Men’s tennis falters in final Round-Up match versus Loyola

FNU men's tennis final graphic. (04-01-23)
FNU men’s tennis final graphic. (04-01-23)


MOBILE, Ala. (April 01, 2023)Florida National University’s men’s tennis team ended their stay at the Southern States Athletic Conference’s (SSAC) Round-Up 1-2, following a 4-3 loss to RV Loyola University. The Wolfpack recently dropped from the NAIA’s Top-25 list but were eager to capture a huge conference win over the rolling Conquistadors. FNU had secured a 4-3 win over Mobile University the previous day. 

FNU dominated doubles play with two wins from partners Umberto Particelli and Guido Gentile and Luigi Stefanacci and David De Ayguavives to secure the opening point. Four singles losses, however, deprived the Conquistadors of a much-needed win. Notably, Guido Gentile and Luigi Stefanacci iced out their Loyola opponents with 6-1, 6-7, 6-3 and 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 singles romps.

Doubles Competition:

Number one: 

Jan Oppermann / Sebastian Fujita fall to Francisco Javier Arce Vieyra / Samuel Motazed 3-6

Number two:

Umberto Particelli / Guido Gentile defeat Theo Debackere / Hippolyte de Preville 6-4

Number three: 

Luigi Stefanacci / David De Ayguavives defeat Herman Aure / Remus Hebhang-Balan 6-1


Singles Competition: 

Jerry Makela falls to Francisco Javier Arce Vieyra 1-6, 4-6

Jules Grignon falls to Theo Debackere 2-6, 1-6

Umberto Particelli falls to Remus Hebhang-Balan 2-6,3-6

Guido Gentile defeats Samuel Motazed 6-1, 6-7, 6-3

David De Ayguavives falls to Tiger Cheung 6-2, 3-6, 3-6

Luigi Stefanacci defeats Herman Aure 6-1, 1-6, 6-3


Match Notes:

FNU record: (3-7)

LU record: (8-7)


Up Next: FNU preps for the Montgomery SSAC Round-Up on April 14.


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