Waves Battle #16 Seminoles, Fall at 4-0
The Waves host South Florida and Bucknell on Wednesday
MALIBU, Calif. – The Pepperdine men's tennis team hosted #16 Florida State on Monday at Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center, falling 4-0 after a hard-fought battle.
Three of the Waves (2-9) took their matches with the Seminoles (16-1) to three sets before the match was clinched on another court.
- Dane Esses/Lautaro Pane (PEPP) vs. #74 Aziz Dougaz/Guy Iradukunda (FSU) - 3-3
- #18 Jose Gracia/Lucas Poullain (FSU) def. Max Mendelsohn/Yusuf Khamis (PEPP) - 6-1
- #44 Terrance Whitehurst/Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) def. Brian Berdusco/Scotland Garapedian (PEPP) - 6-1
- #87 Aziz Dougaz (FSU) def. Dane Esses (PEPP) - 6-3, 6-2
- #56 Lucas Poullain (FSU) def. Lautaro Pane (PEPP) - 6-3, 6-4
- 3. Brian Berdusco (PEPP) Jose Gracia (FSU) - 6-7 (8-10), 2-2, unfinished
- Yusuf Khamis (PEPP) vs. Alex Knaff (FSU) - 6-1, 1-6, 1-2, unfinished
- Max Mendelsohn (PEPP) vs. Rana Roop Bhullar (FSU) - 6-4, 1-6, 2-1, unfinished
- Sebastian Arcila (FSU) def. Felipe Galvao (PEPP) - 6-4, 6-1
During doubles competition, Dane Esses and Lautaro Pane gave the #74 pairing of Aziz Dougaz and Guy Iradukunda a battle, the set getting to 3-3 before the doubles point was clinched on another court. Florida State won on courts two and three to take the doubles point and head into singles with the lead.
The Waves started off strong in singles, with Max Mendelsohn and Yusuf Khamis both winning their first sets and Brian Berdusco pushing his first set to a tiebreak. All three of their matches went unfinished as the match was clinched. The Seminoles picked up match win on courts one, two and six to take the match 4-0.
The Waves host South Florida and Bucknell on Wednesday, March 14 at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.respectively.
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