TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Florida State men’s tennis team continue where they left on Friday, as redshirt senior Jose Gracia and freshman Chase Wood took home first place in the Houndstooth doubles bracket.
“I was pleased with how the team competed overall on another very hot day,” said associate coach Ryler DeHeart.
Gracia and Wood defeated Pallares and Voges from Memphis 6-3, 6-0. This marked the fourth fall doubles tournament title for Gracia in his career, and the third doubles win and first championship for the freshman Wood.
“It is always a good day when you take a title, which Jose (Gracia) and Chase (Wood) did today in strong fashion,” said DeHeart. “Jose has continued to be a dominant player especially in doubles for the Noles.”
Seniors Terrance and Terrell Whitehurst lost a tough one in doubles to Broska and Foshey of Mississippi State 8-4, before withdrawing from their second doubles match.
In singles, the Noles were able to go 3-1 on the day. Wood continued the strong start to his career as he defeated Zhe Zhou of Alabama, 6-3, 6-0.
“Chase bounced back from a tough day yesterday to dominate his opponent today,” said DeHeart.
Both Whitehurst brothers won their singles matches in straight sets. Terrance dominated Nathan Griffin of Notre Dame, 6-3, 6-3, and Terrell beat Eric Rutledge of Rice 6-4, 6-3.
“Terrance and Terrell lost a tough one in doubles this morning, both rebounded quickly earning straight set victories in singles,” said DeHeart. “Terrell has been making some big improvements in his tennis fitness and it has really showed this weekend.”
Play will begin tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET with one round of singles play.
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