Florida State Men's Tennis - 2018 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Dwayne Hultquist, Head Coach
Ryler DeHeart, Associate Head Coach
Tassilo Schmid, Volunteer Assistant

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2018 Florida State Signees/Newcomers


2018 Roster - By Name

L
T                                  PY
R Name                  Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  Rana Roop Bhullar     6-1   So   *    Oslo, Norway (Norges Toppidrettsgymnas)
  Aziz Dougaz           6-2   Jr   **   La Marsa, Tunisia (Lycee Gustave Flaubert)
  Jose Gracia           6-7   Sr-R ***  Delray Beach (Florida Virtual School)
  Guy Iradukunda        6-3   Sr   *    Gitega, Burundi (Seminole State College (Ok))
  Alex Knaff            6-5   So   *    Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (Sportlycee)
  Lucas Poullain        5-8   Sr-R *    Nantes, France (University of Nantes)
  Terrance Whitehurst   6-4   Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Florida Virtual School)
  Terrell Whitehurst    6-2   Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Florida Virtual School)
  Chase Wood            5-11  Fr        Knoxville, TN (Ogburn Online)

2018 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
09/24
Ref
N
CRIMSON TIDE 4-IN-THE-FALL
September 22-24, 2017, Tuscaloosa, Al
 
10/03
Ref
N
ALL-AMERICAN QUALIFYING
September 30-October 3, 2017, Tulsa, Ok
 
10/07
Ref
H
BEDFORD CUP
October 5-7, 2017
 
10/08
Ref
N
ALL-AMERICAN
October 5-8, 2017, Tulsa, Ok
 
10/17
Ref
N
ITA SE REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
October 13-17, 2017, Atlanta, Ga
 
11/05
 
N
ITA NATIONAL FALL CHAMPIONSHIP
November 1-5, 2017, Indian Wells, Ca
 
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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FSU RECORD IS    0- 0     0- 0     0- 0     0- 0


Individual Results        Highest   vs          3    Fall/Spring
Name                        Rank   Rank  ACC   Sets  Tournaments   1     2     3     4     5     6    NCAA Total
------------------------- ------- ----- ----- -----  ----------- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Rana Roop Bhullar                  0-1         1-1        5-4                                               5-4
Jose Gracia                        0-1         0-3        5-5                                               5-5
Guy Iradukunda                47   1-3         2-3        4-3                                               4-3
Alex Knaff                         1-1         2-2        6-4                                               6-4
Lucas Poullain                50   2-1         3-1        3-2                                               3-2
Terrance Whitehurst                            1-1        3-5                                               3-5
Terrell Whitehurst                             2-2        6-4                                               6-4
Chase Wood                         0-1         3-1        7-4                                               7-4
Totals                                                   39-31                                             39-31

Doubles Results Highest vs Tie Fall/Spring Name Rank Rank ACC Break Tournaments 1 2 3 NCAA Total --------------------------------------------- ------- ----- ----- ----- ----------- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- Rana Roop Bhullar/Chase Wood 0-1 0-1 Jose Gracia/Lucas Poullain 15 3-1 0-1 4-1 4-1 Jose Gracia/Chase Wood 3-0 3-0 Guy Iradukunda/Alex Knaff 0-1 1-0 2-1 2-1 Alex Knaff/Chase Wood 2-1 2-1 Terrance Whitehurst/Terrell Whitehurst 3-3 3-3

Rana Roop Bhullar
Singles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Opponent                  School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/30/2017            T  Andre Russo               TEXAS-ARLINGTON      W   6-3, 6-2               1-0
09/30/2017            T  Mason Dragos              BUTLER               W   6-1, 6-4               2-0
10/01/2017            T  Guillermo Cabrera         NOTRE DAME           W   6-2, 7-6()             3-0
10/01/2017            T  Luis Diaz                 MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST  W   6-0, 6-1               4-0
10/02/2017        83  T  Felix Corwin              MINNESOTA              L 6-3, 6-4               4-1
10/03/2017            T  Zeke Clark                TEXAS                  L 6-0, 6-3               4-2
10/14/2017            T  Ezekiel Cerrini           FLORIDA GULF COAST     L 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 7-6(7) 4-3
10/15/2017            T  Federico Nani             FLORIDA A&M          W   4-6, 6-4, 6-2          5-3
10/15/2017            T  Andy Andrade              FLORIDA                L 6-4, 6-0               5-4

Aziz Dougaz
Singles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Opponent                  School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----

Jose Gracia
Singles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Opponent                  School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/22/2017            T  Daniel Rayl               NOTRE DAME           W   6-1, 6-2               1-0
09/22/2017            T  Jan Pallares              MEMPHIS              W   7-6(2), 6-3            2-0
09/23/2017            T  Tim Reutzel               TULANE                 L 4-6, 6-1, 6-1          2-1
09/24/2017            T  Florian Broska            MEMPHIS                L 6-2, 6-4               2-2
10/02/2017            T  Ricky Hernandez Tong      NEW MEXICO             L 4-6, 6-1, 6-3          2-3
10/14/2017        21  T  Wayne Montgomery          GEORGIA                L 6-2, 7-6(2)            2-4
10/15/2017            T  Pierre Luquet             SOUTH FLORIDA        W   6-2, 6-2               3-4
10/16/2017            T  Jordan Belga              FLORIDA              W   7-6(4), 6-1            4-4
10/16/2017            T  Alex Phillips             GEORGIA              W   6-2, 6-3               5-4
10/17/2017            T  Andy Andrade              FLORIDA                L 2-6, 6-3, 6-3          5-5

Guy Iradukunda
Singles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Opponent                  School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
10/05/2017   47   22  T  Harrison Scott            TEXAS                  L 7-5, 6-7(5), 6-3       0-1
10/06/2017   47   40  T  Johannes Schretter        BAYLOR               W   6-3, 2-6, 6-2          1-1
10/07/2017   47  110  T  Kyle Seelig               OHIO STATE             L 4-6, 6-4, 6-1          1-2
10/14/2017   47       T  Alex Phillips             GEORGIA              W   6-4, 6-0               2-2
10/15/2017   47       T  Michael Kay               GEORGIA TECH         W   6-4, 7-5               3-2
10/15/2017   47       T  Oliver Crawford           FLORIDA              W   1-6, 7-5, 7-5          4-2
10/16/2017   47  102  T  Jan Zielinski             GEORGIA                L 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-3       4-3

Alex Knaff
Singles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Opponent                  School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/30/2017            T  Luke Hammond              OKLAHOMA STATE         L 6-3, 7-5               0-1
10/01/2017            T  Ben Vandixhorn            NORTHWESTERN           L 5-7, 6-4, 6-2          0-2
10/05/2017            T  Enrique Paya              CENTRAL FLORIDA      W   6-2, 6-2               1-2
10/05/2017            T  Adriano Soriano           SOUTH FLORIDA        W   6-3, 6-2               2-2
10/06/2017            T  Malik Bhatnager           STETSON                L 6-3, 1-6, 1-0(9)       2-3
10/14/2017            T  Lasse Muscheites          NORTH FLORIDA        W   7-6(3), 6-2            3-3
10/15/2017        88  T  McClain Kessler           FLORIDA              W   4-6, 7-6(17), 6-2      4-3
10/15/2017            T  Fermin Calvo              KENNESAW STATE       W   6-1, 6-0               5-3
10/16/2017            T  Grayson Goldin            SOUTH FLORIDA        W   4-6, 6-3, 6-4          6-3
10/16/2017       101  T  Walker Duncan             GEORGIA                L 6-3, 7-6(3)            6-4

