Lakewood Ranch, Fla.- Senior Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar, junior Sebastian Arcila and sophomores Bryn Nahrung and Richard Thongoana represented Florida State men’s tennis on day one of the 2019 Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Tennis Tournament. The Garnet and Gold finished the day 2-0 in doubles and 2-6 in singles.
Nahrung and Thongoana teamed up in doubles to start the day for the Seminoles. The duo defeated Michigan’s Ryan Fu and Teddy Oosterbaan 8-1. Rounding out doubles play, Bhullar and Arcila followed with an 8-2 win over Samuel Rubell and Michael Heller of Duke.
Sebastian Arcila got the Noles started in singles with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Michigan’s Teddy Oosterbaan. Arcila would later lose a hard fought 7-6(5), 6-4 battle to Andy Andrade of Florida. In a well-played match Nahrung would be defeated by Derrik Thompson of Navy 6-2, 4-6, 11-9. Bhullar and Thongoana lost as well, as the senior fell to William Howells (ND) 6-3, 6-3 and the sophomore 7-6, 7-6 to Vuk Budic of Illinois.
Florida State concluded the day with the first round of consolation singles, where Thongoana would come out with a victory over Navy’s Jack Dabek 5-7, 6-3, 1-0(3). Nahrung fell to Alex Bancila of Illinois 6-3,7-5. Bhullar finished the day with a 6-4, 7-5 loss to Florida’s Brian Berdusco.
The Seminoles will be back on the courts Saturday, November 2 at 9:00 A.M. with doubles play. Nahrung and Thongoana will take on Salle and Hernandez Ramirez of Louisville while Bhullar and Arcila are set to play Florida’s Andrade and Berdusco.
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Friday, November 1st
Bryn Nahrung/Richard Thongoana (FSU) def. Ryan Fu/Teddy Oosterbaan (Mich) 8-1
Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar/Sebastian Arcila(FSU)def.Samuel Rubell/Michael Heller (Duke) 8-2
Sebastian Arcila (FSU) def. Teddy Oosterbaan (Mich) 6-3, 6-3
Derrick Thompson (Navy) def. Bryn Nahrung (FSU) 2-6, 6-4, 9-11
William Howells (ND) def. Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar (FSU) 6-3, 6-3
Vuk Budic (IL) def. Richard Thongoana (FSU) 7-6, 7-6
Andy Andrade (UF) def. Sebastian Arcila (FSU) 7-6(5), 6-4
Alex Bancila (IL) def. Bryn Nahrung (FSU) 6-3, 6-1
Brian Berdusco (UF) def. Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar (FSU) 6-4, 7-5
Richard Thongoana (FSU) def. Jack Dabek (NAVY) 5-7, 6-3, 1-0(3)
Schedule of Play
Saturday, November 2nd
Men’s Doubles (semifinals) – 9:00 a.m.
Men’s Singles Main Draw and Consolation (quarterfinals) – NB 11:30 a.m.
Men’s Singles Main Draw and Consolation (semifinals) – NB 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 4th
Men’s Singles (finals) – NB 11:30 a.m.
Men’s Doubles (final) – TBA
*NB = Not Before