FNU drops conference match to No. 6 Southeastern

FNU tennis players Luigi Stefanacci and Lennart Ostheimer.
FNU drops conference match to No. 6 Southeastern. (March 30, 2024)


LAKELAND, Fla. (March 30, 2024) – Florida National University’s men’s tennis team (1-10) continues its search for a Sun Conference win, losing 4-0 to the No. 6 Southeastern University Fire (14-4). SEU dominated each portion of the match, grabbing an impressive opening point in doubles play and surgically claiming three singles wins to end the match.

The Fire got off to a hot start as FNU pair Ignacio Acosta and Matteo Ruscassier lost their match to Bruno Pessoa and Diego Menendez 6-0. Guido Gentile and Luigi Stefanacci fell to Alejandro Orihuela and Victor Olivera 6-2 as the Fire turned their attention to singles play. 

Menendez posted a 6-1, 6-1 win over Stefanacci, while Ruscassier missed the mark against Piero Fernandez 6-2, 6-1. FNU’s Agustin Cortona was the last Conquistador to suffer a loss, dropping his match to Mark Griffin 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles Competition:

Number one: 

Ignacio Acosta / Matteo Ruscassier lost to Bruno Pessoa / Diego Menendez (0-6)

Number two:

Guido Gentile / Luigi Stefanacci lost to Alejandro Orihuela / Victor Olivera (2-6)

Number three: 

Sebastian Fujita / David Santamaria vs. Piero Fernandez / Mark Griffin (2-5, UF)


Singles Competition: 

Ignacio Acosta vs. Bruno Pessoa (2-6, 2-2, UF)

Luigi Stefanacci falls to Diego Menendez (1-6, 1-6)

David Santamaria vs. Alejandro Orihuela (0-6, 2-3, UF)

Matteo Ruscassier falls to Piero Fernandez (2-6, 1-6)

Agustin Cortona falls to Mark Griffin (0-6, 0-6)

Marc Lafarga vs. Federico Boscolo (3-6, 1-2, UF)


Up Next: SCAD heads to Goodlet Park April 5 for a noon match versus FNU. 

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