WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Florida State men’s and women’s tennis teams saw their season’s come to an end on Thursday as Sophomore Carla Touly and redshirt senior Lucas Poullain both lost in the second round of the NCAA Singles Championship.
Touly faced off against Mayar Sherif Ahmed of Pepperdine. The match was tied 1-1 before Sherif took a 3-1 lead. Touly narrowed the lead to 3-2 but could not do any more in the first set as she fell 6-2. In the second set, Touly took the first game, but that was all as she lost the second set and the match 6-2, 6-1.
Touly finished her season with an 18-9 record including eight wins over ranked opponents. She earned a career-high ranking of 18 this season.
Poullain’s season came to an end as well as he took on Valentin Vacherot of Texas A&M. The two were going back and forth until Vacherot took a 3-2 lead in the first set and went on to take the set 6-3. In the second set, Poullain went down 4-1 before storming back to tie it at four. Poullain could not keep it going as he lost the second set and the match 6-3, 6-4.
Poullain finished his season with a 30-5 record including a 25-2 record this spring. He ended with a winning percentage of .857, good for 8th best single-season winning percentage at FSU. Poullain was 6-2 against ranked opponents and earned a season-high ranking of 24.