Sept. 30, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s tennis team started the first day of the Seminole Invitational with a stellar 14-1 record in both singles and doubles play. Of the eight players competing in tomorrow’s Singles A Draw quarterfinal matches, six competitors hail from Tallahassee with four Florida State athletes and two from Florida A&M. Joining Florida State at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center is Jacksonville, North Florida, Florida A&M, Southern Mississippi, UAB, Florida Golf Coast, South Alabama and Bethune-Cookman.
In the first round of the Singles A Draw, No. 3 seed Anderson Reed, a junior from Daphne, Ala., won his match 6-2, 6-1 over Alex Bernard of South Alabama to advance to the second round and defeat Paolo Alvarado of USM 7-6 (1), 6-1. Also in the A Draw was senior Jason Zafiros (Bradenton, Fla.) who defeated Beau Treyz of UNF 6-3, 6-2 to move to the second round where he won 6-7 (8), 6-4, 6-4 over Danny Manlow of UAB.
Freshman Dominic Cotrone (Bradenton, Fla.) defeated USA’s Daniel Leitner 6-2, 6-1 the first round and then faced Julian Beliar of North Florida to win 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 in a close three set match. Junior Andres Bucaro (Guatemala City, Guatemala) won his first round match 7-6(4), 6-2 over Dean Tsamas of FGCU and then beat Daniel Moser of UAB 6-2, 6-7(11), 6-1.
In the B Draw of singles, redshirt sophomore Brian Alden (Barrington, Ill.) was the lone Seminole as he defeated Mathew Hansen of Jacksonville 6-3, 6-2. In the second round, he won 6-4, 6-2 over FAMU’s Temuera Asafu-Adjaye. The quarterfinals of both singles draws will begin at 8:30 tomorrow.
In the doubles draw, Alden and Zafiros teamed up in the first round to win 8-3 over Martinez and Hansen of Jacksonville. In the second round, the duo won 8-2 over UAB’s Manlow and Helliar. Receiving a bye in the first round was the duo of sophomore Blake Davis (Austin, Texas) and Bucaro. In the second round, the pair defeated Florida Gulf Coast’s Rock and Bao 8-2. Cotrone and Reed also received a bye and won their second round match 8-1 over Fantova and Condez of Jacksonville.
Check back tomorrow for results and draws.
DAY ONE RESULTS
Singles A Draw First Round
Jason Zafiros (FSU) def. Beau Treyz (UNF) 6-3, 6-2
Anderson Reed (FSU) def. Alex Bernard (USA) 6-2, 6-1
Dominic Cotrone (FSU) def. Daniel Leitner (USA) 6-2, 6-1
Andres Bucaro (FSU) def. Dean Tsamas (FGCU) 7-6 (4), 6-2
Norbert Nemcsek (UNF) def. Blake Davis (FSU) 7-5, 6-4
Singles A Draw Second Round
Zafiros (FSU) def. Manlow (UAB) 6-7(8), 6-4, 6-4
Reed (FSU) def. Alvarado (USM) 7-6 (1), 6-1
Cotrone (FSU) def. Belair (UNF) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Bucaro (FSU) def. Moser (UAB) 6-2, 2-7 (11), 6-1
Singles A Draw Consolations
Condez (JU) def. Davis (FSU) w/o
Singles B Draw First Round
Brian Alden (FSU) def. Matthew Hansen (JU) 6-3, 6-2
Singles B Draw Second Round
Alden (FSU) def. Asafu-Adjaye (FAMU) 6-4, 6-2
Doubles First Round
Zafiros/Alden (FSU) def. Martinez/Hansen (JU) 8-3
Doubles Second Round
Davis/Bucaro (FSU) def. Rock/Bao (FGCU) 8-2
Zafiros/Alden (FSU) def. Manlow/Helliar (UAB) 8-2
Cotrone/Reed (FSU) def. Zeljkovic/De Juan (USM) 8-1