TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Florida State duo of Jake Albo and Jose Gracia finished off a perfect doubles weekend at the Four-in-the-Fall tournament, winning their draw after beating Andrew Goodwin and Becker O’Shaughnessey of Alabama, 8-3. The two went 3-0 over two days at the tournament hosted by the University of Alabama.
“Jake and Jose winning the doubles draw is huge for us,” head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. “Those two guys came together and played great for us the first two days in Alabama, and its great to see them beat one of the home-town teams to win the draw.”
The other doubles match of the day featured Seminoles Jack Haffey and João
Gauer. The pair beat Samford’s Austin Akers and Fares Kilani, 8-2, and finished the doubles draw 2-1.
In singles action, Albo, Gracia, and Gauer each played two matches, combining to go 2-4 on the day. Albo lost his only match of the weekend against No. 48-ranked O’Shaughnessey of Alabama, 6-2, 6-2, but recovered and ended the day by beating Robin Riethmueller of Middle Tennessee State, 6-0, 6-2.
Gracia started the day with a three-setter against David Warren of Rice, beating the Owl 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Combining singles and doubles, Gracia started the tournament 5-0 before dropping his final match of the day, 6-3, 6-3, to Nikko Madregallejo of Alabama.
Gauer lost both matches on the day, falling to Alex Van Cott of Tulane and Christian Coetzee of UAB by identical 6-2, 6-4 scores.
After completing doubles play with Gauer, Haffey dropped the first set against Andrew Goodwin of Alabama, 6-3, before having to withdraw from the remainder of the tournament due to illness.
In Sunday’s tournament finale, each Seminole will play one singles match. Gauer takes the court at 9 a.m. against Stuart Kenyon of Alabama, Gracia will face Alabama’s Shaughnessey at 10:30 a.m., and Albo will finish off the day with a 10:30 a.m. start time against Gian Issa of Middle Tennessee State.
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Doubles 3: Jack Haffey/João Gauer (FSU) def. Austin Akers/Fares Kilani (Samford), 8-2; Haffey/Gauer go 2-1 in draw
Alex Van Cott (Tulane) def. João Gauer (FSU), 6-2, 6-4
Christian Coetzee (UAB) def. João Gauer (FSU), 6-2, 6-4
#48 Becker O’Shaughnessey (UA) def. Jake Albo (FSU), 6-2, 6-2
Jake Albo (FSU) def. Robin Riethmueller (MTSU), 6-0 6-2
Jose Gracia (FSU) def. David Warren (Rice), 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Nikko Madregallejo (UA) def. Jose Gracia (FSU), 6-3, 6-3
Andrew Goodwin (UA) def. Jack Haffey (FSU), 6-3, ret.