Florida State University men's team 10th in the ITA Rankings

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Florida State University men's team 10th in the ITA Rankings

The Florida State University men's tennis team moved up to 10th in this week's ITA rankings, after the rankings were released Wednesday following a 3-0 start to the two-game season. As reported by the Florida University website, Florida defeated Georgia.

Florida will host FAU at 1pm on Saturday. Admission to matches at the Scott Speicher Memorial Tennis Center is free. Florida is led by Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc, who is the No. 12 singles player in the nation. All three of his singles wins this season have been over ranked opponents, including #1 singles player Ethan Quinn from Georgia.

Youcef Rihane, ranked 24 nationally, is also 3-0 in singles. Sophomore Jamie Connel, who is ranked 53rd in the country, is 2-0 with a win over the 21st nationally ranked player against Georgia. Junior Andreja Petrovic's two victories also include a classified victory over the 70th individual finisher.

FSU is second among the six ACC teams in the top 25 this week, trailing only first-ranked Virginia, and ahead of 14th-ranked Wake Forest, No. 18 North Carolina, No. 20 Duke and no. 21 NC State.

About Florida State

Florida State University is one of the leading public universities in the US state of Florida.

Founded in 1851, it is the oldest university in the state still active. It is headquartered in the state capital, the town of Tallahassee. The university is made up of 15 distinct colleges and 39 institutes and research centers.

Each year it awards around 2 000 bachelor's degrees in more than 300 study subjects. Research activity is also highly developed, with about 300 new PhDs each year. He is also a member of the National Sea Grant College Program and the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, two national research programs specializing respectively in coastal and marine environmental protection and aerospace research.

Florida State is home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, a laboratory of excellence in magnetic field research. In addition, taxol was synthesized here in 1989, a molecule with important applications in the treatment of tumors.

The main subjects taught and researched are: natural sciences, social and political sciences, cinema, engineering, visual arts and theatre, economics, medicine and law. The College of Social Work is the nation's largest. Photo Credits: Florida State website