Feb. 28, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s tennis team (9-3) returns to the Scott Speicher Tennis Center this weekend for the first time in three weeks. The Seminoles welcome No. 15 Texas on Friday, March 1 at 3:00 p.m. and No. 75 USF on Sunday, March 3 at noon.
Friday will be a special Black Out match as both the men’s and women’s teams will be playing at the same time. Free Piggy’s BBQ will be given to the first 50 fans while t-shirts will be handed out to the first 100. This is a unique opportunity for fans to watch both programs at the same time.
“It’s a strong weekend playing against one of the best teams in the nation in Texas and one of our in-state rivals with USF,” said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “We want to have a lot of fans cheering on our teams this weekend. It’s a great opportunity for our fans to come out and watch both of our teams playing at the same time against top teams in the nation.”
Florida State is 0-8 against Texas and lost to the Longhorns 4-2 last season. Beating the Bulls 7-0 last year, the Seminoles have played better against USF with a 24-20 record.
Having only lost two doubles point the entire season, the Seminoles are led by senior Jordan Kelly-Houston and Reed who had a 6-1 mark this spring. Cotrone and freshman Michael Rinaldi have a 5-3 record while senior Andres Bucaro and Lock are 4-2.
With 71 all-time doubles wins, Bucaro is just three wins away from entering the top ten list at Florida State. Reed is just four wins away with 70 career doubles wins.
The Seminoles are hosting an Open House at the Indoor Tennis Facility on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until noon.
“Saturday is a great chance for people to see a premier indoor facility that a lot of people in Tallahassee don’t know about it,” said Hultquist. “I’m glad people have a chance to see what it is like.”
For more information, check back to Seminoles.com. You can also follow the team at Twitter.com/FSU_MTennis.