Oct. 23, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s tennis team concluded its second long day of play in the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships today. Junior Clint Bowles, last year’s champion, won both of his singles matches to advance to the quarterfinals.
Bowles, a native of Tampa, posted a 6-1, 6-3 win in the round of 32 against Edwardo Pavia of Miami. In the round of 16, the lefty won a decisive 6-3, 6-4 match over Georgia Tech’s Juan Spir.
Sophomore Connor Smith (Tampa, Fla.) played a tough three set match in the round of 32 but came out strong to win 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 over Georgia’s Campbell Johnson. In the round of 16, Wael Kilani of South Florida defeated him 6-3, 6-4.
Sophomores Jordan Kelly-Houston (Christchurch, New Zealand), Anderson Reed (Daphne, Ala.) and Andres Bucaro (Guatemala City, Guatemala) lost each of their matches in the round of 32 to be eliminated from play.
In the consolation bracket, freshman Blake Davis (Austin, Texas) won 6-0, 6-1 over Florida Gulf Coast’s Carlo Checchia.
In the doubles portion of today, the duo of Bucaro and Reed fell in the quarterfinals. They faced off against South Florida’s Deridder and Kilani. The ‘Noles played a close match but fell to 9-8(4).
Check back on Seminoles.com for tomorrow’s results.
USTA/ITA Regional Championships
Round of 16, October 23
No. 43 Clint Bowles (FSU) def. Juan Spir (GT) 6-3, 6-4
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