March 30, 2008 - by
No. 10 Florida State Men’s Tennis Loses To Top-Ranked Virginia 6-1

March 30, 2008

Charlottesville, Va. – The No. 10 Florida State men’s tennis team was no match for the No. 1 ranked team in the country Virginia (18-0, 7-0) on Sunday afternoon as the Seminoles were defeated by the Cavaliers 6-1.

“They’re a great team and they have all the makings of a team that can make a run at the team title in the NCAA Tournament,” FSU head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. “I thought we played hard, but we aren’t quite at that level yet.”

FSU’s (13-4, 5-2) lone victory on the day come from senior Sam Chang. Chang upset the No. 5 ranked player in the country Virginia’s Dominic Inglot 7-6, 6-4. With his victory the Young-Ming, Taiwan native remained undefeated in ACC play at 6-0.

“I think Sam [Chang] certainly is playing good tennis at this time,” Hultquist said. “He’s strung together some victories and I thought we had some other guys play well too.”

Freshman Clint Bowles was Virginia’s first victim in singles. The No. 58 ranked player in the country was defeated by No. 28 ranked Treat Huey at the No. 2 position 6-2, 6-3. On court four junior Maciek Sykut lost to No. 97 Sanam Singh 6-1, 6-2. The Cavs clinched the match on court six when Brad Angelinos defeated sophomore Brad Mixson in straight sets 6-3, 6-1. On court five junior Chris Cloer was beaten by the UVA’s Michael Shabaz 6-4, 6-4 and on court one, No. 40 sophomore Jean-Yves Aubone lost a tough straight sets match to the top-ranked player in the nation the Cavaliers Somdev Devvarman 6-2, 6-4.

In doubles action FSU was swept by the Cavs. On court two Chang and Sykut were defeated by Inglot and Shabaz 8-1. Virginia sealed the point on court one when the No.1 team of Devvarman and Huey defeated 27th ranked Aubone and Bowles 8-5. UVA completed the sweep on court three when Singh and Barrack defeated junior Drew Bailey and Mixson in a tiebreaker 7-6(6).

Florida State returns to the court at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center on Friday, April 4 as the Seminoles host No. 30 Wake Forest. The match begins at 5:00 p.m., and admission is free for everyone.

No. 1 Doubles

#1 Devvarman/Huey 8

#27 Aubone/Bowles 5

No. 2 Doubles

Inglot/Shabaz 8

Chang/Sykut 1

No. 3 Doubles

Singh/Barrick 7(8)

Mixson/Bailey 6(6)

No. 1 Singles

#1 Somdev Devvarman 6 6

#40 Jean-Yves Aubone 1 4

No. 2 Singles

#28 Treat Huey 6 6

#58 Clint Bowles 2 3

No. 3 Singles

#5 Dominic Inglot 6 4

Sam Chang 7 6

No. 4 Singles

#97 Sanam Singh 6 6

Maciek Sykut 1 2

No. 5 Singles

Michael Shabaz 6 6

Chris Cloer 4 4

No. 6 Singles

Ted Angelinos 6 6

Brad Mixson 3 1

Order of Finish:

Doubles: 2,1,3

Singles: 2,4,6,5,1,3

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