October 23, 2011 - by
Noles Finish At Regionals

Oct. 23, 2011





ATHENS, Ga. – The Florida State men’s tennis team wrapped up play at the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships today. The Seminoles had a successful tournament with junior Jordan Kelly-Houston reaching the quarterfinals of the singles draw while Kelly-Houston and sophomore Blake Davis reached the quarterfinals of the doubles bracket.

In today’s quarterfinals match, Kelly-Houston faced No. 24 Sadio Doumbia of Georgia. Although he started strong in the first set, Kelly-Houston lost the match 7-5, 6-2. The match ended his run in which he went 3-1 in singles and 2-1 in doubles.

“I had a few good wins here,” said Kelly-Houston. “I felt like it was a good end to the fall season, I would have liked to win today but I feel like I have improved this semester. These next couples of months are important to me and the team. I felt like I can definitely play at that level (against Doumbia) and learn from it.”

The Seminoles had a solid tournament including junior Anderson Reed making a 2-0 run in the consolation bracket and senior Jason Zafiros winning two three set matches in the main draw of singles.

“We had some really good results and key wins,” said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “We have to highlight Jordan’s efforts in getting to the quarterfinals and beating a guy who he had not beaten before and lost to earlier in the year. We had a doubles team in the quarterfinals and I thought Anderson had a nice little run in the back draw. We played strong and it was a good tournament; we’ve just got to keep working to get better.”

The Seminoles are off until January 14, 2012 when they face North Florida in the first duel match of the season.

RESULTS
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Main Draw Singles – Quarterfinals
No. 24 Sadio Doumbia def. Jordan Kelly-Houston (FSU) 7-5, 6-2

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