November 6, 2022

Cornut-Chauvinc, Connel Lead Seminoles In Fall Competitions

TALLAHASSEE – Florida State junior Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc advanced to the semifinals at the ITA Fall Championships and sophomore Jamie Connel won the Bedford Cup in action this weekend.

Cornut-Chauvinc won three matches at the ITA Fall Championships in San Diego and advanced to the semifinal round of the tournament. The Lyon, France, native opened the tournament with consecutive straight-sets victories, winning 6-2, 6-1 in the first round and 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the second round. He then won a three-set match 1-6, 6-0, 6-2 over Ohio State’s JJ Tracy, the No. 8-ranked player in the nation, in the quarterfinals before falling in three sets to No. 3 seed Nishesh Basavareddy from Stanford.

Cornut-Chauvinc has produced phenomenal results all fall, beating six ranked opponents on his way to a 13-3 record in singles with all three losses coming to the eventual champions of each tournament. His victory over Tracy was his sixth win over a ranked opponent and second over an opponent ranked in the top-10 this fall.

“Antoine showed this week why he is one of the best players in the country,” head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. “He came from behind twice at nationals and almost did it a third time and had 13 wins this fall in singles.”

Connel won the Bedford Cup with a 6-2, 7-6 victory over Florida Atlantic’s Kevin Huempfner in the final, completing a run through the bracket in which he only dropped one set in four matches. Connel opened the tournament with a 6-2, 6-0 victory and followed that with a 6-3, 6-4 win in the quarterfinal round. The Edinburgh, Scotland, native earned a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 win in the semifinal to advance to the championship match. He also teamed with redshirt sophomore John Bernard to win the doubles consolation bracket.

“I’m really pleased with Jamie winning the Bedford Cup,” Hultquist said. “He continues to improve this fall with an 11-2 record including several ranked wins. He continues to work on improving all aspects of his game.”

Redshirt sophomore Maks Silagy and sophomore Alex Bulte earned an 8-6 victory in the quarterfinal round of doubles before falling in the semifinal round of the main doubles bracket. Bulte also advanced to the quarterfinal round in singles, earning a 6-1, 2-6, 6-1 win in the first round and a 6-7, 6-3, 6-0 victory in the round of 16. Silagy earned two singles wins, taking a 6-4, 6-1 decision in the round of 32 and a 7-6, 6-7, 10-4 win in the compass draw.

UP NEXT: Florida State completes its fall schedule with the M15 Boca Raton tournament beginning Nov. 14.


ITA National Fall Championships Singles

Round of 32

  • Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc def. David Cierny (Utah State) 6-2, 6-1

Round of 16

  • Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc def. Casey Hoole (South Carolina) 7-6 (4), 6-3

Quarterfinal Round

  • Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc def. #8 JJ Tracy (Ohio State) 1-6, 6-0, 6-2

Semifinal Round

  • Nishesh Basavareddy (Stanford) def. Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc 6-2, 1-6, 6-2

Bedford Cup Singles Main Draw

Round of 32

  • Maks Silagy def. Joao Graca (Florida Atlantic) 6-4, 6-1
  • Alex Bulte def. Finn Stodder (Florida Atlantic) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
  • Marcelo Sepulveda (FGCU) def. John Bernard 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (2)

Round of 16

  • Jamie Connel def. Nicolas Jaudon (Florida Atlantic) 6-2, 6-0
  • Magnus Johnson (FGCU) def. Maks Silagy 6-3, 6-3
  • Alex Bulte def. Javier Llinares (Troy) 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-0

Quarterfinal Round

  • Jamie Connel def. Guglielmo Stefanacci (FGCU) 6-3, 6-4
  • Alvin Tudorica (South Florida) def. Alex Bulte 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 (3)

Semifinal Round

  • Jamie Connel def. Magnus Johnson (FGCU) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Final Round

  • Jamie Connel def. Kevin Huempfner (Florida Atlantic) 6-2, 7-6

Bedford Cup Singles Compass Draw

  • Maks Silagy def. Max Damm (FGCU) 7-5, 6-7 (5), 10-4
  • Erik Grevelius (South Florida) def. Maks Silagy 6-3, 5-7, 10-5

Bedford Cup Doubles Main Draw

Round of 16

  • Joao Graca/Finn Stodder (Florida Atlantic) def. Jamie Connel/John Bernard 8-5

Quarterfinal Round

  • Maks Silagy/Alex Bulte def. Nicolas Jaudon/Gabriel Diaz (Florida Atlantic) 8-6

Semifinal Round

  • Kevin Huempfner/Hunter Robbins (Florida Atlantic) def. Maks Silagy/Alex Bulte 8-7

Bedford Cup Doubles Consolation Draw

Consolation Quarterfinal Round

  • Jamie Connel/John Bernard def. Yeray Andres/Javier Llinares (Troy) 8-5

Consolation Semifinal Round

  • Jamie Connel/John Bernard def. Eric Oncins/Guglielmo Stefanacci (FGCU) 8-2

Consolation Final Round

  • Jamie Connel/John Bernard def. Lucas Oliver/Juan Jose Rodriguez (Stetson) 8-2

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