January 17, 2007 - by
Freshmen Players Excel At J. Webb Horton Classic

Jan. 17, 2007

Ft. Meyers, Fla. –
Saturday, January 13th completed the final day of the J. Webb Horton Classic at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Meyers, Fla. Freshmen Jean-Yves Aubone (Miami, Fla.) and Bradley Mixson (Miami, Fla.) and walk-on Michael O’Shea (Boca Raton, Fla.) all had standout performances concluding the tournament with a 3-1 singles record.

Continuing his winning streak in to round three of singles, Mixson defeated Portland’s Alex Strom 6-3, 6-2 while Aubone fought back to defeat No. 100 Eric Molnar (GT) 6-3, 6-3 and Florida State’s O’Shea completed the tournament by defeating Portland’s Kennel 6-4, 6-2. Singles competition was dominated by All-American David North (GT), ranked No. 36 in the nation who defeated Mixson 6-1, 6-2 in the finals Saturday morning.

“I thought we won a lot of matches which is always good,” Coach Hultquist said. “We had some great competition there and especially please with how our freshmen did. All three went 3-1 in some very close singles matches.”

Friday evening brought doubles competition where the Seminoles dominated round one with a 3-0 record. Sophomores Ryan Boyajian (Weston, Fla.) and Chris Cloer (Brevard, NC) played a tight match defeating Middle Tennessee’s Cowden/Richard duo 9-8. After excelling in singles play, freshmen dream team Aubone/Mixson flew through round one of doubles defeating Pilot’s pair Strom/Kennel 8-3. Boyajian also paired with fellow sophomore Andrew Bailey (Tallahassee, Fla.) to defeat Middle Tennessee’s Boiron/Richard 8-4.
In round two of doubles, Mixson competed with O’Shea to defeat Paeliella/Richard of Middle Tennessee 8-4. Boyajian and Cloer again fought hard to eventually fall to Georgia Tech’s North/Mug 9-7 while Bailey and senior Jonathas Sucupira (Sao Paulo, Brazil) fell to Strom/Jager of Portland 8-4.

Florida State men’s tennis kick off their 2007 dual season with a double header this Friday, January 19th against Florida A & M at 12:00 p.m. ET and North Florida at 4:00 p.m. ET at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.
Florida State men’s tennis kick off their 2007 dual season with a double header this Friday, January 19th against Florida A & M at 12:00 p.m. ET and North Florida at 4:00 p.m. ET at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.

SINGLES
Aubone def. Gonzales (Illinois) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0
Rowe (Illinois) def. Jonathas Sucipira FS 6-4, 6-2
Mixson def. Davis (Illinois) 7-6 (4), 6-2
Boyajian def. Knue (Illinois) 6-1, 7-5
Jager (Portland) def. Bailey 6-3, 6-1
O’Shea def. Alex McCann (MT) 6-3, 6-2

Round Two:
North (GT) def. Aubone 7-6, 6-3
Mixson def. Jager (Portland) 6-3, 6-2
Sucipira def. Kennel (Portland) 6-3, 6-4
Rocafort (MT) def. Cloer 6-3, 6-2
Bailey def. Boiron (MT) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
Knue (Illinois) def. O’Shea 3-6, 7-6 (11), 6-3

Round Three:
Aubone def. Eric Molnar (GT) 6-3, 6-3
Mixson def. Strom P 6-2, 6-4
Cloer def. Jager (Portland) 6-3, 6-1
Bailey def. Kennel P 6-2, 6-4
Cowden (MT) def. Boyajian 6-2, 6-1
O’Shea def. Boiron (MT) 6-0, 6-0
Gonzales (Illinois) def. Sucirpira 6-3, 6-3

Finals:
North (GT) def. Mixson 6-2, 6-1
Aubone def. Rocafort (MT) 6-1, 6-2
Cloer def. Strom (Portland) 7-6 (5), 6-2
Sucipira def. Davis (Illinois) 5-7, 6-0, 6-0
O’Shea def. Kennel (Portland) 6-4, 6-2
Paeliella (MT) def. Bailey 6-2, 7-5


DOUBLES
Cloer/Boyajian def. Richard/Cowden (MT) 9-8
Mixson/Aubone def. Strom/Kennel (Portland) 8-3
Boyajian/Bailey def. Boiron/Richard (MT) 8-4

North/Mug (GT) def. Boyajian/Cloer 9-7
Strom/Jager (Portland) def. Bailey/Sucipira 8-6
Mixson/O’Shea def. Paeliella/Richard (MT) 8-4

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