. Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar, Junior. Oslo, Norway
6. Chase Wood, Sophomore. Knoxvile, TN

they may also put Juan Martin Jalif, Freshman. Salta, Argentina in the lineup as he has played at 3 or 4 in a few matches. It's also possible that Dougaz is not healthy still. I'm not sure on his status.

Analysis
I don't expect Clemson to be able to beat FSU. They have a versatile talented lineup without any real weak spots. If Dougaz is out then it'll help Clemson a little bit. But I can't see a way Clemson can win enough courts. Clemson could get the doubles point and then hope for 3 singles matches. Jacob Jahn has been strong at 6 for Clemson recently, winning vs both SC and GSU, being the lone bright spot in both of those matches. Another challenge for Clemson will be playing in the heat for the first time this year as it's supposed to be into the mid 80s tomorrow in Tally.

Prediction: 5-2 FSU

I'll update this thread tomorrow with the live scoring links once it gets close to 1st serve


starting in a few minutes


Posted: Feb 22, 2019 5:27 PM
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http://stats.statbroadcast.com/mobile/?id=257089

Looks like Dougaz is indeed out. And they won't be playing Bhullar either. So freshman Enzo Le Seguillon slides in at 6.

For us the only changes are Dodens moving to 4 and Kelaidis to 5. And in doubles Dodens/Jahn are playing 1 doubles


fsu takes doubles***


Posted: Feb 22, 2019 6:31 PM
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FSU wins 4-0***


Posted: Feb 22, 2019 7:43 PM
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