October 24, 2010 - by
Bowles Advances To Finals Of Regional Championships

Oct. 24, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Senior Clint Bowles of the Florida State men’s tennis team played in the quarterfinals and semifinals of the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships today and came out on top in both matches to advance to the final match. Both of Bowles’ opponents were from the University of Florida, who was hosting the tournament.

“I think in tournament play Clint always seems to play each match better,” said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “I thought today’s semifinal match was the best match this fall. He played aggressively and finished a lot of points at the net.”

No. 43 Bowles, a native of Tampa, faced off against Andrew Butz in the quarterfinals. Bowles came out strong in the first set to win but then had a little bit of difficulties in the second set but finished strong to win 6-3, 7-5.

Bowles, the No. 3 seed of the tournament, faced off against Sekou Bangoura, a 9-12 seed in the semifinals. Bowles defeated his second Gator of the day defeating the No. 111 player 6-3, 6-2.

“I played really well today,” said Bowles. “My semifinal match was my best one of the tournament so far. I hope I can play this well tomorrow and come home with the win for Florida State.”

On Monday, Bowles will face Will Spencer of Georgia, a 9-12 seeded player at 10:00 a.m. Last season Bowles won the tournament to automatically qualify for the ITA Indoor Tennis Championships. Live stats of the match will be available at:

Results will also be on Seminoles.com following the match.

USTA/ITA Regional Championships
Semifinals, October 24

No. 43 Clint Bowles (FSU) def. No. 111 Sekou Bangoura (UF) 6-3, 6-2
Quarterfinals, October 24
No. 43 Clint Bowles (FSU) def. Andrew Butz (UF) 6-3, 7-5
Round of 16, October 23
No. 43 Clint Bowles (FSU) def. Juan Spir (GT) 6-3, 6-4
No. 53 Wael Kilani (USF) def. Connor Smith (FSU) 6-3, 6-4
Round of 32, October 23
No. 43 Clint Bowles (FSU) def. Edwardo Pavia (UM) 6-1, 6-3
Connor Smith (FSU) def. Campbell Johnson (UGA) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Sadio Doumbia (UGA) def. Anderson Reed (FSU) 6-4, 6-1
Fernando Banos Lopez (JU) def. Andres Bucaro (FSU)6-2, 6-3
Sekou Bangoura Jr. (UF) def. Jordan Kelly-Houston (FSU)6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Singles Consolation Draw, October 23
Blake Davis (FSU) def. Carlo Checchia (FGCU) 6-0, 6-1
Beuregrd Treyz (UNF) def. Owen Long (FSU) 6-2, 6-4
Round of 64, October 22
No. 43 Clint Bowles (FSU) def. Hans Adrian Riseng (STET) 6-1, 6-4
Connor Smith (FSU) def. Dean O’Brien (GT) 6-3, 6-4
Anderson Reed (FSU) def. Pierse Tafelski (MER) 6-4, 6-7(5), 7-5
Jordan Kelly-Houston (FSU) def. Claudin Romano (UCF) 6-1, 6-4
Andres Bucaro (FSU) def. Jeff Klotz (STET) 6-1, 6-2
Drake Bernstein (UGA) def. Blake Davis (FSU) 6-2, 3-6, 7-5
Round of 128, October 21
Logan Shalmi (JU) def. Owen Long (FSU) 6-3, 6-2

Quarterfinals, October 23

Deridder/Kilani (USF) def. Bucaro/Reed (FSU) 9-8(4)
Round of 16, October 22
Bucaro/Reed (FSU) def. Gomez/O’Brien (GT) 9-8(6)
Bernstein/Spencer (UGA) def. Kelly-Houston/Long (FSU) 8-0
Round of 32, October 22
Bucaro/Reed (FSU) def. Rosindo/Tauchner (MER) 8-3
Kelly-Houston/Long (FSU) def. Riseng/Stene (STET) 9-8(4)
Doumbia/Taboada (UGA) def. Bowles/Davis (FSU) 8-2


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