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#31 Florida State Defeats Clemson 4-3

#31 Florida State Defeats Clemson 4-3

March 17, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, FL – #31 Florida State defeated Clemson 4-3 in an Atlantic Coast Conference men’s tennis match at Tallahassee, FL Saturday afternoon. With the win, Florida State improves to 13-3 overall and 4-0 in the ACC. The Seminoles are ranked 31st according to the latest ITA poll. Clemson falls to 5-8 overall and 2-1 in league play. The match lasted four and a half hours at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.

Florida State started the match by winning the doubles point. In singles play, the Seminoles won at number-four as Cristian Gonzalez Mendez won over Ayrton Wibowo 6-3, 6-1. Florida State took a 3-0 advantage as Andres Bucaro defeated Dominique Maden at number-three singles 6-4, 6-2.

The Seminoles clinched the match and took a 4-0 lead when Dominic Cotrone defeated Cedric Willems 7-6, 6-4 at the number-six match.

From this point the Tigers won the next three singles matches. At number-five singles, Hunter Harrington of Clemson defeated Anderson Reed 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.

At number-one singles Yannick Maden defeated Jordan Kelly-Houston 7-5, 7-6. Maden is now 21-5 this season in singles play and is ranked 49th nationally in singles. In the final match off the court, the Tigers’ Gerardo Meza defeated Blake Davis 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 at number-two singles.

Clemson will play at William & Mary on Wednesday. Next weekend, Clemson will play host to Maryland on Friday, and Boston College on Sunday in ACC action.

No. 30 Florida State 4, No. 71 Clemson 3

Doubles 1. Cotrone/Reed (FSU) def. No. 53 Y. Maden/Rigsby (CU) 9-8 (8-6) 2. Davis/Kelly-Houston (FSU) def. Wibowo/Willems (CU) 8-4 3. D. Maden/Moran (CU) def. Bucaro/Lock (FSU) 9-7 Order of finish: 2, 3, 1

Singles 1. No. 49 Yannick Maden (CU) def. Jordan Kelly-Houston (FSU) 7-5, 7-6 (8) 2. Gerardo Meza (CU) def. Blake Davis (FSU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 3. Andres Bucaro (FSU) def. Dominique Maden (CU) 6-4, 6-2 4. Cristian Gonzalez Mendez (FSU) def. Ayrton Wibowo (CU) 6-3, 6-1 5. Hunter Harrington (CU) def. Anderson Reed (FSU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 6. Dominic Cotrone (FSU) def. Cedric Willems (CU) 7-6 (4), 6-4 Order of finish: 4, 3, 6, 5, 1, 2

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