January 13, 2018 - by
No. 21 Florida State Men’s Tennis Advances to Finals of the FSU Spring Invitational

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 21 ranked Florida State men’s tennis team (5-0) went 2-0 on the day. They defeated Louisiana 4-0 in the first round and Georgia State 4-0 in the semifinals to advance to the finals against Furman Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

“It was a good day today,” said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “Even though we won 4-0 and 4-0, they were not easy matches. We were pushed and the top of our lineup played really well. I was pleased how we responded to being down in doubles today. Our energy level was good in the second match and I look forward to bringing that to the finals tomorrow.”

Due to the cold weather, the Noles took on the Ragin Cajuns in the FSU Indoor Tennis courts. All six singles courts began at once as the Garnet and Gold jumped out to a hot start, winning set one on all six courts. Florida State then turned that into a 4-0 victory against Louisiana.

Redshirt senior Lucas Poullain got a quick win on court three as he dominated his opponent 6-0, 6-0. Junior Aziz Dougaz gave the Noles a 2-0 lead with a 6-2, 6-3 win on court two. On court one, senior Guy Iradukunda took down his opponent 6-3, 6-4 to give Florida State an almost insurmountable lead.

Senior Terrell Whitehurst earned his first match-clinching win in his first singles match of the season. He defeated Pearse Dolan on court five 6-3, 7-5.

The Noles continued their hot play in the semifinals as they took on Georgia State.

The Noles fought in a tough doubles battle but pulled out the doubles point for the fourth time this season. Dougaz and Iradukunda earned the first doubles victory and the Whitehurst twins clinched the doubles point with stellar play.

In singles, Poullain once again made quick work and won 6-1, 6-1. Dougaz followed that up winning on court one 6-3, 6-1. Iradukunda clinched the match for the Noles on court two to advance them to the finals.

The Seminoles will take on Furman tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. in the Florida State Spring Invitational Finals.

Admission is free at the Indoor Tennis Facility throughout the tournament and is located at 2566 Pottsdamer Rd., Tallahassee, Fla., 32310.

To keep up with the Seminoles, check Seminoles.com for the latest news and scheduling information, or keep up with the team on social media through Twitter (@FSU_MTennis), Facebook (/FSUMTennis), and Instagram (@FSU_MTennis).

Tennis Match Results
Louisiana vs Florida State University
Jan 13, 2018 at Tallahassee, Fla.
(FSU Indoor Courts)

#21 Florida State University 4, Louisiana 0

Singles competition
1. Guy Iradukunda (FS) def. Elio Lago (UL) 6-3, 6-4
2. Aziz Dougaz (FS) def. Arthur Libaud (UL) 6-2, 6-3
3. Lucas Poullain (FS) def. Jaime Fraser (UL) 6-0, 6-0
4. Sebastian Arcila (FS) vs. Vlad Kramarou (UL) 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, unfinished
5. Terrell Whitehurst (FS) def. Pearse Dolan (UL) 6-3, 7-5
6. Terrance Whitehurst (FS) vs. Dominik Koenig (UL) 6-4, 4-6, 3-0, unfinished

Doubles competition
1. Pearse Dolan/Elio Lago (UL) vs. Aziz Dougaz/Guy Iradukunda (FS) no result
2. Jaime Fraser/Arthur Libaud (UL) vs. Lucas Poullain/Jose Gracia (FS) no result
3. Vlad Kramarou/Nico Sojka (UL) vs. Terrell Whitehurst/Terrance Whitehurst (FS) no result Match

Louisiana 0-0
Florida State University 4-0; National ranking #21
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (3,2,1,5)

Tennis Match Results
Georgia State vs Florida State University
Jan 13, 2018 at Tallahassee, Fla.
(FSU Indoor Courts)

#21 Florida State University 4, Georgia State 0

Singles competition

  1. Aziz Dougaz (FS) def. Andrei Andrukhou (GSU) 6-3, 6-1
  2. Guy Iradukunda (FS) def. Quentin Coulaud (GSU) 6-4, 6-2
  3. Lucas Poullain (FS) def. Jack MacFarlane (GSU) 6-1, 6-1
  4. Jose Gracia (FS) vs. Sebastian Acuna (GSU) 7-5, 1-2, unfinished
  5. Chase Wood (FS) vs. Giles Hussey (GSU) 6-2, 5-1, unfinished
  6. Rana Roop Bhullar (FS) vs. Kevin Huynh (GSU) 6-7 (9-11), 1-0, unfinished

Doubles competition

  1. Aziz Dougaz/Guy Iradukunda (FS) def. Andrei Andrukhou/Quentin Coulaud (GSU) 6-4
  2. Giles Hussey/Kevin Huynh (GSU) def. Jose Gracia/Lucas Poullain (FS) 6-3
  3. Terrance Whitehurst/Terrell Whitehurst (FS) def. Sebastian Acuna/Jack MacFarlane (GSU) 6-3

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (3,1,2)

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