March 30, 2007 - by
No. 27 Florida State Drops Close Match To No. 21 Duke 5-2

March 30, 2007

Durham, NC –
The 27th-ranked Seminoles dropped a tight Atlantic Coast Conference battle on Friday evening to the #21 Duke Blue Devils in Durham, N.C. Florida State men’s tennis slip to 3-3 in the ACC and 11-6 for the season. The Blue Devils improve to 8-5 for the season and 1-0 in the ACC.

Doubles competition came down to the wire with Duke’s #8Goulet and Atas taking the first match on center court over senior Ytai Abougzir (Boca Raton, Fla.) and sophomore Maciek Sykut (Marathon, Fla.) 8-4. Florida State stormed back on court two as senior Jonathas Sucupira (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and junior Sam Chang (Young-Ming, Taiwan) defeated the blue devil duo Alex Stone and Arnould 8-2. The doubles point decision took place on court three as Florida State’s freshmen duo Jean-Yves Aubone (Miami, Fla.) and Bradley Mixson (Miami, Fla.) fell is a close match to K. Dimitrov and P. Rodrigues 8-6.

Singles continued in Duke’s favor as court two ended with #72 Joey Atas downing #119 Aubone 6-3, 6-2 while Sykut fought in position three to defeat the Blue Devil’s #73 Peter Rodrigues 6-0, 7-6. Court four was next to finish as Chang fell to Duke’s David Goulet 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 while position one’s #43 Kiril Dimitrov of Duke defeated #82 Abougzir 7-6, 7-5 to clinch to match victory for the Blue Devils. Sophomore Chris Cloer (Brevard, N.C.) fell in a tight three-set match on court five to Duke’s #101 Dylan Arnould 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 while Mixson defeated Aaron Carpenter 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Florida State men’s tennis continue their road trip as they take on the No. 6 North Carolina Tar Heels (15-0, 3-0 ACC) at Chapel Hill, N.C. on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

No. 27 Florida State 2, No. 21 Duke 5
1. #43 Kiril Dimitrov (D) def. #82 Ytai Abougzir (F) 7-5, 7-6
2. 72 Joey Atas (D) def. #119 Jean-Yves Aubone (F) 6-3, 6-2
3. Maciek Sykut (F) def. #73 Peter Rodrigues (D) 6-0, 7-6
4. David Goulet (D) def. Sam Chang (F) 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
5. #101 Dylan Arnould (D) def. Chris Cloer (F) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
6. Bradley Mixson (F) def. Aaron Carpenter (D) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Order of finish: 2,3,4,1*,5,6

1. #8 D. Goulet/J. Atas (D) def. #Y. Abougzir/M. Sykut (F) 8-4
2. Jonathas Sucupira/S. Chang (F) def. Alex Stone/D. Arnould (D) 8-2
3. K. Dimitrov/P. Rodrigues (D) def. J. Aubone/B. Mixson (F) 8-6

Order of finish: 1,2,3*

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