September 13, 2007 - by
Seminole Duo Set to Open Fall Tennis Season At Thomasville Invitational

Sept. 13, 2007

Tallahassee, Fla.- The Florida State men’s tennis team will kick off their fall season Friday morning as two players compete in the Thomasville Collegiate Invitational at the Glen Arven Country Club in Thomasville, GA.

Sophomore Michael O’Shea (Boca Raton, Fla.) and red-shirt freshman Bobby Deye (Naples, Fla.) will lead the Seminoles in an eight team tournament featuring schools from around the southeast.

“It’s been awhile since we’ve played and I think we’re ready,” said men’s tennis coach Dwayne Hultquist. “This is kind of a home tournament and we’re looking forward to playing in it. It’s a close tournament, they do a great job up there running the event and some of our fans from here get a chance to go up and see our guys play.”

O’Shea enters the tournament looking to build on a freshman campaign that saw the Boca Raton native help Florida State to a top 15 ranking.

“Michael’s got a big game and has improved a lot,” said Hultquist. “I’m looking for him to win several matches up there and keep showing he’s improving and making progress.”

Deye comes into the 2007 season after missing all of last year with a shoulder injury. This will be his opportunity to get back into playing competitive tennis.

“It’a good opportunity to get him (Deye) going and playing some matches,” said Hultquist. “We want to get him back in and used to playing matches, winning matches and get used to that competitive battling again.”

Both O’Shea and Deye will compete in singles competition on Friday morning beginning at 11:00 a.m. The duo will team up in the doubles draw on Friday afternoon as well.

Stay posted to for match results and reaction.

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