Gainesville, Fla. – The Florida State men’s tennis team opened up play at day one of the 2019 ITA Southeast Regional Championship on Friday at the Alfred A. Ring Tennis Complex on the University of Florida campus. The Seminoles went 2-1 in doubles and 2-4 in singles play.
The day started with junior Sebastian Arcila and sophomore Juan Martin Jalif getting a win over Fernanzez/Lapraille of FAU 8-3 in the first round of doubles. Sophomore Bryn Nahrung and junior Richard Thongoana picked up right where they left off after the Bedford Cup and took home an 8-7(3) victory over Finklestein/Roumpis of GSO. Freshman Loris Pourroy and junior Chase Wood fell 8-4 to Ramirez/Sakalauskas (FGCU) 8-4.
Arcila got things started in singles as he defeated Bailey Showers of GST 6-4, 6-1. Pourroy was not far behind with his own victory over Franco Aubone (UM) 7-5, 6-2. Apart from Pourroy and Arcila, the Garnet and Gold would fall four separate times with senior Rana-Roop Sing Bhullar falling 5-7, 6-4, 4-6 to Ivan Yatsuk (USF), Jalif 6-3, 7-6 to Benjamin Hannestad (UM), Thongoana 6-1, 6-3 to Maxime Lapraille (FAU), and Wood falling to Jacob Wokcik (USF) 6-3, 6-3.
The Noles are one of 16 teams competing in the field alongside Georgia Tech, USF, UCF, Georgia, Georgia State, Georgia Southern, UNF, FAU, Miami, Kennesaw State, FGCU, FAMU, Stetson, Mercer, and host school Florida.
ITA Southeast Regional Championship continues tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. starting with qualifying singles play. Follow along by going to https://courthive.com/t/31438 in order to see all the draws and results from this weekend.
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Thursday, Oct. 24
Diego Padilha (GST) def. Bryn Nahrung (FSU) 6-2, 6-2
Friday, Oct. 25
Felipe Ramirez/F. Sakalauskas (FGCU) def. Loris Pourroy/Chase Wood (FSU) 8-4
Bryn Nahrung/Richard Thongoana (FSU) def. Diego Finkelstein/Alexandros Roumpis (GSO) 8-7(3)
Sebastian Arcila/Juan Martin Jalif (FSU) def. A.Fernandez Horta/Maxime Lapraille (FAU) 8-3
Sebastian Arcila (FSU) def. Bailey Showers (GST) 6-4, 6-1
Loris Pourroy (FSU) def. Franco Aubone (UM) 7-5, 6-2
Ivan Yatsuk (USF) def. Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar (FSU) 5-7, 6-4, 4-6
Benjamin Hannestad (UM) def. Juan Martin Jalif (FSU) 6-3, 7-6
Maxime Lapraille (FAU) def. Richard Thongoana (FSU) 6-1, 6-3
Jacob Wojcik (USF) def. Chase Wood (FSU) 6-3, 6-3
Saturday, Oct. 26
-8:30 a.m. Main Draw Singles (Round of 32)
-Singles Consolation (Round of 32)
-Main Draw Singles (Round of 16)
-Singles Consolation (Round of 16)
-Main Draw Doubles (Round of 16)
Sunday, Oct. 27
-9:00 a.m. Main Draw Doubles (Quarterfinals)
-Main Draw Singles (Quarterfinals)
-Singles Consolation (Quarterfinals)
-Main Draw Singles (Semifinals)
-Singles Consolation (Semifinals)
Monday, Oct. 28
-9:00 a.m. Main Draw Doubles (Semifinals)
-Main Draw Doubles FINAL
-Singles Consolation FINAL
-Main Draw Singles FINAL
– No-ad scoring
– Singles will be 2-out-of-3 sets except for Consolation matches, which will play a 10-point Match Tiebreak in lieu of a third set.
– In all ITA Regional Championship events, a doubles match must consist of a minimum of an 8-game pro set (tiebreak at 7-all), with the semifinals and finals doubles matches consisting of 2-out-of-3 sets, with a 10-point Match Tiebreak in lieu of a third set