THE Gulls went out of the Johnstones Paints Trophy at the first hurdle at Cheltenham.
Although they improved after the break and pulled a goal back, they never recovered from the home side's double first-half strike.
Torquay fell behind after 14 minutes to a goal by Jimmy Spencer, and the lead was doubled for the home side after 42 minutes when Jeff Goulding hit the target.
Gulls boss Martin Ling had made a number of changes for the Johnstones Paints Trophy tie.
However, just as they did at Dagenham and Redbridge on Saturday, Torquay rallied after the break.
They pulled a goal back through Lloyd Macklin on the hour.
Torquay lined up Rice; Oastler, Saah, Ellis, Rowe-Turner; McPhee, Mansell, Lathrope, Macklin; Howe, Bodin. Subs Robertson, O'Kane, Halpin, Stevens, Atieno.