April 21, 2013
    No. 52 Hokies defeat No. 30 Florida State, 4-3
    Tech wins four singles matches to claim victory

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 52nd-ranked Virginia Tech men’s tennis team defeated 30th-ranked Florida State on Sunday afternoon in at ACC match-up at Scott Speicher Tennis Center in Tallahassee, Fla.

    Florida State (17-9, 4-6 ACC) picked up the doubles point to take an early 1-0 lead over the Hokies (14-8, 6-4 ACC), winning all three doubles matches.

    The Seminoles went on top 2-0 with a win in the No. 2 before the Hokies got on the board as 52nd-ranked Amerigo Contini defeated Dominic Cotrone in the No. 1. Contini secured the match in straight sets with scores of 6-2, 6-1 as Tech cut the FSU lead to 2-1.

    Florida State increased its lead to 3-1 with a win in the No. 6. Hunter Koontz followed up with a win in the No. 3 as he defeated Anderson Reed, 6-1, 6-1 to put the score to 3-2 in the match.

    Joao Monteiro’s win in the No. 4 knotted the match at 3-3. The Tech freshman had a 6-3, 6-4 decision against Blake Davis.

    Senior Lucas Oliveira secured the team win for the Hokies as he outlasted Michael Rinaldi in the No. 5. Oliveira won the first set, 6-2, but Rinaldi won 7-5 in the second. Oliveira rallied in the final set for a 6-4 win.

    Virginia Tech will be back on the court this week at the 2013 ACC Men’s Tennis Championship, April 25-28 in Cary, N.C.

    1. #52 Amerigo Contini (VT) def. #95 Dominic Cotrone (FSU) 6-2, 6-1
    2. Benjamin Lock (FSU) def. #98 Andreas Bjerrehus (VT) 6-0, 6-3
    3. Hunter Koontz (VT) def. Anderson Reed (FSU) 6-1, 6-1
    4. Joao Monteiro (VT) def. Blake Davis (FSU) 6-3, 6-4
    5. Lucas Oliveira (VT) def. Michael Rinaldi (FSU) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4
    6. C. Gonzalez Mendez (FSU) def. Aaron Gomez (VT) 6-2, 6-1
    Order of finish: 2,1,6,3,4,5

    1. #42 Davis/Cotrone (FSU) def. #22 Bjerrehus/Contini (VT) 8-1
    2. #58 Lock/Andres Bucaro (FSU) def. Koontz/Trpimir Kujundzic (VT) 8-4
    3. Anderson Reed/Jordan Kelly-Houston (FSU) def. Oliveira/Monteiro (VT) 8-6
    Order of finish: 1,2,3

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