Aug. 3, 2011
During the summer, the Florida State men’s tennis team took a short break from their rigorous schedule to talk with seminoles.com. During this time, we caught up with the returning players and asked them to give us some inside information about their tennis game and the team camaraderie. With the fall season just around the corner, this is the time to get to know your `Noles. Check back next week to see the next installment.
By: Katelin Kelley, FSU Sports Information
1. If you could compete against any tennis player in history, who would it be and why?
Andres Bucaro: Andre Agassi, he’s a legend.
Jordan Kelly-Houston: Bjorn Borg because of his style.
Blake Davis: Pete Sampras because he is the man.
Anderson Reed: Pat Rafter to see how hard it was to pass him.
2. Do you think you gain more from wins or loses?
Bucaro: Both, but loses make you wanna win more.
Kelly-Houston: Loses because they exploit your weaknesses.
Davis: Wins. I hate losing.
Reed: Wins create legends.
3. Do you have any rituals to prepare yourself before a match?
Bucaro: Yes, I listen to music and try to relax.
Kelly-Houston: Try to listen to music.
Davis: Listening to music.
Reed: Listening to music.
4. What (who) inspired you to become a tennis player?
Bucaro: Andre Agassi.
Kelly-Houston: The local tennis club inspired me.
Davis: The family.
Reed: Not sure. I just love the game.
5. Who is the biggest jokester on the team?
Bucaro: Blake “BD” Davis.
Kelly-Houston: Blake. If you just look at him you will laugh.
Davis: Clearly Jordan for his answer to this exact question.
Reed: Blake and Jordan against each other.