TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Florida State men’s tennis head coach Dwayne Hultquist announced the team’s 2018 fall schedule on Thursday.
“This year’s schedule is a great blend of playing the national fall events, traveling to play USTA Future and Challenger events on the professional side for our top guys and playing a bunch of tournaments in the state of Florida,” said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “I think we have a really good mix and are excited to get underway in a few weeks. It should be a great fall season for us.”
“Our guys have done a great job this summer playing in professional tournaments and obtaining almost 200 ATP points in singles and doubles. This is highlighted by Aziz (Dougaz) winning both a singles and a doubles pro tournament. Alex (Knaff) is having a great summer as well, advancing in a number of weeks and picking up a lot of points.”
The Seminoles are coming off a 28-5 season and their 16th consecutive trip to the NCAA Championship that culminated in a second round appearance.
Florida State’s fall schedule contains nine tournaments that start on September 14 as they compete in the Thomasville Collegiate Invitational (Thomasville, Ga.). The Seminoles will then compete in the Bedford Cup (Sept. 28-30) hosted by the University of Central Florida at the USTA National Campus.
The Garnet and Gold then head to Tulsa, Okla. for the ITA All-American Tournament. Pre-Qualifying and Qualifying begin September 29 and run through October 2. The main draw begins October 4 and runs through October 8.
The ITA Southeast Regional Championship will once again be hosted in Georgia, this time on the campus of the University of Georgia (Oct. 17-22). From there the Noles will compete in the USTA Pro Circuit event in Birmingham, Ala. (Oct. 29) before heading to Sarasota, Fla. for the Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Tournament (Nov. 2-4).
Florida State finishes off their fall schedule with another USTA Pro Circuit event in Niceville, Fla. (Nov. 5) before heading to Surprise, Ariz. for the ITA National Fall Championships. The Garnet and Gold end the fall as they host the 25k Tallahassee Futures (Dec. 3-9).
To keep up with the Seminoles, check Seminoles.com for the latest news and scheduling information, or keep up with the team on social media through Twitter (@FSU_MTennis), Facebook (/FSUMTennis), and Instagram (@FSU_MTennis).
|Sept. 28-30||Bedford Cup (at UCF, Lake Nona, Fla.)||All Day|
|Sept. 29-Oct. 2||All-American Pre-Qualifying/Qualifying (Tulsa, Okla.)||All Day|
|Oct. 4-8||All-American Main Draw (Tulsa, Okla.)||All Day|
|Oct. 17-22||ITA SE Regional Championship (UGA/Athens, Ga.)||All Day|
|Oct. 29||USTA Pro Circuit (Birmingham, Ala.)||All Day|
|Nov. 2-4||Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay (Sarasota, Fla.)||All Day|
|Nov. 5||USTA Pro Circuit (Niceville, Fla.)||All Day|
|Nov. 7-11||ITA National Fall Championships (Surprise, Ariz.)||All Day|
|Dec. 3-9||Tallahassee Futures $25,000 (Tallahassee, Fla.)||All Day|