HONOLULU, Hawai’i – The No. 21 ranked Florida State men’s tennis team (2-0) continued where they left off yesterday with another 7-0 domination of the University of Hawai’i (0-2).
The Garnet and gold had a repeat performance in the doubles competition as they ran through the Warriors, winning all three doubles matches. Seniors, Terrance and Terrell Whitehurst earned the first doubles victory for the Noles with an impressive 6-1 win over Eric Kenneth and Aleksa Lazarevic. Not far behind, redshirt seniors Lucas Poullain and Jose Gracia clinched the doubles point in a 6-1 win of their own. Senior Guy Iradukunda and junior Aziz Dougaz rounded out the Seminole’s doubles performance with a 6-2 win over Fabian Woehrl and Felix Albert on court one.
“I thought we played a little better as a team in doubles today,” said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “The guys came out and won pretty quick, and we only lost four total games in the doubles. I was happy with our doubles. They were a lot sharper today.”
The Seminoles got off to a hot start in singles with Gracia getting the first singles win on court five, 6-2, 6-2. Poullain gave the Noles a 3-0 lead after defeating Felix Albert 6-3, 6-2. Iradukunda recorded his first match-clinching point of the season on court three. He breezed through his opponent 6-3, 6-3.
“Lucas, Guy and Jose also had good matches and got off quick,” said Hultquist. “It was a good day for all three of them.”
Freshman Sebastian Arcila gave the Seminoles a 5-0 lead over the Sandbows with a 6-3, 6-4 win against Tristan Martins for his first career win.
“I was glad to see Sebastian get his first collegiate win,” said Hultquist. “I thought he played a good match today.”
Freshman Chase Wood advanced to 2-0 on the season after defeating Aleksa Lazarevic on court four, 6-2, 1-6, 6-2. Dougaz wrapped things up for the Noles winning a third set tiebreaker on court one and giving the Noles a 7-0 win
“I was proud of Aziz fighting back from being down a break in the third and coming back to win,” said Hultquist. “Chase was down a break in the third as well but was able to come back and win. It has been a good two day start to the season.”
The Seminoles cap off their trip to Hawai’i with a match against Texas Tech on Monday at 5 p.m. ET.
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#21 Florida State def. Hawai’i
UH Tennis Complex (Honolulu, O‘ahu)
January 6, 2018
1. Aziz Dougaz/Guy Iradukunda (FSU) def. Fabian Woehrl/Felix Albert (UH) 6-2
2. #8 Jose Gracia/Lucas Poullain (FSU) def. Blaz Seric/Lucas Labrunie (UH) 6-1
3. Terrance Whitehurst/Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) def. Eric Kenneth/Aleksa Lazarevic (UH) 6-1
1. Aziz Dougaz (FSU) def. Blaz Seric (UH) 3-6, 6-0. 7-6
2. #24 Lucas Poullain (FSU) def. Felix Albert (UH) 6-3, 6-2
3. #22 Guy Iradukunda (FSU) def. Lucas Labrunie (UH) 6-3, 6-3
4. Chase Wood (FSU) def. Aleksa Lazarevic (UH) 6-2, 1-6, 6-2
5. Jose Gracia (FSU) def. Fabian Woehrl (UH) 6-2, 6-2
6. Sebastian Arcila (FSU) def. Tristan Martins (UH) 6-3, 6-4
Doubles: 3, 2, 1
Singles: 5, 2, 3*, 6, 4, 1