Feb. 4, 2007
Columbus, Ohio –
After their first loss of the season on Friday to Notre Dame, the Seminoles ran in to another defeat Sunday, falling to No. 3 Ohio State 7-0 at the Jesse Owens West Recreation Center in Columbus. The two losses this weekend bring Florida State men’s tennis to an overall season record 5-2.
In doubles competition, Ohio State’s No. 22 ranked duo Devin Mullings and Chris Klingemann defeated senior Jonathas Sucupira (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and freshman Bradley Mixson (Miami, Fla.) in the No. 2 position 8-4 while senior Ytai Abougzir (Boca Raton, Fla.) and freshman Jean-Yves Aubone (Miami, Fla.) fell on court one to the Buckeye’s Drew Eberly and Justin Kronauge. In position three, sophomore pair Andrew Bailey (Tallahassee, Fla.) and Maciek Sykut (Marathon, Fla.) lost to OSU’s Steven Moneke and Bryan Koniecko 8-4 giving Ohio State the doubles victory of the evening.
The Buckeye’s continued to dominate in singles play with Ohio States #62 Bryan Koniecko defeating Abougzir 6-3, 7-5 in position one, while #1 Steven Moneke of OSU defeated Aubone on court number two. Debuting his dual season on court number three, junior Sam Chang (Young-Ming, Taiwan) fell to OSU’s #42 Devin Mullings 6-3, 6-2 while in position four #69 Justin Kronauge overcame Florida State’s Sykut in a three set split 6-7, 6-2, 6-4. On court five OSU’s #46 Chris Klingemann defeated Sucupira 6-4, 6-4 while FSU’s Chris Cloer fell in a third set tiebreak to #64 Drew Eberly 7-6, 3-6 (10-4).
“I knew it would be tough match with Ohio State having six players ranked in singles,” coach Hultquist said. “I feel like we played better today than we did Friday night [against Notre Dame]. We had several opportunities to win matches. Like Chris [Cloer] lost the tiebreaker in his third set, but we just couldn’t finish out the matches.”
On a positive note of the weekend, freshman Jean-Yves Aubone earned his first ranked win of the season defeating #30 Sheeva Parbhu of Notre Dame 7-5, 7-5 in the number two singles position.
“I knew it was going to be a tough match and playing without Sam [Chang] is obviously going to hurt us a little bit,” head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. “On the positive side, Jean-Yves [Aubone] defeated the No. 30 guy in the nation which was a big win for him. I feel like he’s developing his game and really improving.”
Florida State men’s tennis return to the Scott Speicher Tennis Center on Saturday, February 17 to take on the Florida Gators at 1:00 p.m. Due to bad weather in Gainesville, the Seminoles and Gators never met in the 2005-2006 dual season. The two teams last met February 5, 2005 in Tallahassee where the No. 3 ranked Gators defeated No. 40 Florida State with an overall score 4-3.
No. 3 Ohio State 7, No. 13 Florida State 0
1. Eberly/ Kronauge (OSU) def. Abougzir/Aubone 9-8
2. #22 Mullings/ Klingemann (OSU) def. Sucupira/ Mixson 8-4
3. Moneke/Koniecko (OSU) def. Sykut /Bailey 8-4
1. #62 Bryan Koniecko (OSU) def. Ytai Abougzir 6-3, 6-5
2. #1 Steven Moneke (OSU) def. Jean-Yves Aubone 6-3, 6-0
3. #42 Devin Mullings (OSU) def. Sam Chang 6-3, 6-2
4. #69 Justin Kronauge (OSU) def. Maciek Sykut 6-7, 6-2, 6-4
5. #46 Chris Klingemann (OSU) def. Jonathas Sucupira 6-4, 6-4
6. #64 Drew Eberly (OSU) def. Chris Cloer 7-6, 3-6 (10-4)