Conquistadors defeated in SSAC Round-Up opener

FNU men's tennis final graphic. (03-30-23)
FNU men’s tennis final graphic. (03-30-23)


MOBILE, Ala. (March 30, 2023)Florida National University’s men’s tennis suffered a 4-2 loss to the Bleu Devils at the Southern States Athletic Conference’s Round-Up. This conference showdown took place at the Mobile Tennis Center in Alabama, and FNU failed to repeat their early week 4-3 win over the Warner University Royals in Hialeah, Fla. 

In the doubles play, FNU partners Luigi Stefanacci and David De Ayguavives won their doubles match 7-6 versus Dillard’s Pablo Martin and  Jesus Rodriguez. After two losses in the doubles play, FNU fell short of the mark in the singles portion of the competition. Notably, Jerry Makela won his match 6-1, 6-2 and Umberto Particelli got a 6-2, 6-2 victory. 

Doubles Competition:

Number one: 

Jan Oppermann / Sebastian Fujita fall to Yassine Ben Jemaa / Nour Salah Ibrahim 6-7

Number two:

Luigi Stefanacci / David De Ayguavives defeat Pablo Martin / Jesus Rodriguez 7-6

Number three: 

Umberto Particelli / Guido Gentile fall to Daniel Sich / Youssef Berrajah 3-6


Singles Competition: 

Jerry Makela defeats Pablo Martin 6-1, 6-2

Jules Grignon falls to Nour Salah Ibrahim 6-2, 4-6, 3-6

Umberto Particelli defeats Albert Segura 6-2, 6-2

Guido Gentile falls to Yassine Ben Jemaa 6-3, 0-6, 6-7

David De Ayguavives versus Jesus Rodriguez 7-6, 5-7, 1-1

Luigi Stefanacci versus Daniel Sich 6-2, 4-6, 6-3


Match Notes:

FNU record: (2-6)

DU record (4-6)


Up Next: FNU tennis returns to action tomorrow versus Mobile.


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