October 22, 2016 - by
Iradukunda Advances on Day 3 of ITAs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s tennis continued main draw play at the 2016 ITA Southeast Regional Championships presented by Oracle at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center on Saturday, as junior Guy Iradukunda advanced to the quarterfinals of the singles main draw after three Seminoles made it to the round of 16.

Iradukunda defeated sixth-seeded Florida’s Chase Perez Blanco 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 to advance to the round of 16.

Once there, he bested FGCU’s Oliver Landert in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 to move on the quarterfinals.

Iradukunda will play Miami’s Piotr Lomacki in the quarterfinal round at 10:00 on Sunday.

Also in the singles draw, sophomore Aziz Dougaz defeated Andrew Li of Georgia Tech to advance to the round of 16, where he fell to top-seeded Wayne Montgomery 6-3, 7-5 in a hard-fought match.

Junior Terrance Whitehurst defeated USF’s Peter Bertran 7-6(5), 1-6, 6-4 to advance to the round of 16, where he fell to Georgia’s Walker Duncan 6-4, 6-3.

In doubles play, Iradukunda continued his winning ways, pairing with Dougaz to beat FAU’s Lougoch/Chancel 8-5 to move on to the quarterfinals of the doubles draw.

In the singles consolation draw, redshirt junior Lucas Poullain defeated Mercer’s Sam Philip 7-6, 6-3 but then fell to Georgia State’s Andrei Andrukhou, while freshman Rana Roop Singh Bhullar fell to FGCU’s Javier Fernandez in three sets, 6-4, 5-7, 10-8.

The winners of the singles and doubles draws will qualify for the 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships.

The USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, considered the second leg of the collegiate Grand Slam, will be held Nov. 3-6 in Flushing Meadows, NY.

The singles main draw and consolation will continue Sunday 10:00 a.m. with the doubles draw following. Play will continue until the finals on Monday Oct. 24 starting at 9:00 a.m.

The event is free of charge.

For results in real-time throughout the weekend, visit:  http://www.seminoles.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=32900&ATCLID=211238292

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