Lucas Poullain
Singles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Opponent                  School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
10/05/2017   50   48  T  Robert Kelly              NORTH CAROLINA       W   6-2, 4-6, 7-6(6)       1-0
10/06/2017   50   80  T  Dan Little                UTAH                 W   6-3, 6-7(1), 6-4       2-0
10/07/2017   50    3  T  Petros Chrysochos         WAKE FOREST            L 6-2, 6-3               2-1
10/14/2017   50       T  Chris Yun                 GEORGIA TECH         W   6-4, 6-7(4), 7-5       3-1
10/15/2017   50       T  Bojan Jankulovski         MIAMI                  L 7-5, 6-7(5), 6-2       3-2

Terrance Whitehurst
Singles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Opponent                  School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/22/2017            T  Vuk Budic                 ILLINOIS             W   6-4, 6-1               1-0
09/22/2017            T  James Davis               OKLAHOMA               L 6-4, 6-4               1-1
09/23/2017            T  Nathan Griffin            NOTRE DAME           W   6-3, 6-3               2-1
09/24/2017            T  Mohamed Abdel-Aziz        RICE                 W   3-6, 6-2, 2-0 retired  3-1
10/05/2017            T  Javier Fernandez          FLORIDA GULF COAST     L 6-7(), 6-3, 1-0(5)     3-2
10/05/2017            T  Karlyn Small              FLORIDA A&M            L 4-3 retired - injured  3-3
10/14/2017            T  Danny Kerznerman          CENTRAL FLORIDA        L 7-6(3), 6-4            3-4
10/15/2017            T  Felipe Ramirez            FLORIDA GULF COAST     L 6-3, 6-2               3-5

Terrell Whitehurst
Singles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Opponent                  School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/22/2017            T  Kai Lemke                 MEMPHIS              W   6-3, 2-6, 6-4          1-0
09/22/2017            T  Ferran Calvo              OKLAHOMA               L 6-2, 2-6, 6-2          1-1
09/23/2017            T  Eric Rutledge             RICE                 W   6-4, 6-3               2-1
09/24/2017            T  Jochen Bertsch            OKLAHOMA             W   6-4, 6-0               3-1
10/05/2017            T  Ezequiel Cerrini          FLORIDA GULF COAST   W   6-2, 7-6(3)            4-1
10/05/2017            T  Ignacio Garcia            FLORIDA ATLANTIC       L 6-2, 6-1               4-2
10/06/2017            T  Anotine Sanchez           STETSON              W   3-6, 6-2, 1-0(6)       5-2
10/14/2017            T  Ignacio Garcia            FLORIDA ATLANTIC       L 6-2, 5-7, 7-5          5-3
10/15/2017            T  Till Winning              NORTH FLORIDA        W   6-2, 6-2               6-3
10/15/2017            T  Stefan Madonia            FLORIDA                L 6-4, 6-4               6-4

Chase Wood
Singles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Opponent                  School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/22/2017            T  Eric Rutledge             RICE                   L 7-6(5), 6-2            0-1
09/22/2017            T  Paul Gota                 NOTRE DAME             L 3-6, 6-4, 6-1          0-2
09/23/2017            T  Zhe Zhou                  ALABAMA              W   6-3, 6-0               1-2
09/24/2017            T  Oscar Janglin             RICE                   L 6-3, 7-5               1-3
10/05/2017            T  Nilo Duarte               NORTH FLORIDA        W   6-4, 6-2               2-3
10/05/2017            T  Anthony Schohn            FLORIDA ATLANTIC     W   6-0, 6-4               3-3
10/06/2017            T  Daniel Kerznerman         CENTRAL FLORIDA      W   6-4, 2-2 retired (inj) 4-3
10/06/2017            T  Malik Bhatnagar           STETSON              W   3-6, 6-1, 1-0(6)       5-3
10/07/2017            T  Mikjail Sokolovskiy       CENTRAL FLORIDA      W   6-4, 6-7(), 1-0(6)     6-3
10/14/2017            T  Loic Blanco               STETSON              W   6-4, 4-6, 6-2          7-3
10/15/2017       102  T  Jan Zielinski             GEORGIA                L 6-3, 6-4               7-4


Rana Roop Bhullar
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
10/14/2017            T  Chase Wood                Terrance Whitehurst/Terrell Whitehurst   FLORIDA STATE          L 8-6                    0-1

Aziz Dougaz
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----

Jose Gracia
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/22/2017            T  Chase Wood                Chase Schupp/Grant Stuckey               ALABAMA              W   8-1                    1-0
09/23/2017            T  Chase Wood                Ferran Calvo/James Davis                 OKLAHOMA             W   8-6                    2-0
09/23/2017            T  Chase Wood                Jan Pallares/Turner Voges                MEMPHIS              W   8-6                    3-0
10/06/2017   15   19  T  Lucas Poullain            Will Little/Johannes Schretter           BAYLOR                 L 6-7(6), 7-6(3), 1-0(6) 3-1
10/06/2017   15   20  T  Lucas Poullain            Spencer Papa/Jake van Emburgh            OKLAHOMA             W   6-4, 6-4               4-1
10/07/2017   15   26  T  Lucas Poullain            Victor Pham/Jackie Tang                  COLUMBIA             W   default - injured      5-1
10/08/2017   15       T  Lucas Poullain            Chema Carranza/Josef Dodridge            WISCONSIN            W   6-4, 6-3               6-1
10/08/2017   15   29  T  Lucas Poullain            Christopher Kougoucheff/Parker Wynn      LOUISVILLE           W   6-3, 6-1               7-1

Guy Iradukunda
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
10/14/2017            T  Alex Knaff                Giles Hussey/Kevin Huynh                 GEORGIA STATE        W   8-1                    1-0
10/15/2017            T  Alex Knaff                Carlos Divar/Michael Kay                 GEORGIA TECH         W   8-7(3)                 2-0
10/16/2017         2  T  Alex Knaff                Robert Loeb/Jan Zielinski                GEORGIA                L 8-6                    2-1

Alex Knaff
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
10/05/2017            T  Chase Wood                Malik Bhatnagar/Antoine Sanchez          STETSON              W   6-1                    1-0
10/06/2017            T  Chase Wood                Vasyl Kiselyov/Enrique Paya              CENTRAL FLORIDA      W   6-2                    2-0
10/07/2017            T  Chase Wood                Bojan Jankulovski/Adriano Soriano        MIAMI                  L 6-4                    2-1
10/14/2017            T  Guy Iradukunda            Giles Hussey/Kevin Huynh                 GEORGIA STATE        W   8-1                    3-1
10/15/2017            T  Guy Iradukunda            Carlos Divar/Michael Kay                 GEORGIA TECH         W   8-7(3)                 4-1
10/16/2017         2  T  Guy Iradukunda            Robert Loeb/Jan Zielinski                GEORGIA                L 8-6                    4-2

Lucas Poullain
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
10/06/2017   15   19  T  Jose Gracia               Will Little/Johannes Schretter           BAYLOR                 L 6-7(6), 7-6(3), 1-0(6) 0-1
10/06/2017   15   20  T  Jose Gracia               Spencer Papa/Jake van Emburgh            OKLAHOMA             W   6-4, 6-4               1-1
10/07/2017   15   26  T  Jose Gracia               Victor Pham/Jackie Tang                  COLUMBIA             W   default - injured      2-1
10/08/2017   15       T  Jose Gracia               Chema Carranza/Josef Dodridge            WISCONSIN            W   6-4, 6-3               3-1
10/08/2017   15   29  T  Jose Gracia               Christopher Kougoucheff/Parker Wynn      LOUISVILLE           W   6-3, 6-1               4-1

