Sept. 12, 2010
THOMASVILLE, Ga. – The Florida State men’s tennis team finished their first tournament of the season decisively by winning four of the possible five victories today at the Thomasville Collegiate Invitational. Junior Owen Long, a native of Tallahassee, had his best showing of the tournament by winning both his singles and doubles matches.
“I was really proud of Owen,” said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “He played a really good singles match and then him and Andres were down in doubles but they fought back through two match points to win.”
Long defeated Parker Allen of South Alabama 6-3, 6-2 then paired up with sophomore Andres Bucaro (Guatemala City, Guatemala) in doubles. The duo entered the match with a tied record but left the court with a 2-1 record. The `Noles were down against the Georgia State duo of Juan Gutierrez and Vincent Verpeaux but came back to win 9-8(7).
Freshman Blake Davis (Austin, Texas) finished the tournament with a 3-1 record in singles. He defeated Dauw Kruger of South Alabama 6-1, 6-4. Sophomore Jordan Kelly-Houston (Christchurch, New Zealand) finished the weekend 2-2 after defeating teammate Bucaro 7-6 (1), 6-2.
The Seminoles next tournament is September 24-26 at the Cliff’s Invitational in Traveler’s Rest, S.C.
Doubles – Sept. 12, 2010
Bucaro/Long (FSU) def. Juan Gutierrez/Vincent Verpeaux (GSU) 9-8 (7)
Parker Allen/Dauw Kruger (USA) def. Kelly-Houston/Davis (FSU) 8-6