Oct. 3, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – All five remaining singles players took the court Saturday at 9:00 a.m., hoping to avoid the heat of the midday Florida sun. However, the heat they couldn’t avoid was the strong play of their opponents in each match.
Keith Embree, Owen Long, Anderson Reed and Andres Bucaro each lost their matches in straight sets. Aaron May lost his first set, but refocused and squared the match with a 6-3 second set. May fought hard in the third set tie-breaker, but eventually fell 10-7.
In a supplementary match, Reed faced a tough opponent in Dan Cash from Florida. Losing the first match 6-4, Reed commanded the second set winning 6-2. Though it went back and forth in the third set tie-break, Reed persevered in getting the 10-8 win.
“We got a lot of match play in this weekend, and that was really good,” said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “I was really proud with Anderson’s win in the last match that he played. That’s key for us that these guys get to play a lot of matches and get ready for the spring season.”
In doubles play, Reed and May showed some fire and made some impressive shots, but the tandem of Blaze Schwartz and Johan Beigart from UCF were too much for the `Noles to handle, handing them an 8-2 loss.
The Seminole Invitational wraps up tomorrow with singles finals and doubles semifinals beginning at 9:00 a.m. Go to Seminoles.com for complete results from the entire weekend.
Next up for Florida State are the All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla., from October 5-11. Jean-Yves Aubone, Vahid Mirzadeh, Clint Bowles and Bucaro will represent the Garnet and Gold in both singles and doubles. More information will be available when the draws are released on October 4.
Florida State’s Saturday Results –
Danny Manlow (UAB) d. Andres Bucaro (FSU) – 7-5, 6-0
Johan Beigart (UCF) d. Anderson Reed (FSU) – 6-3, 7-6(4)
Anderson Reed (FSU) d. Dan Cash (UF) – 4-6, 6-2, 10-8
Daniel Sotomarino (UNF) d. Keith Embree (FSU) – 6-2, 6-2
Takura Happy (FAMU) d. Owen Long (FSU) – 6-3, 6-1
Juan Mellian-Puigventos (GSU) d. Aaron May (FSU) – 6-4, 3-6, 10-7
Kristofer Martin (BC) d. Owen Long (FSU) – 4-6, 6-3, 10-6
Schawrtz/Beigart (UCF) d. Reed/May (FSU) – 8-2