April 30, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – For the first time since 2009, the Seminoles are able to stay in the state of Florida for the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament. The No. 34 men’s tennis team (18-10) travels to Gainesville and takes on No. 18 California (14-9) on Friday, May 10. Also playing is host school No. 15 Florida and Denver, who received an automatic bid as the WAC Champion. This marks the 11th consecutive season the team has made the NCAA tournament.
“Going down to Florida was where I thought we would go,” said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “I like the fact it’s not too far from us and a lot of our parents and friends can come down there to watch.”
Although the Seminoles and Golden Bears have seen each other in tournament play, this will mark the first ever match between the two schools. Florida State has never faced Denver as well. Florida State lost to Florida earlier this season 5-2.
“We play Cal in the first round which I think is a really tough draw,” continued Hultquist. “I know they’ve had a really good year and have an outstanding Pac-12 team. We know a lot of their guys from tournaments in the fall. That will be a really competitive and difficult first round match.”
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