Feb. 14, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On Wednesday, the No. 32 Florida State men’s tennis team (8-2, 0-0) opens up conference play against Boston College (3-2, 0-1) in Longmeadow, Mass. at 6 p.m. The match will be played at the Grande Meadows Athletic Club.
“I think it’s important to get started on the right foot in the ACC,” said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “It’s always a goal to be one of the best teams in one of the best conferences in the country. We play one of the strongest non-conference schedules having played two teams in the top ten and two other teams who made the NCAA tournament. Even after this we have matches against Texas and Oklahoma as well.”
Florida State is 8-0 against Boston College. The two teams actually first met in 1979 but did not face off again until 2006 after Boston College joined the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Seminoles have only given up four points in the series.
Last season, current `Noles Blake Davis, Jordan Kelly-Houston and Anderson Reed all notched wins against the Eagles in the 7-0 sweep. The junior Kelly-Houston is 2-0 in singles play against BC while the juniors Reed and Andres Bucaro are 1-0 along with the sophomore Davis.
This season, the Seminoles have only lost two matches which came against teams in the top ten. Bucaro currently leads the team with an 8-0 record in singles and is 8-1 in doubles with freshman Benjamin Lock. Davis, senior Jason Zafiros and freshman Cristian Gonzalez Mendez each have seven singles wins while Kelly-Houston has six. Reed and freshman Dominic Cotrone are 7-2 in doubles while Davis and Kelly-Houston are 6-2.
After tomorrow’s match, the Seminoles don’t play again until February 25 against Georgia Tech at home. For the latest information check back to Seminoles.com.