April 11, 2014
DEDHAM, Mass. – The No. 28-ranked Florida State men’s tennis team rose to a 16-9 record this spring after defeating Boston College (6-14) 7-0 Friday night. The Seminoles are now 4-5 in ACC play after today’s match at the Dedham Health and Athletic Complex in Dedham, Mass.
“It was a nice win,” said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “With it being played indoors, our guys were able to adjust to the quick courts. We had a great start in doubles and we finished it out strong.”
Adjusting the doubles line-up, the Seminoles came away with the doubles point after quick wins on courts two and three. Playing together for the first time, junior Dominic Cotrone and sophomore Marco Nunez won 8-3. Also playing together for the first time was senior Blake Davis and junior Cristian Gonzalez Mendez who won 8-2.
The Seminoles did not drop a set as they went on to sweep singles play. On court one, No. 84-ranked Cotrone topped Philip Nelson 6-3, 6-2 while No. 100-ranked Gonzalez Mendez snapped his four match losing streak to defeat Jonathan Raude 6-3, 6-4 on court two. Davis topped Aiden McNulty 6-3, 6-1 on court three.
Nunez beat Hank Workman 6-4, 6-2 on court two while sophomore Michael Rinaldi won 6-4, 6-2 on court five. Freshman Grayson Goldin closed out the night with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Alexandre Thirouin on court six.
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#28 Florida State def. Boston College 7-0
1. #84 Dominic Cotrone (FSU) def. Philip Nelson (BC) 6-3, 6-2
2. #100 Cristian Gonzalez Mendez (FSU) def. Jonathan Raude (BC) 6-3, 6-4
3. Blake Davis (FSU) def. Aiden McNulty (BC) 6-3, 6-1
4. Marco Nunez (FSU) def. Hank Workman (BC) 6-4, 6-2
5. Michael Rinaldi (FSU) def. Kyle Childree (BC) 6-4, 6-2
6. Grayson Goldin (FSU) def. Alexandre Thirouin (BC) 6-2, 6-3
1. Nelson/Matt Wagner (BC) def. Rinaldi/Goldin (FSU) 8-6
2. Nunez/Cotrone (FSU) def. Raude/Thirouin (BC) 8-3
3. Davis/Gonzalez Mendez (FSU) def. Childree/Workman (BC) 8-2