TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 5 Virginia men’s tennis team (16-3, 7-2 ACC) picked up a 4-1 victory at No. 31 Florida State (14-8, 4-5 ACC) on Friday (April 5) in Tallahassee, Fla.
The Cavaliers won the doubles point and used victories on the top three singles courts to secure the win. Senior Henrik Wiersholm (Kirkland, Wash.) clinched the match with his victory on court three.
In doubles, junior Carl Soderlund (Stockholm, Sweden) and sophomore Matthew Lord (Bloomfield, Conn.) started things off with a 6-4 victory on court two. The Seminoles’ tandem on court three picked up a 6-3 win to even the score. On court one, Wiersholm and freshman Brandon Nakashima (San Diego, Calif.) were tied 6-6 with Alex Knaff and Sebastian Arcila, sending their match into a tiebreaker. The UVA duo won the tiebreaker, 7-4, to secure the doubles point.
In singles, five of the six courts split their first two sets while the remaining court was in a tiebreaker to decide the second set when play was abandoned. The Seminoles Sebastian Arcila picked up a win on court five to tie the match at one. Söderlund, who won his first set, but dropped his second against No. 39 Lucas Poullain, won his deciding set 6-3 to put UVA ahead 2-1. Nakashima rebounded from being edged 6-4 in his second set to win his third set 6-4 over Alex Knaff on court two to give Virginia a 3-1 lead. Wiersholm rallied from a 4-2 deficit in the third set to win 7-5 over Juan Martin Jalif to clinch the victory.
The Cavaliers close out the road trip at No. 24 Miami (16-6, 7-2) on Sunday, April 7 at 12 p.m. Live scoring for the match will be available through a link posted on VirginiaSports.com.