Oct. 1, 2013
TULSA, Okla. – After a hard first day of competition, the Seminoles bounced back on Tuesday at the ITA All-American Championships at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center at the University of Tulsa. Benjamin Lock advanced to the third round of the qualifying draw and teamed up with Marco Nunez to reach the third round of qualifying doubles.
On Monday, No. 116 Lock was the only Seminole to win his first round match of qualifying and followed up on Tuesday with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Behzad Minavi of Texas A&M. He takes on Bruno Semenzato of Duke Wednesday morning.
“Benjamin played well and is gaining momentum each day,” said associate coach Nick Crowell. “He is serving big and running a lot of extra balls down. He is fit and ready to make another run tomorrow.”
In doubles play, Nunez and Lock received first round byes to compete in the second round on Tuesday. The duo faced Cale Hammond and Fred Saba of Duke to win 8-3. They need to win two matches on Wednesday to advance to the main draw of doubles. They take on Virginia’s Harrison Richmond and Justin Shane at 9 a.m.
“Marco and Benjamin meshed well today in doubles,” continued Crowell. “They got out to a fast start and broke serve three times today. Tomorrow will be a big day for the duo and will have to win two matches to qualify. They are pumped and looking forward to the challenge.”
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Tuesday, October 1
Qualifying Singles Second Round
Benjamin Lock (FSU) def. Behzad Minavi (TAMU) 6-4, 6-1
Qualifying Doubles Second Round
Benjamin Lock/Marco Nunez (FSU) def. Cale Hammond/Fred Saba (DUKE) 8-3
Monday, September 30
Qualifying Singles First Round
Benjamin Lock (FSU) def. Leandro Toledo (MINN) 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2
Sven Lalic (IND) def. Dominic Cotrone (FSU) 1-6, 6-4, 6-6 (4-2) def.
Alejandro Argente (VCU) def. Blake Davis (FSU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Mate Zsiga (BAY) def. Marco Nunez (FSU) 6-3, 7-5