Terrance Whitehurst
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/22/2017            T  Terrell Whitehurst        Jochen Bertsch/Jake Van Emburgh          OKLAHOMA             W   8-5                    1-0
09/23/2017            T  Terrell Whitehurst        Florian Broska/Trevor Foshey             MISSISSIPPI STATE      L 8-4                    1-1
10/05/2017            T  Terrell Whitehurst        Remi Chancerel/Thomas Guy                FLORIDA ATLANTIC       L 6-4                    1-2
10/14/2017            T  Terrell Whitehurst        Austin Bates/Ezequiel Cerrini            FLORIDA GULF COAST   W   8-2                    2-2
10/14/2017            T  Terrell Whitehurst        Rana Roop Bhullar/Chase Wood             FLORIDA STATE        W   8-6                    3-2
10/15/2017            T  Terrell Whitehurst        Oliver Crawford/Chase Perez-Blanco       FLORIDA                L 8-5                    3-3

Terrell Whitehurst
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/22/2017            T  Terrance Whitehurst       Jochen Bertsch/Jake Van Emburgh          OKLAHOMA             W   8-5                    1-0
09/23/2017            T  Terrance Whitehurst       Florian Broska/Trevor Foshey             MISSISSIPPI STATE      L 8-4                    1-1
10/05/2017            T  Terrance Whitehurst       Remi Chancerel/Thomas Guy                FLORIDA ATLANTIC       L 6-4                    1-2
10/14/2017            T  Terrance Whitehurst       Austin Bates/Ezequiel Cerrini            FLORIDA GULF COAST   W   8-2                    2-2
10/14/2017            T  Terrance Whitehurst       Rana Roop Bhullar/Chase Wood             FLORIDA STATE        W   8-6                    3-2
10/15/2017            T  Terrance Whitehurst       Oliver Crawford/Chase Perez-Blanco       FLORIDA                L 8-5                    3-3

Chase Wood
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score                Record  Dual  Conf
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ ----- -----
09/22/2017            T  Jose Gracia               Chase Schupp/Grant Stuckey               ALABAMA              W   8-1                    1-0
09/23/2017            T  Jose Gracia               Ferran Calvo/James Davis                 OKLAHOMA             W   8-6                    2-0
09/23/2017            T  Jose Gracia               Jan Pallares/Turner Voges                MEMPHIS              W   8-6                    3-0
10/05/2017            T  Alex Knaff                Malik Bhatnagar/Antoine Sanchez          STETSON              W   6-1                    4-0
10/06/2017            T  Alex Knaff                Vasyl Kiselyov/Enrique Paya              CENTRAL FLORIDA      W   6-2                    5-0
10/07/2017            T  Alex Knaff                Bojan Jankulovski/Adriano Soriano        MIAMI                  L 6-4                    5-1
10/14/2017            T  Rana Roop Bhullar         Terrance Whitehurst/Terrell Whitehurst   FLORIDA STATE          L 8-6                    5-2


CRIMSON TIDE 4-IN-THE-FALL
09/24/2017, September 22-24, 2017, Tuscaloosa, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Start 2017 Fall Season With a Bang at Crimson Tide Four-In-The-Fall.
Senior Jose Gracia started his season of strong winning both of his singles and his doubles matches.

September 22, 2017

TUSCALOOSA, AL - The Florida State men's tennis team began their 2017 fall season Friday at the Crimson Tide Four-In-The-Fall event. Both doubles pairs advanced to in the winner's bracket, as well as redshirt senior Jose Gracia who advanced to the semifinals.

"I was very pleased overall with the team's performance here at Alabama," said associate coach Ryler DeHeart. "It was a very hot day and our guys showed some grit in the most important areas of preparation and effort. They all competed hard until the end today."

The duo of Gracia and freshman Chase Wood as well as seniors Terrance and Terrell Whitehurst both came out on top in the first round of doubles. Gracia and Wood dominated in their first match together as they took down the team of Grant Stuckey from Alabama and Chase Schupp of Tulane, 8-1.

"Jose (Gracia) went undefeated on the day and really helped his freshman partner, Chase, get his first official college win in doubles," said DeHeart.

The Whitehurst brothers fell behind 3-0 to Jochen Bertsch and Jake Van Emburgh of Oklahoma. The duo turned it around and came out on top, 8-5.

"It was good to see the Whitehurst twins storm back from a slow start to take a convincing win over a good Oklahoma team," said DeHeart.

The two Seminole pairs will continue on Saturday in the winner's bracket of the Crimson and Houndstooth doubles draws.

Gracia capitalized off of the momentum he had from his dominating doubles win and took it to the singles court. In a tough battle, he came out on top 6-1, 6-2. Terrance Whitehurst followed along as he too won his match in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1.

In Wood's first collegiate singles match he battled, but came up short to Eric Rutledge of rice, 7-6(5), 6-2. Terrell Whitehurst battled through a three set match against Kai Lemke of Memphis. Whitehurst took the first set 6-2 before losing the second by the same score of 6-2. He came back in the third set to win 6-4.

Gracia continued his winning ways in the second round. He was down 5-2 in the first set against Memphis's Jan Pallares, but quickly turned it around to win 7-6(2). In the second set he took down Pallares 6-3 to move on to the semifinals of the Houndstooth draw.

After cramping in his first match Wood came back to take the first set of his second match 6-3. He lost his second and third sets 6-4, 6-1.

Terrance Whitehurst jumped out to an early 4-1 lead in his second round match, but could not hold the lead as he lost the first set 6-4. The second set ended the same way with another 6-4 loss.

Terrell Whitehurst began his final match of the day with a 6-2 win in the first set over Ferran Calvo of Oklahoma. In the second set, Whitehurst fell 6-2. In his final set of the day Whitehurst once again fell 6-2.


Noles Continue to Play Well on Day Two at the Crimson Tide Four-In-The-Fall.
Redshirt senior Jose Gracia and freshman Chase Wood win first place in the Houndstooth doubles draw.

September 23, 2017

TUSCALOOSA, AL - The Florida State men's tennis team continue where they left on Friday, as redshirt senior Jose Gracia and freshman Chase Wood took home first place in the Houndstooth doubles bracket.

"I was pleased with how the team competed overall on another very hot day," said associate coach Ryler DeHeart.

Gracia and Wood defeated Pallares and Voges from Memphis 6-3, 6-0. This marked the fourth fall doubles tournament title for Gracia in his career, and the third doubles win and first championship for the freshman Wood.

"It is always a good day when you take a title, which Jose (Gracia) and Chase (Wood) did today in strong fashion," said DeHeart. "Jose has continued to be a dominant player especially in doubles for the Noles."

Seniors Terrance and Terrell Whitehurst lost a tough one in doubles to Broska and Foshey of Mississippi State 8-4, before withdrawing from their second doubles match.

In singles, the Noles were able to go 3-1 on the day. Wood continued the strong start to his career as he defeated Zhe Zhou of Alabama, 6-3, 6-0.

"Chase bounced back from a tough day yesterday to dominate his opponent today," said DeHeart.

Both Whitehurst brothers won their singles matches in straight sets. Terrance dominated Nathan Griffin of Notre Dame, 6-3, 6-3, and Terrell beat Eric Rutledge of Rice 6-4, 6-3.

"Terrance and Terrell lost a tough one in doubles this morning, both rebounded quickly earning straight set victories in singles," said DeHeart. "Terrell has been making some big improvements in his tennis fitness and it has really showed this weekend."


Noles Wrap Up Play at the Crimson Tide Four-In-The-Fall.
Terrance and Terrell Whitehurst both get wins on the final day.

