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Florida State Men’s Tennis Finish Successful Weekend At Olympia Fields Invitational

Sept. 22, 2008

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  – The Florida State men’s tennis team returned home from the Olympia Fields Invitational in Olympia Fields, Ill. after a successful weekend that saw three singles players finish with a winning record and the doubles tandem of seniors Drew Bailey and Maciek Sykut going undefeated.


Sykut and Bailey made an impressive debut knocking off the No. 37-ranked duo from Texas Miguel Reyes-Varela and Olivier Sajous 8-3.  They also defeated two teams from IllinoisMeedo El Tabakh 8-1 and Billey Heiser and Ruan Roelofse 8-6.


In singles play both Sykut and freshman Chris Reiman turned in 3-1 performances with Sykut going 3-0 against Illinois.  Bailey also turned in a winning record on the weekend going 2-1.  Sophomore and 47th-ranked Clint Bowles went 2-2, but turned in the biggest win with a victory against No. 27 Kellen Damico of Texas when he retired after Bowles won the first set 7-5. 


Florida State’s top five players turned in a 7-4 singles record against Illinois and a 5-3 record against Texas.  Next up for the Seminoles will be the All-American Championships beginning Friday, October 3, with pre-qualifying.



Day One Results


Billy Heiser / Ruan Roelosfe (ILL) def. Clint Bowles / Chris Cloer (FSU) 8-4

Maciek Sykut /Andrew Bailey (FSU) def. Miguel Reyes Varela /Olivier Sajous (TEX) 8-3

Michael O’Shea / Chris Reiman (FSU) def. Waylon Chin / Meedo El Tabakh (ILL) 8-2

Kellen Damico / Jon Wiegand (TEX) def. Clint Bowles / Chris Cloer (FSU) 8-4

Maciek Sykut / Andrew Bailey (FSU) def. Meedo El Tabakh / Abe Souza (ILL) 8-1

Calon Alpar / Jordan Knue (ILL) def. Michael O’Shea / Chris Reiman (FSU) – 8-2


Chris Reiman (FSU) def. Calon Alpar (ILL) 6-4, 6-3

Chris Cloer (FSU) def. Abe Souza (ILL) 6-2, 6-4

Olivier Sajous (TEX) def. Maciek Sykut (FSU) 6-2, 6-3

Roy Kalmanovich (ILL) def. Clint Bowles (FSU) 6-1, 6-4

Meedo El Tabakh (ILL) def. Michael O’Shea (FSU) 6-1, 6-3

Andrew Bailey (FSU) def. Josh Zavala (TEX) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5

Day Two Results


Waylon Chin (ILL) def. Michael O’Shea (FSU) 6-1, 6-3

No. 119 Maciek Sykut (FSU) def. Abe Souza (ILL) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

Josh Zavala (TEX) def. Chris Cloer (FSU) 6-4,4-6, 6-4

Ruan Roelosfe (ILL) def. Andrew Bailey (FSU) 6-2, 6-4

Chris Reiman (FSU) def. Connor Roth (ILL) 6-1, 2-6, 6-3

No. 47 Clint Bowles (FSU) def. No. 27 Kellen Damico (TEX) 7-5, Ret.

Calon Alpar (ILL) def. Michael O’Shea (FSU) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Meedo El Tabakh (ILL) def. Chris Cloer (FSU) 6-0, 6-4

Chris Reiman (FSU) def. Jonah Kane-West (TEX) 6-4, 7-5

Billy Heiser (ILL) def. Andrew Bailey (FSU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

No. 47 Clint Bowles (FSU) def. No. 114 Miguel Reyes Varela (TEX) 7-5, 6-4

Maciek Sykut (FSU) def. Ruan Roelofse (ILL) 6-2, 6-2



Day Three Results


Andrew Bailey / Maciek Sykut (FSU) def. Billy Heiser / Ruan Roelofse (ILL) 8-6

Jon Wiegand / Miguel Reyes Varela (TEX) def. Clint Bowles / Chris Cloer (FSU) 8-2

Connor Roth / Calon Alpar (ILL) def. Chris Reiman / Michael O’Shea (FSU) 8-5


Connor Roth (ILL) def. Michael O’Shea (FSU) 6-2, 6-1

No. 46 Olivier Sajous (TEX) def. No. 47 Clint Bowles (FSU) 7-5, 6-4

Abe Souza (ILL) def. Chris Reiman (FSU) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1

No.119 Maciek Sykut (FSU) def. Meedo El Tabakh (ILL) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

Chris Cloer (FSU) def. Jordan Knue (ILL) 6-1, 6-2

Andrew Bailey (FSU) def. Rook Schellenberg (TEX) 7-6, 5-7, 6-4

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