April 12, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 29 Florida State men’s tennis team (16-6, 7-2) looks to clinch a top four spot in the ACC this weekend as they close out the regular season. The Seminoles play Friday, April 13 at 3 p.m. against No. 3 Virginia and then close out the season at No. 51 Virginia Tech on Sunday at 1 p.m. Winning either match will secure a first round bye at the ACC Tournament.
Virginia has four ranked doubles teams in No. 18 Drew Courtney and Jarmere Jenkins. At No. 62 is Philippe Oudshoorn and Justin Shane. Courtney is ranked No. 86 with Julen Uriguen. No. 89 features Jenkins and Uriguen. The team has four ranked singles players in No. 1 Mitchell Frank, No. 6 Jenkins, No. 47 Alex Domijan and No. 86 Shane. Virginia is 17-13 against Florida State all-time.
Virginia Tech has Luka Somen ranked at No. 44 of singles and No. 51 in doubles along with Corrado Delg’Incerti Tocci. Florida State is 7-2 all-time against the Hokies.
For the Seminoles, junior Andres Bucaro leads the team with an 18-1 record this spring. His 28-5 record this year is tied for ninth in all-time single season wins and his winning percentage of .848 is seventh all-time. He is also 17-4 this spring with freshman Benjamin Lock. Lock is having a successful season himself with an 11-2 record including 6-1 in ACC play.
Davis and Kelly-Houston are 11-8 in doubles this season including two ranked wins the past two weekends. Davis is 13-9 this season while Kelly-Houston is 10-11. Out of the doubles line-up is freshman Cristian Gonzalez Mendez who is 12-8 and Jason Zafiros who is 10-6 in singles.
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