September 24, 2017

TUSCALOOSA, AL - Florida State men's tennis wrapped up the final day of the Crimson Tide Four-In-The-Fall on Sunday with two more wins.

"Overall, I am pleased with the team's performance this weekend," said associate coach Ryler DeHeart. "They battled through some tough conditions and kept fighting until the end. It was a good test to see where our guys stand. Now we can continue to build and improve for the upcoming tournaments. It was a great event and a fun weekend."

With only singles play left all four Noles took the court in Tuscaloosa. Redshirt senior Jose Gracia lost to Florian Broska of Mississippi State 6-2, 6-4 and freshman Chase Wood wrapped up his first collegiate tournament with a 1-3 singles record and a doubles championship with partner Gracia.

Seniors twins, Terrance and Terrell Whitehurst, both finished off their tournament with wins. Terrell defeated Jochen Bertsch of Oklahoma in dominating fashion, 6-4, 6-0. He went 3-1 in singles over the weekend. Terrance earned a win against Mohamed Abel-Aziz of Rice after Abel-Aziz was forced to stop because of injury. Terrance went 3-1 in singles on the weekend as well.


09/22/2017
Doubles
Terrance Whitehurst/Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) d. Jochen Bertsch/Jake Van Emburgh (OU) 8-5
Jose Gracia/Chase Wood (FSU) d. Chase Schupp/Grant Stuckey (UAl) 8-1
Singles
Jose Gracia (FSU) d. Daniel Rayl (ND) 6-1, 6-2
Eric Rutledge (RU) d. Chase Wood (FSU) 7-6(5), 6-2
Jose Gracia (FSU) d. Jan Pallares (UM) 7-6(2), 6-3
Paul Gota (ND) d. Chase Wood (FSU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) d. Kai Lemke (UM) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
Ferran Calvo (OU) d. Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
Terrance Whitehurst (FSU) d. Vuk Budic (ILL) 6-4, 6-1
James Davis (OU) d. Terrance Whitehurst (FSU) 6-4, 6-4

09/23/2017
Doubles
Florian Broska/Trevor Foshey (MsSt) d. Terrance Whitehurst/Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) 8-4
Jose Gracia/Chase Wood (FSU) d. Ferran Calvo/James Davis (OU) 8-6
Jose Gracia/Chase Wood (FSU) d. Jan Pallares/Turner Voges (UM) 8-6
Singles
Chase Wood (FSU) d. Zhe Zhou (UAl) 6-3, 6-0
Tim Reutzel (TU) d. Jose Gracia (FSU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) d. Eric Rutledge (RU) 6-4, 6-3
Terrance Whitehurst (FSU) d. Nathan Griffin (ND) 6-3, 6-3

09/24/2017
Singles
Florian Broska (UM) d. Jose Gracia (FSU) 6-2, 6-4
Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) d. Jochen Bertsch (OU) 6-4, 6-0
Oscar Janglin (RU) d. Chase Wood (FSU) 6-3, 7-5
Terrance Whitehurst (FSU) d. Mohamed Abdel-Aziz (RU) 3-6, 6-2, 2-0 retired


ALL-AMERICAN QUALIFYING
10/03/2017, September 30-October 3, 2017, Tulsa, Ok

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Two Seminoles Finish Day One at ITA All-American Pre-Qualifying.
Sophomore Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar goes 2-0 on day one at pre-qualifying.

September 30, 2017

TULSA, OK - Sophomores Alex Knaff and Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar started play in the ITA All-American Pre-Qualifying on Saturday. Bhullar went 2-0, while Knaff lost his only match after a bye.

"It was a good day for Rana," said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. "He is in a draw with a lot of good tennis players. He started slow, but was able to come back and win seven straight games. He was patient and will play better the longer the weekend goes. Bhullar opened his day against Andre Russo of UT Arlington. Bhullar started off slow, down 3-2 in the first set. He won seven straight games to take the first set 6-3 and the second set 6-2.

"I got out to a rough start," said Bhullar. "It was the first time I had played in a while, but once I got warmed up I felt confident."

Bhullar won his second match of the day as well. He defeated Mason Dragos of Butler, 6-1, 6-4.

"It was a good match," said Bhullar. "It was tough conditions with a lot of wind, but I was able to finish strong."

Knaff took on Luke Hammond of Oklahoma State. Knaff fell behind early and could not make up ground falling, 6-3, 7-5.

Bhullar will need to win two matches tomorrow to move on to qualifying. Knaff will have one consolation match.


Bhullar Advances to ITA All-American Qualifying.
Sophomore Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar goes 4-0 in pre-qualifying to advance to qualifying.

October 1, 2017

TULSA, OK - Sophomore Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar continued play at the ITA All-American Pre-Qualifying on Sunday. Bhullar went 4-0 over two days to advance to qualifying.

"Rana is getting stronger as the tournament goes on," said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. "He played physical and did not let up at all today. He was very sharp all day."

Bhullar defeated Guillermo Cabrera of Notre Dame, 6-2, 7-6, in the round of 64 and Luis Diaz from MTSU in dominating fashion, 6-0, 6-1, in the round of 32 to make it to qualifying.

"I played tough and physical today," said Bhullar. "I didn't let my opponent get in much and played very detailed."


Men's Tennis Wraps up Day One of Qualifying at ITA All-Americans.
Sophomore Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar and redshirt senior Jose Gracia will be playing in the consolations of qualifying tomorrow.

October 2, 2017

TULSA, OK - Sophomore Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar and redshirt senior Jose Gracia began play in the ITA All-American Qualifying on Monday.

After going 4-0 in pre-qualifying and advancing to qualifying Bhullar lost in the first round to Felix Corwin of Minnesota, 6-3, 6-4.

Gracia took on Ricky Hernandez Tong of New Mexico in the round of 128. Gracia captured the first set 6-4 but lost the ensuing two sets, 6-1, 6-3.

"The guys both battled hard, but came up a little short," said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. "I am looking forward to them battling again on Tuesday."


09/30/2017
Singles
Rana Roop Bhullar (FSU) d. Andre Russo (UTA) 6-3, 6-2
Rana Roop Bhullar (FSU) d. Mason Dragos (BU) 6-1, 6-4
Luke Hammond (OSU) d. Alex Knaff (FSU) 6-3, 7-5

10/01/2017
Singles
Rana Roop Bhullar (FSU) d. Guillermo Cabrera (ND) 6-2, 7-6()
Rana Roop Bhullar (FSU) d. Luis Diaz (MTSU) 6-0, 6-1
Ben Vandixhorn (NW) d. Alex Knaff (FSU) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

10/02/2017
Singles
#83 Felix Corwin (UMn) d. Rana Roop Bhullar (FSU) 6-3, 6-4
Ricky Hernandez Tong (UNM) d. Jose Gracia (FSU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

10/03/2017
Singles
Zeke Clark (UTx) d. Rana Roop Bhullar (FSU) 6-0, 6-3


BEDFORD CUP
10/07/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL, October 5-7, 2017

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Poullain Gets Win Against Top-50 Opponent.
Lucas Poullain took down No. 48 ranked player, Robert Kelly, in three sets.

October 5, 2017

TULSA, OK - Florida State redshirt senior Lucas Poullain took down the No. 48 ranked player in the country, Robert Kelly of North Carolina on the first day of the ITA All-American Tournament.

Poullain defeated Kelly in three sets. He took the first set from Kelly 6-2, before falling in the second set 6-4. In the third set, Poullain and Kelly went back and forth until it was tied 6-6. In the tiebreaker, the two kept fighting until Poullain broke free and won 8-6.

Poullain will take on No. 80 Dan Little of Utah in the second round Friday.

