NICEVILLE, Fla. – Georgia State men’s tennis wrapped up play in the Pro Circuit Futures tournament Wednesday afternoon, headlined by Quentin Coulaud rattling off four consecutive wins to punch his ticket to the Main Draw.
Coulaud, a junior from Saint-Brieuc, France, won his first three matches in the Qualifying Draw in dominant fashion, earning all three victories in two sets. In Round Four of the Qualifying Draw, he edged past Rowland Phillips 7-6(8), 4-6, 7-5 to earn a spot in the Main Draw. There, Coulaud fell in the opening round to Trent Bryde in two sets.
Also competing for the Panthers in Niceville, Fla., this week was Giles Hussey and Roberts Grinvalds. Hussey won a close three-set match in round one of the Qualifying Draw, then won his next two matchups before falling in the final round to Pierre Luquet 3-6, 0-6. Grinvalds opened play in the Main Draw but lost in round one.
In doubles play, Hussey and Grinvalds defeated Patrick Daciek and Rowland Phillips 7-5, 4-6 [10-5] before having to withdraw in the Quarterfinals.
In addition to the Pro Circuit Futures, GSU also had four players in the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational over the weekend.
Andrei Duarte led the way with a 2-1 overall record, making it to the White Main Draw final in singles play. There, Duarte was defeated by Jake Beasley of South Carolina 3-6, 7-6 (0-5), 6-0. Patrick Lazo and Bailey Showers each picked up wins in the consolation draw after falling in the Olde Gold Main Draw. Kevin Huynh joined Duarte in the White Main Draw but lost his opening match to Sam Dromsky of Georgia in two sets.
Duarte and Showers finished the weekend with a pair of wins in doubles play, while Huynh and Lazo defeated Britton Johnston and Sam Dromsky of Georgia after falling in their first match.
Georgia State returns to the court on Friday for the final tournament of the fall in the Wake Forrest Invitational, where Showers will be joined by teammates Steven Huynh and Jack MacFarlane. The trio enters the tournament with a 12-13 combined record in singles play during the fall slate.
The Wake Forest Invitational begins Friday morning and concludes with Sunday afternoon.
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