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Benito Advances at USTA Clay Court Invitational

Oct. 25, 2013

Kissimmee, Fla. – Freshman Carlos Benito won his first-round match in the main draw of singles Thursday at the USTA Clay Court Invitational, defeating South Alabama’s Manuel Beida in straight sets.

Updated draws

The Madrid, Spain freshman, following the 7-6, 7-5 victory, will meet fourth-seeded Florent Diep of Florida in Friday’s round of 32.

Meanwhile, Cole Fiegel and Nathan Rakitt dropped into the consolation bracket of singles with first-round losses, and also were defeated in the first round of doubles. Fiegel lost to Florida State’s Cristian Gonaalez-Mendez 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, and Rakitt fell 6-4, 7-6 to Tulsa’s Carlos Bautista.

Rakitt and Fiegel, a top-8 seed in the doubles draw, lost 8-6 to Notre Dame’s Kenny Sabacinski and Nico Montoya.

Fiegel continues singles play Friday with a match against USTA junior Catalin Mateas, while Rakitt takes on Pepperdine’s Kento Tanka-Tamaki.

USTA CLAY COURT INVITATIONALDisney's Wide World of Sports, Kissimmee, Fla.

Men’s Round of 64 Singles Kumar (USTA) def. Albo (FSU) 6-3, 6-1 Nemscek (UNF) def. Kirby (TULSA) 6-3, 6-4 Fickey (UT) def. Brej (UF) 6-0, 6-1 Davis (FSU) def. Solonin (PEP) 6-2, 6-1 Monaghan (ND) def. Baughman (USTA) 6-3, 6-2 Norton (UT) def. Cotrone (FSU) w/d Gauer (FSU) def. Espindola (UCF) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (6) DeVroome (USC) def. Gordon (Tulsa) 6-1, 6-2 Gladstone (UCF) def. Vaezzadeh (USA) 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 Lock (FSU) def. Tanka-Tamaki (PEP) 6-4, 6-2 Sangroniz (UCF) def. Sofaer (PEP) 6-1, 6-4 Fawcett (USTA) def. Schnurrenberger (ND) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 Rinaldi (FSU) def. Seeling (USTA) 6-3, 7-6 (2) Bellamy (USC) def. Bazarnak (ILL) 6-3, 6-7 (8), 7-5 Diep (UF) def. Gomes (UNF) 6-3, 6-3 Benito (GT) def. Belda (USA) 7-6 (7), 7-5 Gonzalez Mendez (FSU) def. Fiegel (GT) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 Alford (UF) def. Mateas (USTA) 6-1, 7-5 Leitner (USA) def. Flores (UCF) 7-5, 6-3 Montoya (ND) def. Haffey (FSU) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 Page (ILL) def. Jacobs (USA) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 Piro (UF) def. Aulina (UCF) 7-5, 6-0 Boyd (USA) def. Crystal (USC) 7-5, 6-3 Goldin (FSU) def. Hromic (UCF) 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-3 Sabacinski (ND) def. Chaplin (UT) 6-3, 6-1 Stewart (UTSA) def. Zuern (UNF) 6-4, 6-3 Redlicki (UTSA) def. Johnson (USC) 7-5, 6-1 Bautista (TULSA) def. Rakitt (GT) 6-4, 7-6 (6) Gracia (FSU) def. McCloskey (TULSA) 6-2, 6-2 Grant (USC) def. Bhat (UT) 6-0, 6-0 Menichella (PEP) def. Findel-Hawkins (UNF) 6-4, 6-4 Montoya (ND) def. Haffey (FSU) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

Round of 32 Doubles Johnson/De Vroome (USC) def. Mateas/Seeling (USTA) 8-0 Sabacinski/Montoya (ND) def. Rakitt/Fiegel (GT) 8-6 Gomes/Zuern (UNF) def. McCloskey/Gordon (TULSA) 8-3 Quiroz/Grant (USC) def. Tanaka-Tamaki/Solonin (PEP) 8-6 Lock/Gauer (FSU) def. Bhat/Norton (UT) 8-1 Redlicki/Baughman (USTA) def. Monaghan/Schnurrenberger (ND) 8-3 Chaplin/Fickey (UT) def. Sofaer/Menichella (PEP) 8-3 Flores/Hromic (UCF) def. Kumar/Boyd (USTA) 8-1 Jacobs/Vaezzadeh (USA) def. Haffey/Albo (FSU) 8-4 Stewart/Fawcett (USTA) def. Goldin/Rinaldi (FSU) 8-2 Gladstone/Aulina (UCF) def. Gonzalez Mendez/Gracia (FSU) 8-7 (3) Alford/Piro (UF) def. Sangronniz/Espindola (UCF) 8-2 Bautista/Kirby (TULSA) def. Leitner/Belda (USA) 8-6 Bellamy/Crystal (USC) def. Page/Bazarnak (ILL) 8-1

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