Tulsa, Okla. – Members of the Florida State men’s tennis team kicked off the 2019 ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. at the University of Tulsa’s Michael D.Case Tennis Center. Senior Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar, junior Chase Wood, sophomore Juan Martin Jalif and freshmen Loris Pourroy all competed in pre-qualifying singles rounds on day one.
The Seminoles kicked off day one strong as Wood won in straight sets 6-2, 6-3 over Lamar’s Carlos Paton Canal, followed by Pourroy taking down Shawn Jackson (Hofstra) 6-4, 6-0. Bhullar continued the momentum as he defeated Vasileios Iliopoulos of Santa Clara 7-6(5), 6-1.
The Garnet and Gold then moved into the second round of singles starting with another victory by Wood. In a 6-3, 6-0 decision, Wood defeated Patrick Sydow (Memphis). Bhullar earned his final win of the day over Carles Anton Talaya of Troy 6-1, 6-4, while Pourroy dropped a hard-fought battle 6-4, 0-6, 6-3 to Maxwell Freeman (Vanderbilt).
Bhullar and Wood both advanced to the second day of the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. The Noles will be back on the court tomorrow as Wood is set to play Samuel Rubell (Duke) at 8 A.M. and Bhullar will take on Marcus Ferreira (Vanderbilt) at 11:30 A.M.
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Day One Results
Chase Wood (FSU) def. Carlos Paton Canal (Lamar) 6-2, 6-3
Djuro Opacic (St. Johns) def. Juan Martin Jalif (FSU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
Loris Pourroy (FSU) def. Shawn Jackson (Hofstra) 6-4, 6-0
Chase Wood (FSU) def. Patrick Sydow (Memphis) 6-3, 6-0
Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar (FSU) def. Vasileios Iliopoulos (Santa Clara) 7-6(5), 6-1
Max Freeman (Vandy) def. Loris Pourroy (FSU) 6-4, 0-6, 6-3
Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar (FSU) def. Carles Anton Talaya (Troy) 6-1, 6-4
Schedule: Sunday, October 6
Chase Wood (FSU) Vs. Samuel Rubell (Duke)
Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar (FSU) Vs. Marcus Ferreira (Vandy)