Sept. 11, 2010
THOMASVILLE, Ga. – After only winning one match yesterday, the Florida State men’s tennis team came back strong to win three single matches and two doubles matches. On the second day of the Thomasville Collegiate Invitational, the Seminoles played one round of singles and two rounds of doubles at the Glen Arvin Country Club.
Sophomore Jordan Kelly-Houston (Christchurch, New Zealand) and Owen Long, a junior from Tallahassee, faced one another to begin the day with Kelly-Houston taking the match 6-1, 6-3. The freshman Blake Davis (Austin, Texas) continued to gain collegiate experience with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Juan Gutierrez of Georgia State. Sophomore Andres Bucaro (Guatemala City, Guatemala) closed out singles with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Parker Allen of South Alabama.
“I think as a team we played a lot better today,” said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “I thought Andres and Owen had a great doubles win. I look forward to tomorrow to see if we can get more wins and improve our play.”
The Seminoles continued the day in doubles competition. Bucaro and Long paired together for the first time. The duo won their first match 8-5 against Allen and Dauw Kruger of South Alabama 8-3. The duo then fell to Valdosta State’s Luis Loeffler and Daniel Dueren 8-3.
Kelly-Houston and Davis paired together, also their first time playing with each other, in doubles. The duo fell in the first match of the day but came back strong in the second match to win 8-0 over Valdosta State’s Konstantin Kutschenko and Otto Lenhart.
The last day of the tournament begins at 10:00 a.m. Sunday.
Doubles – Sept. 11, 2010
Bucaro/Long (FSU) def. Allen/Dauw Kruger (USA) 8-3
Luis Loeffler/Daniel Dueren (VSU) def. Bucaro/Long (FSU) 8-3
Michael Lui/Audrey Pozhidaev (UWF) def. Kelly-Houston/Davis (FSU) 8-5
Kelly-Houston/Davis (FSU) def. Konstantin Kutschenko/Otto Lenhart (VSU) 8-0