March 8, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas - Florida State men's tennis began their Spring Break with a loss at No. 4 Texas at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center. The Seminoles fell to 9-2, 1-0 while the Longhorns raised to 13-2. Although the Seminoles lost, freshman Clint Bowles (Tampa, Fla.) upset the No. 36 player in the nation today, Saturday, March 8, 2008.
The Seminoles were unable to score any points in doubles play as Texas won all three matches. On court one No. 12 Ed Corrie/Kellen Damico defeated the No. 30 doubles team of sophomore Jean-Yves Aubone (Miami, Fla.) and Bowles 8-5.
Senior Sam Chang (Young-Ming, Taiwan) and junior Maciek Sykut fell 6-8 to No. 44 Luis Diaz Barringa and Miguel Reyes Varela on court two. On court three, sophomore Brad Mixson (Miami, Fla.) and junior Drew Bailey (Tallahassee, Fla.) lost to Dimitar Kutrovsky and Josh Zavala 6-8.
In singles play, 36th-ranked Longhorn Ed Corrie had no chance on court two falling in two sets to Florida State's No. 91 Bowles to be upset 6-2, 6-2.
UT's No. 33 Kutrovsky upset the Seminoles' No. 24 Aubone in two sets for a 6-3, 6-3 victory on court one. After losing in the first set, Chang won the second set but fell in the third to lose to the 22nd-ranked Damico. Damico won on court three 6-1, 2-6, 6-3.
Seminole junior Chris Cloer (Brevard, NC) fell on court four to No. 74 Diaz Barriga in three sets 3-6, 6-1, 1-6. The Longhorn's Milan Mihailovic defeated Sykut 7-6 (0), 7-5 on court five. Florida State's Mixson won his first set against Texas, but Zavala came back to win 3-6, 7-6 (5), 1-0 (11-9) on court six.
Florida State stays in Texas to play No. 13 Rice in Houston Tuesday, March 11 at 1:30 p.m. CT. The Seminoles will then pack up for Coral Gables, Fla. to take on conference rival Miami on Saturday, March 15 at 3 p.m. to close out their Spring Break.
No. 4 Texas 6, No. 16 Florida State 1