CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The ninth-seeded University of Miami men’s tennis team will travel to Cary, N.C., to compete against eighth-seeded Florida State in the ACC Championship on Thursday, April 24 at 9 a.m.
The winner of the No. 53 Miami (14-10, 4-7 ACC) vs. No. 30 Florida State (17-10, 5-6) matchup will face top seeded No. 4 Virginia in the second round on Friday at 9 a.m.
Miami fell to the Seminoles, 6-1, in the last regular-season match on Saturday, April 19. It was a tight match, with Miami taking one victory from the three doubles matches, and sending all but two singles matches into three sets.
Senior No. 68 Omar Aly is ranked fifth in the ACC from the number one position, with his record of 9-5. Gabriel Flores is also ranked fifth in the ACC from the number two position with a solid season record of 10-4. Diego Soto is in the third spot among leaders in the number three position, and Henrique Tsukamoto is second among the leaders at the number six position. The pair of Aly and Wilfredo Gonzalez are sitting in seventh in the ACC among doubles in the number one position with their record of 9-3.
Miami is 8-9 overall at the ACC Championship in its nine seasons in the league, posting a team-best 3-1 record in 2008 when the Canes defeated Maryland, North Carolina and Florida State on their way to the championship match against Virginia. The Cavaliers defeated the Hurricanes, 4-0, in the finals.
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