Oct. 8, 2010
Tulsa, Okla. – On the first day of the D’Novo/ITA All-American Championships the Seminoles lost in the first round of the singles and doubles main draws. The men’s tennis team will play on Friday in the consolation brackets. The event is taking place on the campus of the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Okla.
No. 35 Vahid Mirzadeh (Wellington, Fla.) fell to Oklahoma’s No. 33 Ionut Beleleu in the main draw 6-4, 6-4. The senior went on the first round of the consolation bracket and defeated Dean Jackson of San Diego 6-1, 6-3.
No. 43 Clint Bowles (Tampa, Fla.) also lost in the first round of the main draw. He lost to Mississippi’s No. 15 Marcel Thiemann 6-3, 6-1. In the consolation bracket, he lost to No. 29 Jarmere Jenkins of Virginia 6-4, 6-2.
In doubles play, the No. 17 duo of Mirzadeh and freshman Connor Smith (Tampa, Fla.) fell in the first round to the No. 12 pair of Jason Jung and Evan King of Michigan 9-7.
Friday the remaining members of the team will be competing at the UM Invitational. Representing the Seminoles down in Miami will be junior Owen Long (Tallahassee, Fla.), sophomores Andres Bucaro (Guatemala City, Guatemala), Anderson Reed (Daphne, Ala.) and Jordan Kelly-Houston (Christchurch, New Zealand) and freshman Blake Davis (Austin, Texas).
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D’Novo/ITA All-American Championships
Main Draw Men’s Singles, First Round, October 7
No. 33 Ionut Beleleu (OU) def. No. 35 Vahid Mirzadeh (FSU) 6-4, 6-4
No. 15 Marcel Thiemann (MISS) def. No. No. 43 Clint Bowles (FSU) 6-3, 6-1
Main Draw Men’s Doubles, October 7
Jung/King (UM) def. Mirzadeh/Smith (FSU) 9-7
Qualifying Men’s Singles, First Round, October 4
Joey Burkhardt (UNC) def. Connor Smith (FSU) 6-3, 6-4
Qualifying Consolation Men’s Singles, October 5
Jeremy Langer (Indiana) def. Connor Smith (FSU) 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (12)