Men's Tennis Drops ACC Opener to FSU, 5-2
Gomez, King win in singles
Feb. 21, 2010
Tallahassee, Fla. - Guillermo Gomez and Kevin King picked up singles wins, but Florida State picked up the doubles point and straight-set wins at Nos. 2-4-3 in singles to clinch a 5-2 win Sunday in the Atlantic Coast Conference men's tennis opener for the Yellow Jackets.
Florida State, the nation's 18th-ranked team improved to 7-1 overall, 2-0 in the ACC, while No. 38 Tech dropped to 7-3. The Jackets return to action Saturday with a 2:30 p.m. match against Georgia State.
The Seminoles won close victories in all three doubles matches, with Andre Bucaro and Anderson Reed teaming for an 8-6 win against Tech's Magin Ortiga and Juan Spir at No. 3, and Jean-Yves Aubone and Clint Bowles outlasting Gomez and Ryan Smith, 9-7, at No. 2.
King, a sophomore from Peachtree City, Ga., evened the match for Tech in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2, over Jordan Kelly-Houston. It was King's second consecutive straight-set win after an eight-month injury layoff.
FSU took over after that. Vahid Mirzadeh, the nation's 77th-ranked player, defeated Ortiga, 6-1, 6-3, at No. 2, to put the Seminoles ahead. Connor Smith prevailed over Juan Spir, 6-4, 7-5, at No. 4, and 56th-ranked Clint Bowles clinched the match with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Dean O'Brien at No. 3.
Bucaro finished off Eliot Potvin, 7-6 (7), 7-5, at No. 6 before Gomez captured a 6-1, 6-7 (9), 7-5 win against 35th-ranked Jean Yves Aubone.
Tennis Match Results
#18 Florida State 5, #38 Georgia Tech 2
1. Vahin Mirzadeh/Connor Smith (FSU) def. Dean O'Brien/Eliot Potvin (GT) 9-8 (7-1)
2. Jean-Yves Aubone/Clint Bowles (FSU) def. Guillermo Gomez/Ryan Smith (GT) 9-7
3. Andres Bocaro/Anderson Reed (FSU) def. Magin Ortiga/Juan Spir (GT) 8-6