"It was an amazing effort from Lucas today to battle through and get a three-set victory against a very tricky opponent," said associate coach Ryler DeHeart. "I am proud of his mental fortitude and discipline late down the stretch. It's always a great win when you win a third set breaker and save a match point."

Seminole senior Guy Iradukunda fell in the first round of the tournament to No. 22 Harrison Scott of Texas, 7-5, 6-7, 6-3.

Poullain and redshirt senior Jose Garcia battled in a tough three set match with. Will Little and Johannes Schretter of Baylor. The Noles took the first set by a score of 7-6 (3). The Florida State duo could not hold onto the momentum and dropped the second and third set to Baylor.

Men's Tennis Starts Strong on Day One of the Bedford Cup.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State Men's tennis team split their doubles matches and went 5-2 in singles on day one of the Bedford Cup at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.

The day got started as Seminoles sophomore Alex Knaff and freshman Chase Wood won their first doubles match against Malik Bhatnagar and Antoine Sanchez from Stetson. Knaff and Wood made quick work of the Stetson duo, winning 6-1.

Wood got things started for the Noles in singles with a dominating performance against Nilo Durante of UNF. He went up early in the first set, 4-3 and finished off Durante 6-4. Wood jumped out quickly in the second set taking a 5-0 lead before finishing off Durante 6-2.

Knaff went up 5-2 in the first set of his match against Enrique Paya of UCF. Knaff defeated Paya 6-2 in the first set. In the second set, Knaff jumped out to a 4-1 lead before defeating Paya 6-2 in the second set.

Terrell Whitehurst fought in a tough two-set battle against Ezequiel Cerrini of FGCU. In the first set, Whitehurst jumped out to a 4-1 lead before winning the first set 6-2. Terrell was down early in the second set before coming back and taking a 3-2 lead. Cerrini took the lead again late in the second set, 6-5. Whitehurst stormed back and took the set, and the match, 7-6 (3).

Terrance Whitehurst battled in the Noles only three-set match of the first round. Whitehurst lost 6-7, 6-3, 10-5.

Wood finished off his day with his third win, defeating Anthony Schohn of FAU in dominating fashion. In the first set, Wood did not allow his opponent to win a game as he took it 6-0. In the second set, he took an early 2-1 lead before falling behind 4-3. Wood turned it around and won three straight games to take the second set 6-4.

Knaff won his third match of the day as well. In the first set, he was down 2-1. Knaff went on to win five of the next six games to take the first set 6-3. Knaff had the lead from the start in the second set, winning it 6-2.

"Alex and Chase had a nice run today," said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. "I especially liked the fact that they got better as the day went on. Winning both of their matches, and being convincing in both of them, especially the second one showed a lot."

The Noles begin play at 8:30 am on Friday with doubles play followed by singles.

"It has been a good day of battling at two different sites today," said Hultquist.


Wood Advances to the Finals of the Bedford Cup.
Knaff and Wood advance to the doubles semifinal.

October 6, 2017

TALLAHASEE, FL - Florida State freshman Chase Wood advanced to the championship singles match and the Seminoles' doubles team of Wood and sophomore Alex Knaff advanced to the semifinals of doubles play in the Bedford Cup Championships at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center on the Florida State campus. The singles championship will be played Saturday morning starting at 8:30 a.m. followed by the semifinals and finals of doubles.

Wood defeated Malik Bhatnagar of Stetson in a highly contested three-set match to advance to the singles finals. Wood lost the first set 6-3, but dominated the second set, winning 6-1. In the third set, Wood started down 2-0, before tying it up at three apiece. Wood pulled away and took the final set 10-6.

"I thought it was some pretty tough conditions out there," said Wood. "It was really hot out there. The points were really long and I lost the first set 6-3. I had to battle back in the second to win 6-1. I threw open the changeover in the second and third set, but luckily I was able to regroup and finish strong."

In his final singles match of the weekend, Seminole senior Terrell Whitehurst won a tough three-set match. He lost the first set 6-3 but quickly rebounded taking a 2-1 lead in set two. Whitehurst won four of the next five points to take the 6-2 second set win. In the tiebreaking third set, Whitehurst jumped out to a 2-1 lead before falling behind 4-2. He tied the match at five and took the lead 6-5. He quickly closed out his opponent to earn the 10-6 win in the third set and the victory.

"At home, it was a strong showing," said Seminole head coach Dwayne Hultquist. "Chase beat two really good players today. He got a win over Daniel Kerznerman who beat us last year and followed it up with a tiebreaker in the third under really hot conditions. I thought as the match wore on he was the more physical player and really used his forehand to his advantage."

Poullain Advances to the Round of 16 at the ITA All-American Tournament.

TULSA, OK - Redshirt senior Lucas Poullain competed in his second match of the ITA All-American Tournament against No. 80 Dan Little of Utah to advance to the round of 16 at the ITA All-American Tournament. Poullain will play No. 3 Petros Chrysochs of Wake Forest tomorrow. With a win, Poullain will qualify for the ITA Fall Championship.

Poullain took the first set 6-3 but lost a close second set 7-6(1). He pulled away in the third set after a 2-2 start to take a 5-3 lead. Poullain won the third set 6-4 to advance to the round of 16.

In the consolation singles bracket, Seminole senior Guy Iradukunda defeated Johannes Schretter of Baylor in three sets, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2.

In the consolation doubles bracket, Poullain and redshirt senior Jose Gracia defeated Spencer Papa and Jake van Emburgh of Oklahoma 6-4, 6-4.


Wood Wins Bedford Cup Singles Championship.
Iradukunda advances to the singles consolation quarterfinals.

October 7, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State freshman Chase Wood won the Bedford Cup singles Championship at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center on the Florida State campus.

Wood captured his first singles championship of his college career and second total championship on Saturday morning at the Bedford Cup. Wood jumped out to a 4-2 lead against Mikjail Sokolovskiy of UCF. Wood capped off the first set with a 6-4 win. In the second set, Wood went up 3-1 before falling behind 4-3. Sokolovski took the second set 7-6 (2). In the third set tiebreaker Wood outlasted UCF 10-6 to take the Bedford Cup singles championship.

"I thought Chase had a very gutsy effort," said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. "Playing five singles matches in three days. He played a really good player today in Mikjail Sokolovski. He pulled out the third set tiebreaker. I like how at crucial times he came forward to the net and put some volleys away."

Wood and sophomore Alex Knaff fell to Miami in the semifinals 6-4.

Poullain Advances to the Round of 16 at the ITA All-American Tournament.

TULSA, OK - In the round of 16 redshirt senior Lucas Poullain took on No. 3 Petros Chrysochs of Wake Forest. Poullain lost in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.

In the quarterfinals of consolation doubles Poullain and redshirt senior Jose Gracia Advanced to the semifinals after a withdraw due to injury from their opponent.

Seminole senior Guy Iradukunda took on Wayne Montgomery of Georgia. Iradukunda lost the first set 6-1, and won the second set 6-3 and the third set 7-5. Iradukunda then lost in the quarterfinals.


