ATLANTA – Georgia State men’s tennis returns to action in this weekend’s ITA Southeast Regional hosted by Georgia, looking to build off its early success from the opening portion of its fall schedule.
The Panthers will have all ten players competing this weekend in both singles and doubles play. GSU enters the weekend with a 46-25 overall record after three fall tournaments and has had at least one player reach the quarterfinals of their draw in every tournament its competed in.
In singles play, Quentin Coulaud, Roberts Grinvalds and Giles Hussey will represent the Panthers in the Main Draw. The trio has a combined 8-4 record this fall, with Hussey making it to the quarterfinals and Grinvalds making the semifinals in the Gamecock Fall Invitational.
Coulaud faces Ignacio Garcia of Florida Atlantic in the opening round while Grinvalds takes on Enzo Le Seguillon of Florida State and Hussey squares off against Andrew Li of Georgia Tech.
In the Singles Qualifying Bracket, GSU will have seven individuals competing. Andrei Duarte, who owns a 7-2 record this fall, opens with a matchup against Diego Finkelstein of Georgia Southern after a first-round bye. Kevin Huynh looks to build off his 5-2 record with a match against Pablo Aycart Joya of Miami and Patrick Lazo, who’s also 5-2 this fall, takes on Louis Gorregues of Stetson after an opening-round bye.
Also competing the Singles Qualifying bracket for Georgia State will be Steven Huynh, Jack MacFarlane, Diego Padilha and Bailey Showers. Padilha, who finished with a 4-1 record in the Gamecock Invitational, opens with a matchup against Murphy McCullough of Georgia Southern after a first-round bye.
GSU will have five teams of doubles, all competing in the Division I Doubles bracket. The Panthers will be led by MacFarlane and Hussey, who finished runner up in the opening tournament of the fall. The duo takes on Fermin Calvo Barcelo and Bryan Triana of Kennesaw State while Grinvalds and Duarte face Alan Rubio and Manoel Alencar of UCF.
Padilha and Showers open with a match against Luis Fernandez Labarta and Thomas Guy of FAU. Georgia State will have two sets of doubles partners making their debut this fall, as Steven Huynh and Lazo will pair up and Kevin Huynh and Coulaud will take the court together.
The tournament begins Friday morning at 9 a.m. and concludes Tuesday afternoon.
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