July 20, 2007
TALLAHASSEE, FL- It has been a great summer for Seminole tennis players on the courts. Sophomore Jean-Yves Aubone (Miami, Fla.) advanced Thursday to the quarterfinals in the ITF Millenium Tennis Club Futures in Joplin, Missouri.
This is Aubone’s best showing on the circuit this summer and with his second round victory he has earned two ATP Tour points meaning he will be officially ranked.
“I’m proud of him because he hung in and kept battling,” said FSU men’s tennis coach Dwayne Hultquist. “His first couple of tournaments were rough, but now he has points.”
Aubone will play again Friday morning against former Old Dominion All-American Izak Van Der Merwe with two more tour points up for grabs.
Aubone is not alone in the ATP rankings, current Seminole’s Sam Chang (Taiwan) and Maciek Sykut (Marathon, Fla.) have earned points. They join former FSU tennis plaer Ytai Abougzir (Boca Raton, Fla.) and incoming freshman Clint Bowles (Tampa, Fla.) in the rankings.
Earlier this summer junior Chris Cloer (Brevard, NC) won the singles title in the ITA Summer Circuit event in Tallahassee with freshman Bobby Deye (Naples, Fla.) and Michael O’Shea (Boca Raton, Fla.) taking the doubles crown.