TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 19th ranked Florida Condition men’s tennis staff (8-1) endured their first loss of the season to Tulane (4-) in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend championship match.
“There ended up 4 excellent teams right here this weekend,” reported head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “We had a excellent acquire yesterday. I did not believe we played as excellent in singles now as yesterday, particularly in the starting. The important section of the match was the finish of the first two sets. Tulane did a great occupation of capitalizing and winning on courts 4 and 5.”
For the next match in a row and seventh time this season, the Noles won the doubles point. Florida Condition dominated courts 1 and a few getting both equally of them 6-2 en route to an early 1- guide.
Redshirt senior Lucas Poullain gave the Garnet and Gold a speedy 2- guide with an additional straight-set acquire, this time about No. 42 Luis Erlenbush. It was Poullain’s next-ranked acquire this season. He has now won 29 of his past 30 dual matches courting back to the 2018 season.
Tulane turned points close to getting the following 4 courts. They began with court a few, getting it 6-1, 6-4. The Environmentally friendly Wave tied it with an additional straight-set acquire on court 4.
With the match coming down to the finish Tulane took court 5 to get their first guide of the match. Senior Aziz Dougaz and sophomore Chase Wooden headed to a third set and ended up tied 2-2. Wooden took a 3-2 guide as Dougaz fell driving 3-2.
Dougaz then hurt his ankle creating him not to be capable to finish the match. Tulane went on to acquire 4-2 and progress to Countrywide Indoors.
“It is unlucky for Aziz,” reported Hultquist. “I believe he was in situation to acquire the third set and at the time Chase was up a break in the third. It is 1 of those points that comes about and is unlucky but we have a prolonged 12 months ahead of us and a good deal of tennis to be played.”
Florida Condition heads to Lake Nona, Fla. and the USTA Countrywide Campus for the next time this 12 months to get on the Florida Gators following Saturday. The match is a section of the USTA’s Higher education MatchDay Series and will be highlighted reside on the Tennis Channel.
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Tulane 4, #19 Florida Condition University 2
Singles levels of competition
- Ewan Moore (TLN) def. Aziz Dougaz (FS) 4-6, 6-4, 5-2, retired
- Lucas Poullain (FS) def. #42 Luis Erlenbusch (TLN) 6-2, 6-4
- Hamish Stewart (TLN) def. Alex Knaff (FS) 6-1, 6-4
- Dane Esses (TLN) def. Richard Thongoana (FS) 6-4, 6-3
- #58 Tyler Schick (TLN) def. #84 Rana Roop Bhullar (FS) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
- Chase Wooden (FS) vs. #125 Tim Ruetzel (TLN) 2-6, 6-, 3-3, unfinished
Doubles levels of competition
- Aziz Dougaz/Alex Knaff (FS) def. Hamish Stewart/Ewan Moore (TLN) 6-2
- Lucas Poullain/Sebastian Arcila (FS) vs. Luis Erlenbusch/Tyler Schick (TLN) 4-5, unfinished
- Chase Wooden/Richard Thongoana (FS) def. Akos Kotorman/Tim Ruetzel (TLN) 6-2
Florida Condition University 8-1 Countrywide position #19
Purchase of finish: Doubles (1,3) Singles (2,3,4,5,1)