April 5, 2009
RALIEGH, N.C. - The No. 16-ranked Florida State men's tennis team rebounded from two consecutive ACC defeats with a 6-1 victory against No. 48 North Carolina State on Sunday in Raleigh, N.C.
The Seminoles (17-7, 6-2) started the match by sweeping doubles. On court three sophomore Clint Bowles and senior Chris Cloer defeated Justin Jendruch and Rob Lowe 8-4. FSU clinched the point on court two as seniors Drew Bailey and Maciek Sykut were victorious against Jay Weinacker and Jaime Pulgar 8-6. The sweep was made complete on court one after 25th-ranked juniors Jean-Yves Aubone and Vahid Mirzadeh beat Christian Welte and Julian Sullivan 9-7.
In singles, the Garnet and Gold won the first four matches to put the contest out of reach. FSU jumped out to a 2-0 lead on court six where senior Chris Cloer defeated the Wolfpack's Eric Turner in straight sets 6-4, 6-0. On court two No. 49-ranked Bowles defeated No. 118 Welte 6-4, 7-6(2). The Seminoles clinched the match on court three where Sykut defeated Derek Stephens in three sets 6-1, 2-6, 6-2. After dropping his first ACC match of the year No. 11-ranked Aubone rebounded with a 7-6(5), 7-6(3) win against No. 36 Weinacker on court one.
North Carolina State earned its only point of the match on court four where Pulgar defeated Mirzadeh in three sets 6-4, 6-7(6), 1-0(5). FSU's final point came on court five when Bailey rallied for a 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 1-0(6) victory against David Chermack.
Florida State will return home for the final two regular season ACC matches against Maryland on Friday at 5:00 p.m., and Boston College on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. The Seminoles will honor their seniors on Friday before they face the Terrapins. For live scoring and a match recap visit www.seminoles.com.
No. 1: #11 Jean-Yves Aubone (FSU) def. #36 Jay Weinacker (NCSU) 7-6(5), 7-6(3)
No. 2: #49 Clint Bowles (FSU) def. #118 Christain Welte (NCSU) 6-4, 7-6(2)
No. 3: Maciek Sykut (FSU) def. Derek Stephens (NCSU) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2
No. 4: Jaime Pulgar (NCSU) def. Vahid Mirzadeh (FSU) 6-4, 6-7(6), 1-0(5)
No. 5: Drew Bailey (FSU) def. David Chermack (NCSU) 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 1-0(6)
No. 6: Chris Cloer (FSU) def. Eric Turner (NCSU) 6-4, 6-0
Order of finish: 6, 2, 3*, 1, 4, 5
No. 1: #25 Aubone/Mirzadeh (FSU) def. Welte/Julian Sullivan (NCSU) 9-7
No. 2: Bailey/Sykut (FSU) def. Weinacker/Pulgar (NCSU) 8-6
No. 3: Bowles/Cloer (FSU) def. Justin Jendruch/Rob Lowe (NCSU) 8-4
Order of finish: 3, 2*, 1