The doubles pair of senior Jose Gracia and junior Guy Iradukunda have advanced to the finals of the Bedford Cup in Tampa, Fla on Saturday.They defeated Oliver Landert and Sam Chaffin of FGCU 8-4 in the Round of 16 on Friday, then went on to defeat Stetson’s Loic Blanco and William Shkrob 8-6 on Saturday. The pair bested UNF’s Jonathan Deautriell and Sahil Deshmukh to advance to the finals to be played Sunday morning. Also in doubles, freshmen Rana Roop Singh Bhullar and Alex Knaff defated Bethune-Cookman’s Stefan Burnett and Christan Haushammer 8-5. They would fall to Florida A&M’s Carlos Waitman and Walner Espinoza Bares 8-5 in the quarterfinals.
In singles play Friday, Singh Bhullar fell 6-0, 6-3 to USF’s Vadym Kalyuzhnyy, while Knaff fell to Jefta Lecic of North Florida in a hard-fought match 4-6, 6-4, 10-0. Iradukunda also fell in the Round of 16 7-6, 6-0 to Loic Blanco of Stetson.
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