May 9, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. - The NCAA Championships begin Friday, May 10th, and the No. 33 Florida State men's tennis team (18-10) is ready. In the Gainesville region, the Seminoles take on No. 18 California (14-9) at 1:00 p.m. at the Ring Tennis Complex. This marks the Seminoles 11th consecutive NCAA Tournament.
"We're excited to play Cal," said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. "It's the first time we've ever played them. They are a traditional Pac-12 power having made national indoors this year and last year. They are a very strong first round opponent and we are looking forward to the challenge of playing them tomorrow."
Also in the region is No. 15 Florida and WAC Champions Denver, who play at 4:00 p.m. on Friday with the winners of each match playing on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
Ranked No. 92 in singles is sophomore Dominic Cotrone. Cotrone is also ranked No. 14 in doubles play along with junior Blake Davis. Senior Andres Bucaro and sophomore Benjamin Lock are ranked at No. 72 while Bucaro and freshman Michael Rinaldi are No. 78.
For the Golden Bears, Ben McLachlan is No. 38 while Campbell Johnson checks in at No. 60. Rounding them out in singles is No. 86 Christoffer Konigsfeldt. Cal is just as strong in doubles with Johnson and Konigsfeldt ranked No. 26. Brothers Ben McLachlan and Riki McLachlan are No. 58 while Ben McLachlan and Mads Engsted are No. 65.
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