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Hatters Headed to FSU for ITA Southeast Regional
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  10/17/2012
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The Stetson men's tennis team will travel to Tallahassee this weekend to compete in the ITA Southeast Regional Tournament.

The event, which starts on Thursday, will be the final of event of the fall season for Stetson.

The Hatters begin play with the qualifying rounds on Thursday. The main draw begins Friday morning. Four of the six Hatters slated to compete will begin play on Thursday in qualifying.

Freshman Laurynas Antropikas (Palanga, Lithuania) will take on Robbie Dubuque of Florida Atlantic at 8:30 a.m. to begin the action for the Hatters. The winner will face Michael Rinaldi of Florida State at 11:30 a.m.

Another freshman, Simon Julin (Stockholm, Sweden) will face Collin Brown of Florida Gulf Coast at 9 a.m. with the winner advancing to a qualifying match at 1:30 p.m.

Junior Hans Adrian Riseng (Oslo, Norway) will face Sean Bacha of Florida Atlantic in his first qualifying match at 11:30 a.m. with the winner advancing to a 2:30 p.m. match for a spot in the main draw.

Freshman Egor Panyushkin (Moscow, Russia) will face off against Michael Beller of Florida Gulf Coast in his first match at 8:30 a.m. with the winner going on to face Will Oliver of Georgia at noon.

A total of eight players will advance from the qualifying rounds into the main tournament draw, which will begin play on Friday.

Stetson has two players assured of positions in the main draw. Senior Didrik Berg (Oslo, Norway) will face Pedro Wagner of UCF in a 10 a.m. match while freshman Cahit Kapukiran (Izmir, Turkey) will play against Wilfredo Gonzales of Miami at 9 a.m. Gonzalez is one of the top 16 seeds in the tournament.

In the doubles draw, the duo of Kapukiran and Riseng will take on Gordon Watson and Billy Federhofer of Florida in an opening round match. Berg and Antropikas will face off against Robert Schulze and Sofiane Chevallier of Georgia State and the team of Julin and Panyushkin will face Federico Sabogal and Everth Dzib of South Florida.

Times for the doubles matches on Friday have not been announced.

You can track the results throughout the tournament on twitter by going to

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