Sept. 10, 2010
THOMASVILLE, Ga. – The Florida State men’s tennis team started the 2010 fall season today at the Thomasville Collegiate Invitational. Freshman Blake Davis of Austin, Texas, got his first win as a Seminole at the Glen Arvin Country Club. The tournament is playing host to Florida State, South Alabama, West Florida, Valdosta State and FAMU.
In the round of 16, Davis defeated Parker Allen of South Alabama 6-1, 6-0. This would go down as the only win for the Seminoles for the day.
“I thought Blake played very well,” said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “He went up against one of the best players in Division II for his second match of the day and played a really good match. He learned a lot of things and I was very pleased with his effort today.”
Although the Seminoles did not get any other wins today, sophomore Andres Bucaro (Guatemala City, Guatemala) did force each of his opponents into a tiebreaker.
“I think Andres and Jordan didn’t play very much competitive tennis this summer,” continued Hultquist. “It showed that they were a little rusty but they will get better as the weekend goes by. I think Owen played well and had a chance in his first match. The guys will have a chance to come back strong tomorrow.”
Saturday’s matches will begin at 10:00 a.m. Admission is free.
Round of 16
Blake Davis (FSU) def. Parker Allen (USA) 6-1, 6-0
Juan Gutierrez (GSU) def. Andres Bucaro (FSU) 4-6, 6-3, 10-8
Dauw Kruger (USA) def. Jordan Kelly-Houston (FSU) 6-1, 6-3
Otto Lenhart (VSU) def. Owen Long (FSU) 6-3, 6-2
Daniel Dueren (VSU) def. Blake Davis (FSU) 6-3, 6-2
Takura Happy (FAMU) def. Andres Bucaro (FSU) 4-6, 6-3, 10-8
Audrey Pozhidaev (UWF) def. Jordan Kelly-Houston (FSU) 6-0, 6-0
Chidi Gabriel (FAMU) def. Owen Long (FSU) 6-3, 6-2