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No. 21 Florida State Downs Furman, 4-0, Sunday In FSU Spring Invitational Championship

Jake Bhangdia
Jake Bhangdia

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 21 Florida State downed Furman, 4-0, Sunday in the championship match of the FSU Spring Invitational, which was held this weekend at the Florida State indoor tennis facility in Tallahassee, Fla.  

The Seminoles picked up wins at flights two and three doubles to claim the opening point.  Guy Iradukunda and Aziz Dougaz topped senior Cameron Green and freshman Drew Singerman, 6-2, at flight two, and Terrance Whitehurst teamed with Terrell Whitehurst for a 6-1 victory over junior Alex Steryous and sophomore Jake Bhangdia at number three.  Paladin junior Jake Munns and rookie Ivan Mitric held a 4-3 advantage over eighth-ranked Jose Gracia and Lucas Poullain in the top-seeded match up, which was unfinished.

Florida State claimed three singles wins to take the team victory, as Dougaz defeated Green, 6-1, 6-3, at flight one, and 22nd-ranked Iradukunda bested Mitric, 6-3, 6-2, at number three.  In the fourth-seeded contest, Gracia beat Singerman, 6-2, 6-4. 

Three singles matches were unfinished, with 24th-ranked Poullain leading Munns, 6-0, 5-6, at flight two, and Chase Wood held a 6-4, 6-0 lead over Bhangdia at number five.  In the sixth seeded match, Terrell Whitehurst led freshman Daniel Vishnic, 7-5, 1-0.

Following a three-week hiatus, Furman (2-1) returns home to face Presbyterian on Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. at the Mickel Tennis Center in the team's 2018 home opener.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

 

#21 Florida State University 4, Furman 0
Jan 14, 2018 at Tallahassee, Fla. (FSU Indoor Tennis Facility) 

Singles competition

1. Aziz Dougaz (FSU) def. Cameron Green (FUR) 6-1, 6-3

2. #24 Lucas Poullain (FSU) vs. Jake Munns (FUR) 6-0, 5-6, unfinished

3. #22 Guy Iradukunda (FSU) def. Ivan Mitric (FUR) 6-3, 6-2

4. Jose Gracia (FSU) def. Drew Singerman (FUR) 6-2, 6-4

5. Chase Wood (FSU) vs. Jake Bhangdia (FUR) 6-4, 4-0, unfinished

6. Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) vs. Daniel Vishnick (FUR) 7-5, 1-0, unfinished


Doubles competition

1. #8 Jose Gracia/Lucas Poullain (FSU) vs. Jake Munns/Ivan Mitric (FUR) 3-4, unfinished

2. Guy Iradukunda/Aziz Dougaz (FSU) def. Cameron Green/Drew Singerman (FUR) 6-2

3. Terrance Whitehurst/Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) def. Alex Steryous/Jake Bhangdia (FUR) 6-1


Match Notes

Furman 2-0

Florida State University 5-0; National ranking #21

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (1,3,4)