Oct. 19, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Junior Jean-Yves Aubone earned his second career USTA Futures title in Hammond, La., on Sunday. Aubone defeated No. 3 seed Artem Sitak in straight sets to capture the championship.
“It is very exciting, I beat some really great players this week,” Aubone said. “I played very consistently and that allowed me to be at a high level all week.”
“He’s showing a lot of consistency playing good tennis everyday he goes out,” FSU head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. “He continues to be able to win a lot of matches and that has earned him a second career title.”
In his third career Futures final Aubone took opening set 6-4 and then cruised to victory winning the second set 6-0. To win the tournament Aubone had to be four seeded players including the No. one, three and four seeds. The singles All-American’s first title came at a Futures event held in Peoria, Ill.
“I feel like mentally I was more consistent [today] and executed my game plan,” Aubone said. “Consistency was definitely the key for me.”
At the ITA Mideast Regional senior Maciek Sykut lost his round of 16 match to North Carolina State’s Christian Welte. After winning the first set 7-6, Sykut dropped the last two sets 6-3, 6-0.
Next up for Florida State will be the Seminole Invitational beginning Saturday, November 1. For coverage of the event log onto www.seminoles.com.
Singles Main Draw Round of 16
Christian Welte (NCST) def. No. 119 Maciek Sykut