10/05/2017
Doubles
Remi Chancerel/Thomas Guy (FAU) d. Terrance Whitehurst/Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) 6-4
Alex Knaff/Chase Wood (FSU) d. Malik Bhatnagar/Antoine Sanchez (SU) 6-1
Singles
Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) d. Ezequiel Cerrini (FGCU) 6-2, 7-6(3)
Ignacio Garcia (FAU) d. Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) 6-2, 6-1
Javier Fernandez (FGCU) d. Terrance Whitehurst (FSU) 6-7(), 6-3, 1-0(5)
Chase Wood (FSU) d. Nilo Duarte (UNF) 6-4, 6-2
Chase Wood (FSU) d. Anthony Schohn (FAU) 6-0, 6-4
Alex Knaff (FSU) d. Enrique Paya (UCF) 6-2, 6-2
Alex Knaff (FSU) d. Adriano Soriano (USF) 6-3, 6-2
Karlyn Small (FAMU) d. Terrance Whitehurst (FSU) 4-3 retired - injured

10/06/2017
Doubles
Alex Knaff/Chase Wood (FSU) d. Vasyl Kiselyov/Enrique Paya (UCF) 6-2
Singles
Chase Wood (FSU) d. Daniel Kerznerman (UCF) 6-4, 2-2 retired (inj)
Chase Wood (FSU) d. Malik Bhatnagar (SU) 3-6, 6-1, 1-0(6)
Malik Bhatnager (SU) d. Alex Knaff (FSU) 6-3, 1-6, 1-0(9)
Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) d. Anotine Sanchez (SU) 3-6, 6-2, 1-0(6)

10/07/2017
Doubles
Bojan Jankulovski/Adriano Soriano (UM) d. Alex Knaff/Chase Wood (FSU) 6-4
Singles
Chase Wood (FSU) d. Mikjail Sokolovskiy (UCF) 6-4, 6-7(), 1-0(6)


ALL-AMERICAN
10/08/2017, October 5-8, 2017, Tulsa, Ok

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Poullain Gets Win Against Top-50 Opponent.
Lucas Poullain took down No. 48 ranked player, Robert Kelly, in three sets.

October 5, 2017

TULSA, OK - Florida State redshirt senior Lucas Poullain took down the No. 48 ranked player in the country, Robert Kelly of North Carolina on the first day of the ITA All-American Tournament.

Poullain defeated Kelly in three sets. He took the first set from Kelly 6-2, before falling in the second set 6-4. In the third set, Poullain and Kelly went back and forth until it was tied 6-6. In the tiebreaker, the two kept fighting until Poullain broke free and won 8-6.

Poullain will take on No. 80 Dan Little of Utah in the second round Friday.

"It was an amazing effort from Lucas today to battle through and get a three-set victory against a very tricky opponent," said associate coach Ryler DeHeart. "I am proud of his mental fortitude and discipline late down the stretch. It's always a great win when you win a third set breaker and save a match point."

Seminole senior Guy Iradukunda fell in the first round of the tournament to No. 22 Harrison Scott of Texas, 7-5, 6-7, 6-3.

Poullain and redshirt senior Jose Garcia battled in a tough three set match with. Will Little and Johannes Schretter of Baylor. The Noles took the first set by a score of 7-6 (3). The Florida State duo could not hold onto the momentum and dropped the second and third set to Baylor.

Men's Tennis Starts Strong on Day One of the Bedford Cup.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State Men's tennis team split their doubles matches and went 5-2 in singles on day one of the Bedford Cup at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.

The day got started as Seminoles sophomore Alex Knaff and freshman Chase Wood won their first doubles match against Malik Bhatnagar and Antoine Sanchez from Stetson. Knaff and Wood made quick work of the Stetson duo, winning 6-1.

Wood got things started for the Noles in singles with a dominating performance against Nilo Durante of UNF. He went up early in the first set, 4-3 and finished off Durante 6-4. Wood jumped out quickly in the second set taking a 5-0 lead before finishing off Durante 6-2.

Knaff went up 5-2 in the first set of his match against Enrique Paya of UCF. Knaff defeated Paya 6-2 in the first set. In the second set, Knaff jumped out to a 4-1 lead before defeating Paya 6-2 in the second set.

Terrell Whitehurst fought in a tough two-set battle against Ezequiel Cerrini of FGCU. In the first set, Whitehurst jumped out to a 4-1 lead before winning the first set 6-2. Terrell was down early in the second set before coming back and taking a 3-2 lead. Cerrini took the lead again late in the second set, 6-5. Whitehurst stormed back and took the set, and the match, 7-6 (3).

Terrance Whitehurst battled in the Noles only three-set match of the first round. Whitehurst lost 6-7, 6-3, 10-5.

Wood finished off his day with his third win, defeating Anthony Schohn of FAU in dominating fashion. In the first set, Wood did not allow his opponent to win a game as he took it 6-0. In the second set, he took an early 2-1 lead before falling behind 4-3. Wood turned it around and won three straight games to take the second set 6-4.

Knaff won his third match of the day as well. In the first set, he was down 2-1. Knaff went on to win five of the next six games to take the first set 6-3. Knaff had the lead from the start in the second set, winning it 6-2.

"Alex and Chase had a nice run today," said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. "I especially liked the fact that they got better as the day went on. Winning both of their matches, and being convincing in both of them, especially the second one showed a lot."

The Noles begin play at 8:30 am on Friday with doubles play followed by singles.

"It has been a good day of battling at two different sites today," said Hultquist.


Wood Advances to the Finals of the Bedford Cup.
Knaff and Wood advance to the doubles semifinal.

October 6, 2017

TALLAHASEE, FL - Florida State freshman Chase Wood advanced to the championship singles match and the Seminoles' doubles team of Wood and sophomore Alex Knaff advanced to the semifinals of doubles play in the Bedford Cup Championships at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center on the Florida State campus. The singles championship will be played Saturday morning starting at 8:30 a.m. followed by the semifinals and finals of doubles.

Wood defeated Malik Bhatnagar of Stetson in a highly contested three-set match to advance to the singles finals. Wood lost the first set 6-3, but dominated the second set, winning 6-1. In the third set, Wood started down 2-0, before tying it up at three apiece. Wood pulled away and took the final set 10-6.

"I thought it was some pretty tough conditions out there," said Wood. "It was really hot out there. The points were really long and I lost the first set 6-3. I had to battle back in the second to win 6-1. I threw open the changeover in the second and third set, but luckily I was able to regroup and finish strong."

In his final singles match of the weekend, Seminole senior Terrell Whitehurst won a tough three-set match. He lost the first set 6-3 but quickly rebounded taking a 2-1 lead in set two. Whitehurst won four of the next five points to take the 6-2 second set win. In the tiebreaking third set, Whitehurst jumped out to a 2-1 lead before falling behind 4-2. He tied the match at five and took the lead 6-5. He quickly closed out his opponent to earn the 10-6 win in the third set and the victory.

"At home, it was a strong showing," said Seminole head coach Dwayne Hultquist. "Chase beat two really good players today. He got a win over Daniel Kerznerman who beat us last year and followed it up with a tiebreaker in the third under really hot conditions. I thought as the match wore on he was the more physical player and really used his forehand to his advantage."

Poullain Advances to the Round of 16 at the ITA All-American Tournament.

TULSA, OK - Redshirt senior Lucas Poullain competed in his second match of the ITA All-American Tournament against No. 80 Dan Little of Utah to advance to the round of 16 at the ITA All-American Tournament. Poullain will play No. 3 Petros Chrysochs of Wake Forest tomorrow. With a win, Poullain will qualify for the ITA Fall Championship.

Poullain took the first set 6-3 but lost a close second set 7-6(1). He pulled away in the third set after a 2-2 start to take a 5-3 lead. Poullain won the third set 6-4 to advance to the round of 16.

In the consolation singles bracket, Seminole senior Guy Iradukunda defeated Johannes Schretter of Baylor in three sets, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2.

In the consolation doubles bracket, Poullain and redshirt senior Jose Gracia defeated Spencer Papa and Jake van Emburgh of Oklahoma 6-4, 6-4.


Wood Wins Bedford Cup Singles Championship.
Iradukunda advances to the singles consolation quarterfinals.

