May 29, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Junior Jean-Yves Aubone became the first Florida State tennis player to be named a two-time All-American when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced its 2009 All-American list on Friday, May 29.
“We are thrilled that Jean-Yves was named to the All-American team,” FSU head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. “It’s a great accomplishment to be a back-to-back All-American. He had a terrific year being named the ACC Player of the Year and also had some big wins.”
Aubone compiled a 19-10 record in 2008-09 including a 12-9 record against ranked competition. The ACC Player of the Year went 9-1 in conference play and was one of two Seminoles to earn a berth into the NCAA Singles Tournament. The Miami, Fla., native finished the season ranked No. 20 in the country.
“He won so many big matches and beat several highly ranked players,” Hultquist said. “Last season he played well and was able to do it again this year to become the school’s first two-time All-American.”
Last season, Aubone became the first Seminole to be a singles All-American since Mat Cloer accomplished the feat in 2005. To become singles All-American a player must advance to the round of 16 at the NCAA Tournament, be seeded entering the tournament or finish the season ranked in the top 20 of the ITA rankings.