April 20, 2012
Seminoles outlast Hokies, 4-1 at ACC Championship
Luka Somen scores for the Hokies in the No. 1 singles

CARY, N.C. – The No. 41 Virginia Tech men’s tennis team fell to No. 32 Florida State, 4-1 on Friday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Championship at the Cary Tennis Center in Cary, N.C.

The Hokies (11-11, 7-4 ACC) fell behind after the Seminoles (17-8, 7-4 ACC) secured the doubles point. Tech’s duo of Patrick Daciek and Lucas Oliveira led Benjamin Lock and Andres Bucaro 7-4 in the No. 2 before the match was halted.

Florida State extended its lead to 2-0 with a win in the No. 2 singles as Blake Davis defeated Daciek, 6-3, 6-1.

Tech got on the board with a win in the No. 1 singles. Luka Somen downed Jordan Kelly-Houston in straight sets with scores of 6-0, 6-4 to cut the Seminoles’ lead to 2-1. FSU went up 3-1 as Jason Zafiros claimed a 7-5, 6-1 win in the No. 6 singles against Tech’s Trpimir Kujundzic.

The Seminoles secured the win in the No. 5 singles where the Hokies’ Mauricio Antun and FSU's Christian Gonzales Mendez battled to three sets. After dropping the first set 6-3, Antun battled back to shutout Mendez in the second set, 6-0. In the third set, the two went back and forth and were tied at six to force the tiebreaker. Mendez held on to secure the match 7-6(11-9) against Antun.

1. #56 Luka Somen (VT) def. Jordan Kelly-Houston (FSU) 6-0, 6-4
2. Blake Davis (FSU) def. Patrick Daciek (VT) 6-3, 6-1
3. Lucas Oliveira (VT) vs. Andres Bucaro (FSU) 4-6, 6-4, 4-5, dnf
4. Corrado Degl’ Incerti Tocci (VT) vs. Benjamin Lock (VT) 6-7(2), 6-2, 5-5, dnf
5. Christian Gonzales Mendez (FSU) def. Mauricio Antun (VT) 6-3, 0-6, 7-6(9)
6. Jason Zafiros (FSU) def. Trpimir Kujundzic (VT) 7-5, 6-1

1. #60 Kelly-Houston/Davis (FSU) def. #43 Somen/Tocci (VT) 8-5
2. Daciek/Oliveira (VT) led Lock/Bucaro (FSU) 7-4, dnf
3. Anderson Reed/Dominic Coltrane (FSU) def. Hunter Koontz/Kujundzic (VT) 8-4

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