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Three Seminoles Advance To Main Draw
Senior Blake Davis

Senior Blake Davis

Oct. 11, 2013

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Florida State men's tennis team advanced three of five players to the main draw of singles at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships on Friday. The team won four of six matches at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex on the campus of Georgia Tech. Main draw play begins tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.

Receiving first round byes was senior Blake Davis and freshmen Jake Albo and Grayson Golden. The trio needed to win one match a piece and accomplished that feat in the morning.

"I was very confident with how I was playing and training the past two weeks," said Goldin. "My fitness has improved immensely and I feel ready to go tomorrow against the No. 1 seed of the tournament."

Davis took down Bernard Tefel of Miami 6-3, 6-0 while Goldin quickly won 6-1, 6-0 over Miami's Jack Murphy. Albo defeated USF's Everth Dzib 7-5, 7-6 (5).

Beginning in the first round, and needing to win two matches, was freshman Jack Haffey and sophomore João Gauer. Gauer won his match 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1 over Mercer's Austin Emmet. Gauer fell in the second match 1-6, 7-6, 6-1 to Federico Sabogal of USF.

Haffey lost in the first round to Maksim Yorsh of Kennesaw State 6-0, 6-1. In his consolation match, he defeated Murphy of Miami 7-6 (5), 6-3.

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Friday, October 11
Qualifying Round of 32

João Gauer (FSU) def. Austin Emmet (MER) 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1
Maksim Yorsh (KSU) def. Jack Haffey (FSU) 6-0, 6-1

Qualifying Round of 16
Blake Davis (FSU) def. Bernard Tefel (UM) 6-3, 6-0
Federico Sabogal (USF) def. João Gauer (FSU) 1-6, 7-6, 6-1
Jake Albo (FSU) def. Everth Dzib (USF) 7-5, 7-6 (5)
Grayson Goldin (FSU) def. Jack Murphy (UM) 6-1, 6-0

Qualifying Consolation Matches
Jack Haffey (FSU) def. Jack Murphy (UM) 7-6 (5), 6-3

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