October 7, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State freshman Chase Wood won the Bedford Cup singles Championship at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center on the Florida State campus.

Wood captured his first singles championship of his college career and second total championship on Saturday morning at the Bedford Cup. Wood jumped out to a 4-2 lead against Mikjail Sokolovskiy of UCF. Wood capped off the first set with a 6-4 win. In the second set, Wood went up 3-1 before falling behind 4-3. Sokolovski took the second set 7-6 (2). In the third set tiebreaker Wood outlasted UCF 10-6 to take the Bedford Cup singles championship.

"I thought Chase had a very gutsy effort," said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. "Playing five singles matches in three days. He played a really good player today in Mikjail Sokolovski. He pulled out the third set tiebreaker. I like how at crucial times he came forward to the net and put some volleys away."

Wood and sophomore Alex Knaff fell to Miami in the semifinals 6-4.

Poullain Advances to the Round of 16 at the ITA All-American Tournament.

TULSA, OK - In the round of 16 redshirt senior Lucas Poullain took on No. 3 Petros Chrysochs of Wake Forest. Poullain lost in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.

In the quarterfinals of consolation doubles Poullain and redshirt senior Jose Gracia Advanced to the semifinals after a withdraw due to injury from their opponent.

Seminole senior Guy Iradukunda took on Wayne Montgomery of Georgia. Iradukunda lost the first set 6-1, and won the second set 6-3 and the third set 7-5. Iradukunda then lost in the quarterfinals.


Poullain and Gracia Win ITA All-American Doubles Consolation Championship.
Poullain and Gracia earn an automatic bid into the Oracle ITA Fall Championships.

October 8, 2017

TULSA, OK - Redshirt seniors Lucas Poullain and Jose Gracia earned two wins in the doubles consolation bracket of the ITA All-American Championships, including a consolation finals win against No. 29 Christopher Kougoucheff and Parker Wynn of Louisville.

"It is very exciting to see them win two rounds and the consolation championship today," said head coach Dwayne Hultquist.

Poullain and Gracia defeated Chema Carranza and Josef Dodridge of Wisconsin 6-4, 6-3 in the semifinals. The Seminole duo brought their momentum into the finals as they dominated the No. 29 pair in the country from Louisville 6-3, 6-1.

"Winning four matches in All-Americans puts them in elite company, and I am very proud of what they were able to do," said Hultquist.

With the win Poullain and Gracia have earned an automatic bid into the 2017 Oracle ITA Fall Championships in Indian Wells, Calif. that will be held from Nov. 1-5.


10/05/2017
Singles
#22 Harrison Scott (UTx) d. #47 Guy Iradukunda (FSU) 7-5, 6-7(5), 6-3
#50 Lucas Poullain (FSU) d. #48 Robert Kelly (UNC) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(6)

10/06/2017
Doubles
#19 Will Little/Johannes Schretter (BU) d. #15 Jose Gracia/Lucas Poullain (FSU) 6-7(6), 7-6(3), 1-0(6)
#15 Jose Gracia/Lucas Poullain (FSU) d. #20 Spencer Papa/Jake van Emburgh (OU) 6-4, 6-4
Singles
#50 Lucas Poullain (FSU) d. #80 Dan Little (UU) 6-3, 6-7(1), 6-4
#47 Guy Iradukunda (FSU) d. #40 Johannes Schretter (BU) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

10/07/2017
Doubles
#15 Jose Gracia/Lucas Poullain (FSU) d. #26 Victor Pham/Jackie Tang (CU) default - injured
Singles
#3 Petros Chrysochos (WF) d. #50 Lucas Poullain (FSU) 6-2, 6-3
#110 Kyle Seelig (OSU) d. #47 Guy Iradukunda (FSU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

10/08/2017
Doubles
#15 Jose Gracia/Lucas Poullain (FSU) d. Chema Carranza/Josef Dodridge (UWi) 6-4, 6-3
#15 Jose Gracia/Lucas Poullain (FSU) d. #29 Christopher Kougoucheff/Parker Wynn (UL) 6-3, 6-1


ITA SE REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
10/17/2017, October 13-17, 2017, Atlanta, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Men's Tennis has a Strong Showing on Day One of the ITA Southeast Regionals.
Four Seminoles advance in singles and two doubles pairs advance.

October 14, 2017

ATLANTA, GA - Florida State men's tennis began play at the 2017 ITA Regional Championships hosted by Georgia Tech Saturday morning, taking four of eight singles matches, and three of four doubles matches. Championship play will continue Sunday through Tuesday.

"There were some really good performances today as well as some tough losses," said head coach Dwayne Hultquist.

In singles, fourth-seeded and No. 47 ranked Seminole, senior Guy Iradukunda captured the Noles first win of the day against Alex Philips of Georgia. Iradukunda took the match in straight sets 6-4, 6-0.

"Guy was dominant today," said Hultquist. "He was able to keep a good opponent from Georgia from winning a game in the second set."

Redshirt Senior and No. 50 ranked Lucas Poullain moved on to the second round after a tough three-set match against Chris Yun from tournament host, Georgia Tech. Lucas took the first set 6-4, before losing the second set in a tiebreaker, 7-6(4). Poullain pulled away for the third set win, 7-5.

"I was really pleased with Lucas's performance today," said Hultquist. "He came from behind to win the last three games of the match. It was a big win for him."

Florida State freshman Chase Wood extended his five-match singles win streak to six after a three-set victory. Wood brought down Loic Blanco from Stetson 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. Wood takes on 11th seeded and No. 102 ranked Jan Zielinski of Georgia in the second-round tomorrow.

"Chase continued his winning ways today taking down a good opponent from Stetson," said Hultquist.

Sophomore Alex Knaff defeated Lasse Muscheites of North Florida 7-6(3), 6-2. Knaff will take on ninth-seeded and No. 88 ranked McClain Kessler from the University of Florida in the second round.

In doubles, the Noles advanced two of their three doubles pairs to the round of 16. Iradukunda and Knaff came in as the sixth seed and received a bye in the first round. In the second round, the Seminoles duo won in dominating fashion, 6-1, over Hussey and Huynh of Georgia State.

Wood and Sophomore Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar received a bye into the second round as the tenth seed. They took on fellow Seminole teammates in the second round, seniors Terrance and Terrell Whitehurst. The Whitehurst brothers won their first-round match, 8-2 against Cerrini and Bates of FGCU. The brothers defeated their teammates Wood and Bhullar, 8-6, to advance to the round of 16.

"I am glad to see two of our doubles teams in the round of 16," said Hultquist. "It continues to show our growth and progress."


Men's Tennis Advances Two into the Quarterfinals of the ITA Regional Championship.
Iradukunda and Knaff are in the singles quarterfinals as well as the doubles quarterfinal.

October 15, 2017

ATLANTA, GA - Seminole senior Guy Iradukunda and sophomore Alex Knaff advanced into the 2017 ITA Regional Championships quarterfinals in both singles and doubles on day two at the ITA Regional Championships hosted by Georgia Tech. Redshirt senior Jose Gracia is still alive in the consolation bracket.

"It is great to have three guys left with an opportunity to keep moving on and progress," said head coach Dwayne Hultquist.

Iradukunda and Knaff got the first win of the day for the Garnet and Gold in doubles play as they took down ninth-seeded Divar and Kay of host Georgia Tech 8-7(3).

Knaff and Iradukunda both advanced through the singles bracket as well. Iradukunda took down Michael Kay of Georgia Tech in his first match of the day 6-4, 7-5. In his second match, Iradukunda took on 13th seeded Oliver Crawford of Florida. Iradukunda lost the first set 6-1 but came back to win the second and third sets 7-5, 7-5 to advance to the quarterfinals.

