Honolulu, Hawai’i – Playing in their first tournament in two months and withstanding three different rain delays, the Seminole men’s tennis team went 16-3 Tuesday afternoon in singles and doubles play against Nebraska and Hawai’i in the Rainbow Warrior Invitational. Florida State won eight matches each in singles and doubles play.
Freshman Aziz Dougaz, a newcomer from Tunisia that enrolled in classes this January, won the first three matches of his career, pairing with senior Michael Rinaldi for two doubles wins and beat Andrew Dzulynsky of Nebraska in straight sets in singles. Dougaz and senior Marco Nunez, ranked No. 77 in the country to begin the season, won the only three-set matches of the day. FSU also secured wins from Rinaldi, Terrance and Terrell Whitehurst, Jake Albo, Jose Gracia and Parker Evertsen.
In doubles, senior Benjamin Lock and Nunez won two matches, as did Evertsen and Jack Haffey. The Whitehurst brothers and Albo and Gracia each won one doubles match.
On Wednesday, Day 2 of the Rainbow Warrior Invitational takes place at 9:00 a.m. (2 p.m. ET).
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Day 1 – Rainbow Warrior Invitational
Marco Nunez (FSU) def. Felix Albert (UH), 6-2, 6-7, 6-2
Michael Rinaldi (FSU) def. Marcel Chan (UH), 6-2, 6-2
Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) def. Marc Herrmann (NU), 6-0, 7-5
Aziz Dougaz (FSU) def. Andrew Dzulynsky (NU), 6-0, 6-4
Jose Gracia (FSU) def. Joakim Pinola (UH), 6-2, 6-2
Terrance Whitehurst (FSU) def. Tomi Antolijak (NU), 6-3, 6-1
Jake Albo (FSU) def. Nikolai Storch (UH), 6-3, 7-6
Parker Evertsen (FSU) def. Fabian Woehrl (UH), 7-5, 6-4
Spencer Travalino (UH) def. Jack Haffey (FSU), 6-0, 6-2
Doubles – First Round
Evertsen/Haffey (FSU) def. Eric Kenneth/Kula Companion (UH), 8-5
Benjamin Lock/Nunez (FSU) def. Chan/Storch (UH), 8-3
Dusty & Toby Boyer (NU) def. Whitehurst/Whitehurst (FSU), 8-3
Dougaz/Rinaldi (FSU) def. Ruben Blattner/Igor Kolaric (UH), 8-2
Scott Elsass/Herrmann (NU) def. Albo/Gracia (FSU), 8-5
Doubles – Second Round
Lock/Nunez (FSU) def. Albert/Wehnelt (UH), 8-7 (5)
Dougaz/Rinaldi (FSU) def. Andrew Dzulnsky/Bradford Zitsch (NU), 8-5
Whitehurst/Whitehurst (FSU) def. Antolijak/Chris Schindler (NU), 8-5
Albo/Gracia (FSU) def. Blattner/Kolaric (UH), 8-5
Evertsen/Haffey (FSU) def. Companion/Woehrl (UH), 8-3