April 10, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -
The Maryland men's tennis team got off to a rocky start in its final road trip of the season losing to No. 16 Florida State, 7-0.
The Terps (7-12, 1-9) got off to a slow start at singles, playing the individual matches before doubles for the first time this season, as the team failed to take a set against the Seminoles (17-7, 7-2)
Maryland came away with a victory at number two doubles by the team of Nickolai Nielsen and Mathias Sarrazin, as they defeated Chris Reiman and Owen Long, 8-5.
Nielsen, one of three Terrapin seniors, played a strong match at number one singles against the No. 11-ranked singles player in the country, Jean-Yves Aubone. Nielsen put-up a good fight in both sets, but still came out on the losing end, 6-3, 7-5.
The Terps will be back in action Sunday when they close out the regular season playing No. 26 Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.
#16 Florida State 7, Maryland 0
1. #11 Jean-Yves Aubone (FSU) def. Nickolai Nielsen (MD) 6-3, 7-5
2. #49 Clint Bowles (FSU) def. Mathias Sarrazin (MD) 6-1, 6-2
3. Maciek Sykut (FSU) def. Boris Fetbroyt (MD) 6-4, 6-2
4. Vahid Mirzadeh (FSU) def. Alex Aksanov (MD) 6-2, 6-2
5. Drew Bailey (FSU) def. Graham Knowlton (MD) 6-1, 6-0
6. Chris Cloer (FSU) def. Roshan Potarazu (MD) 6-3, 6-0
1. Maciek Sykut/Drew Bailey (FSU) def. Alex Aksanov/Boris Fetbroyt (MD) 8-4
2. Nickolai Nielsen/Mathias Sarrazin (MD) def. Chris Reiman/Owen Long (FSU) 8-5
3. Michael O'Shea/Keith Embree (FSU) def. Arman Moussavi/Roshan Potarazu (MD) 8-4
Maryland 7-12 (1-9)
Florida State 17-7 (7-2); National ranking #16
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (5,2,6,3,4,1)