May 6, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Seniors Jean-Yves Aubone and Vahid Mirzadeh will close out their careers at Florida State with a trip to the 2010 NCAA singles and doubles tournament as the fields were announced on Thursday, May 6.
Aubone, a native of Miami, was selected for the third consecutive season to play in singles. Aubone is currently ranked No. 31 in singles and No. 57 in doubles. This season Jean-Yves was named to the All-ACC team for the third time. This season Aubone broke into the record books at Florida State and is currently tied for fourth in overall all-time career wins at Florida State, tied for sixth in overall double wins and tied for seventh in career single wins.
Mirzadeh will be making his first singles tournament appearance as an at-large selection. Last season Mirzadeh played in the doubles field with Aubone. The Wellington, Fla., native was named to the All-ACC team this season after posting a 19-5 singles record. Mirzadeh is currently No. 54 in the nation in singles while upsetting two players ranked in the top ten.
Junior Clint Bowles (Tampa, Fla.) was selected as an alternate in the singles draw. If Bowles is able to play, it will mark his second appearance in the tournament. No. 66 Bowles holds a 9-2 record in the ACC in singles play this season and had a seven match winning streak at the end of the season.
Also selected at an alternate was the doubles team of Mirzadeh and freshman Connor Smith (Tampa, Fla.). The duo is currently ranked No. 37 after going 17-8 this season.
The singles and doubles competition will be conducted May 26-31 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia, following the conclusion of the team championship (May 21-25). The University of Georgia will serve as host.