"Guy went down a set in his second match today, but was able to fight hard and come from behind," said Hultquist. "It was a good win and he showed a lot of heart to stay in and come back. He did a really good job hanging in there."

Knaff had a tough match against ninth seed and No. 88 ranked McClain Kessler of Florida to begin his day. Knaff fell in a hole early after losing the first set 6-4. In the second set, they battled back in forth in the tiebreaker before Knaff pulled away to win 7-6(17), he also captured the third set 6-2.

"Alex had a tough win this morning," said Hultquist. "He won the second set after a 19-17 tiebreaker. He played outstanding. He was able to finish off the third set due to his big serving and ground play."

To reach the quarterfinals Knaff defeated Fermin Calvo of Kennesaw State in straight sets 6-1, 6-0.

Redshirt senior Jose Gracia was the lone Seminole to advance to the consolation quarterfinals after a 6-2, 6-2 win over Pierre Luquet of USF.


Gracia Moves on to Consolation Final.
Knaff falls in main draw semifinals.

October 16, 2017

ATLANTA, GA - Seminole sophomore Alex Knaff advanced to the semifinal on Monday at the 2017 ITA Southeast Regional Championships hosted by Georgia Tech. Redshirt senior Jose Gracia moved into the finals of the consolation bracket.

"It has been a good tournament," said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. "I am pleased with Alex getting to the semifinals. This has easily been his best tournament at FSU. He grew as the tournament went on."

Knaff defeated Grayson Goldin of USF in three sets in his first singles match of the day. Knaff fell behind early after losing the first set 6-4. He was able to take the second set 6-3 and take an early 4-2 lead in the final set. Goldin tied it back up at four apiece, but Knaff pulled away, taking set three 6-4 to move onto the semifinals.

"In my first match, my opponent started well," said Knaff. "I didn't play my best today, but I hung in and tried to play my game. I got better as the match went on and was able to win even though I was not playing my best."

Knaff got off to a slow start in his semifinals match, losing the first set 6-3. He was unable to regain control as the second set went back and forth before Walker Duncan of Georgia pulled out the second set and the match 7-6.

"I faced off against another tough opponent," said Knaff. "I had some opportunities in the second set, but could not pull through. Overall, I am very happy with how I played today."

Gracia took on Jordan Belga of Florida in the quarterfinals of the consolation singles bracket. Gracia and Belga battled in the first set before Gracia came out on top 7-6(4). Gracia was too strong in the second as he dominated his way to a 6-1 second set win and a place in the consolation semifinals.

In the semifinals, Gracia continued where he left off in the quarterfinals and took down Alex Phillips of Georgia in two sets, 6-2, 6-3, to advance to the consolation finals tomorrow.

"I am very pleased with how Jose is playing," said Hultquist. "Being able to fight through the back draw after losing to the No. 1 seed in the first round is great and big for his confidence."

Knaff and senior Guy Iradukunda fell to Loeb and Zielinski of Georgia 8-6 in the doubles quarterfinal.

"We played well, but our opponent was very good," said Iradukunda. "Our opponent stepped up at the end to take the lead."


Men's Tennis Wraps Up Play at ITA Regional Championships.
Gracia finishes second in the consolation singles final.

October 17, 2017

ATLANTA, GA - The ITA Regional Championships wrapped up on Tuesday with the consolation singles finals and doubles finals. In the consolation singles final, Seminole senior Jose Gracia took on Andy Andrade of Florida.

Gracia fell in a tough three-set match. He won the first set 6-2, but could not keep it rolling as he lost the ensuing two sets 6-3, 6-3.

"I was glad to see Jose make a run in the back draw at regionals," said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. "The back draw is not easy to play in, but he did well. It is good for his confidence and his development leading into the spring."

The Noles had two singles players, Guy Iradukunda and Alex Knaff, make it to singles quarterfinals with Knaff advancing to the semifinals at the ITA Regional Championship. Iradukunda and Knaff both advanced to the quarterfinals of doubles as well.

"I thought it was a good performance overall this weekend," said Hultquist. "Alex was definitely the highlight of the weekend. I liked how he fought hard, as well as how the rest of the team fought. I was very pleased with how we played and where we are at, but I want to keep getting better."


10/14/2017
Doubles
Guy Iradukunda/Alex Knaff (FSU) d. Giles Hussey/Kevin Huynh (GSU) 8-1
Terrance Whitehurst/Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) d. Austin Bates/Ezequiel Cerrini (FGCU) 8-2
Terrance Whitehurst/Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) d. Rana Roop Bhullar/Chase Wood (FSU) 8-6
Terrance Whitehurst/Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) d. Rana Roop Bhullar/Chase Wood (FSU) 8-6
Singles
#21 Wayne Montgomery (UGA) d. Jose Gracia (FSU) 6-2, 7-6(2)
Ezekiel Cerrini (FGCU) d. Rana Roop Bhullar (FSU) 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 7-6(7)
#47 Guy Iradukunda (FSU) d. Alex Phillips (UGA) 6-4, 6-0
Chase Wood (FSU) d. Loic Blanco (SU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Ignacio Garcia (FAU) d. Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) 6-2, 5-7, 7-5
Danny Kerznerman (UCF) d. Terrance Whitehurst (FSU) 7-6(3), 6-4
#50 Lucas Poullain (FSU) d. Chris Yun (GT) 6-4, 6-7(4), 7-5
Alex Knaff (FSU) d. Lasse Muscheites (UNF) 7-6(3), 6-2

10/15/2017
Doubles
Guy Iradukunda/Alex Knaff (FSU) d. Carlos Divar/Michael Kay (GT) 8-7(3)
Oliver Crawford/Chase Perez-Blanco (UF) d. Terrance Whitehurst/Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) 8-5
Singles
#47 Guy Iradukunda (FSU) d. Michael Kay (GT) 6-4, 7-5
#47 Guy Iradukunda (FSU) d. Oliver Crawford (UF) 1-6, 7-5, 7-5
#102 Jan Zielinski (UGA) d. Chase Wood (FSU) 6-3, 6-4
Bojan Jankulovski (UM) d. #50 Lucas Poullain (FSU) 7-5, 6-7(5), 6-2
Alex Knaff (FSU) d. #88 McClain Kessler (UF) 4-6, 7-6(17), 6-2
Alex Knaff (FSU) d. Fermin Calvo (KSU) 6-1, 6-0
Jose Gracia (FSU) d. Pierre Luquet (USF) 6-2, 6-2
Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) d. Till Winning (UNF) 6-2, 6-2
Stefan Madonia (UF) d. Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) 6-4, 6-4
Felipe Ramirez (FGCU) d. Terrance Whitehurst (FSU) 6-3, 6-2
Rana Roop Bhullar (FSU) d. Federico Nani (FAMU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Andy Andrade (UF) d. Rana Roop Bhullar (FSU) 6-4, 6-0

10/16/2017
Doubles
#2 Robert Loeb/Jan Zielinski (UGA) d. Guy Iradukunda/Alex Knaff (FSU) 8-6
Singles
#102 Jan Zielinski (UGA) d. #47 Guy Iradukunda (FSU) 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-3
Alex Knaff (FSU) d. Grayson Goldin (USF) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
#101 Walker Duncan (UGA) d. Alex Knaff (FSU) 6-3, 7-6(3)
Jose Gracia (FSU) d. Jordan Belga (UF) 7-6(4), 6-1
Jose Gracia (FSU) d. Alex Phillips (UGA) 6-2, 6-3

10/17/2017
Singles
Andy Andrade (UF) d. Jose Gracia (FSU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3