JACKSONVILLE, Fla.(February 4, 2024)—South Carolina State men’s tennis dropped a tough 2-5 decision to North Florida Saturday (Feb. 3) afternoon at UNF Tennis Complex.

UNF (1-2) started off strong sweeping the doubles point.

The Bulldogs (0-2) won at the singles spot with No.2 Mikalai Bankou def. Juan Pablo Cenoz (4-4, Retirement) and at the No. 3 spot Aissa Benchakroun def. Andres Scott (7-5, 1-6, 6-3).


  1. Jonas Hartenstein (UNF) def. Novak Novakovic (SCSU) 6-4, 7-5
  2. Mikalai Bankou (SCSU) def. Juan Pablo Cenoz (UNF) 4-4, Retirement
  3. Aissa Benchakroun (SCSU) def. Andreas Scott (UNF) 7-5, 1-6, 6-3
  4. PJ Kotan (UNF) def. Benjamin Niv (SCSU) 6-2, 1-0, Retirement
  5. Breno Marques (UNF) def. Ivan Pauliuchenka (SCSU) 6-1, 6-4
  6. Chase Healey (UNF) def. Gabriel Johnson (SCSU) 7-5, 6-1


  1. Jonas Hartenstein/Andreas Scott (UNF) def. Aissa Benchakroun/Bejamin Niv (SCSU) 6-3
  2. Juan Pablo Cenoz/PJ Kotan (UNF) def. Novak Novakovic/Mikalai Bankou (SCSU) 6-4
  3. Breno Marques/Chase Healey (UNF) vs. Ivan Pauliuchenka/Gabriel Johnson (SCSU) Unfinished


  • UNF 1-2, SC State 0-2
  • Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (4,2,5,6,1,3)

NEXT UP: The Bulldogs return to action Monday (Feb 5) on the road at Coastal Carolina in a 1 p.m. start.
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