October 5, 2009 - by
`Noles Head To ITA All-American Championships

Oct. 5, 2009

Singles Qualifying Draw

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Starting on Monday, October 5, Florida State will take to the national stage to continue to show that they are a program that deserves to be in consideration for conference and national championships.

Seniors Jean-Yves Aubone and Vahid Mirzadeh, along with junior Clint Bowles and freshman Andres Bucaro, will be participating for the Garnet and Gold in this week’s tournament.

Two-time All-American and No. 8 ranked Aubone and two-time All-ACC member and No. 33 ranked Clint Bowles will be competing in the main draw of singles. The No. 7 ranked doubles team of Aubone and Mirzadeh will be in the main draw of doubles.

Aubone has gone 3-1 in singles so far in the fall season, being named most outstanding player of the Olympia Fields Country Club Invitational. Bowles and Mirzadeh have each gone 2-2 this fall against some quality competition. All three look to have a strong showing this week in preparation for the spring season.

Bucaro, who is replacing the injured Connor Smith, will be competing in the qualifying singles draw, along with No. 115 ranked Mirzadeh. Bucaro has looked impressive in the two tournaments he’s participated in here in the fall season, going 4-2 overall and making the quarterfinals of the Seminole Invitational. Bucaro will also team up with Bowles in the qualifying draw for doubles out in Tulsa, Okla.

“I think we’re ready for the All-American Championships,” said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “Andres and Vahid will play Monday in singles and Clint and Andres will play in doubles starting on Tuesday. Jean-Yves and Clint will play in the main draw of singles, along with Jean-Yves and Vahid playing doubles, starting on Thursday. This is the biggest tournament of the fall and we’re hoping for some good results out there in Tulsa.”

Look to Seminoles.com throughout the week for updates from the ITA All-American Championships.


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