TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s tennis team continued play on the courts of the USTA National Campus for day two of the Bedford Cup with an impressive performance, going 3-0 in doubles and 3-1 in singles.
“We had a good day today in Orlando going 6-1,” said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “We competed well and had a couple guys come from behind for good wins. I was pleased with our effort today and persevering through some really hot weather.”
Sophomore Sebastian Arcila and freshman Richard Thongoana got the day started for FSU with their first doubles win of the fall. The duo took down the USF pair of Sean Burnette and Ivan Yatsuk 7-5. They took the momentum from that win into their next match as they advanced to the flight one consolation finals after a 6-4 win over FAU. Junior Enzo Le Seguillon and freshman Bryn Nahrung added another doubles win with a 7-5 win over Castro and Navarro of Bethune-Cookman.
“The doubles teams played really well coming from behind today,” said Hultquist. “I was pleased with them today.”
Thongoana was the first Seminoles to finish in singles and saw his second singles loss of the weekend. He lost 7-6 (1), 6-4 to Felipe Escobar of FGCU. Le Seguillon earned his first singles win with a 6-2, 7-6 over Vasyl Kiselyov of UCF.
“I am especially proud of Enzo coming from behind to win I thought was a good win for him down 5-2 in the second set,” said Hultquist.
Arcila advanced to the semifinals of the flight one consolation bracket with a 6-4, 2-0 (ret.) win over Sergio Gomez-Montesa of South Florida. Nahrung advanced as well with a 7-6, 6-4 win over Luis Espinoza Bares of FAMU.
Bhullar Cruises through Day One of Pre-Qualifying
Junior Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar got the ITA All-American tournament started for the Seminoles with a quick win in the first round of pre-qualifying. He ran through Jack Pulliam of Texas A&M 6-3, 6-2. Bhullar did not stop cruising eliminating Pepperdine’s Nicholas Baez in the second round 6-1, 6-1.
Sophomore Chase Wood battled through a tough three-set match but lost to NC State’s Robert Turzak 3-6, 6-1, 5-7.
Bhullar will continue play tomorrow in the pre-qualifying singles draw with an opportunity to advance to the qualifying draw beginning on October 1.
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