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Benito Falls in 2nd Round of USTA Clay Court Invitational

Oct. 25, 2013

Kissimmee, Fla. – Freshman Carlos Benito fell in straight sets to fourth-seeded Florent Diep of Florida Friday at the USTA Clay Court Invitational, but Nathan Rakitt and Cole Fiegel each advanced in the consolation bracket.

The Madrid, Spain freshman, lost 6-3, 6-4 to Diep, who is ranked 52nd in the nation. Fiegel scores a 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6) win over Catalin Mateas in the consolation round of 32, while Rakitt defeated Kento Tanka-Tamaki of Pepperdine, 6-1, 6-3.

Rakitt and Fiegel advanced to face each other Saturday in singles, while also resuming doubles play Saturday in the consolation bracket against Pepperdine’s Tanka-Tamaki and Alexander Solonin.

USTA CLAY COURT INVITATIONALDisney's Wide World of Sports, Kissimmee, Fla.October 25, 2013

Men’s Round of 16 Singles DeVroome (USC) def. Diep (UF) 6-3, 6-3 Sofaer (PEP) def. Bellamy (USC) 7-6 (4), 6-1 Quiroz (USC) def. Nemscek (UNF) 6-2, 6-2 Boyd (USTA) def. Page (ILL) 6-2, 6-1 Redlicki (USTA) def. Goldin (FSU) 7-6 (9), 6-0 Bautista (TULSA) def. Grant (USC) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 Monaghan (ND) def. Fickey (UT) 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-0 Gonzalez Mendez (FSU) def. Leitner (USA) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

Men’s Round of 32 Singles Sofaer (PEP) def. Fawcett (USTA) 6-3, 2-1 ret. De Vroome (USC) def. Rinaldi (FSU) 6-4, 6-2 Quiroz (USC) def. Kumar (USTA) 6-2, 6-1 Leitner (USA) def. Montoya (ND) 6-3, 6-4 Bellamy (USC) def. Norton (UT) 6-0, 6-4 Monaghan (ND) def. Davis (FSU) 7-6 (1), 6-0 Nemcsek (UNF) def. Gauer (FSU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Diep (UF) def. Benito (GT) 6-3, 6-4 Fickey (UCF) def. Gladstone (UCF) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 Gonzalez Mendez (FSU) def. Alford (UF) 6-3, 6-4 Redlicki (USTA) def. Menichella (PEP) 6-2, 6-4 Goldin (FSU) def. Sabacinski (ND) 6-4, 6-4 Grant (USC) def. Stewart (USTA) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 Boyd (USTA) def. Piro (USTA) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 Goldin (FSU) def. Sanacinski (ND) 6-4, 6-4 Bautista (TULSA) def. Lock (FSU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 Page (ILL) def. Gracia (FSU) 3-6, 7-6 (9), 6-2

Singles Consolation Matches Kirby (TULSA) def. Espindola (UCF) 6-4, 7-6 (6) Bhat (UT) def. Zuern (UNF) w/o Bazarnak (ILL) def. Albo (FSU) 6-7 (4), 6-1, 1-0 (10-6) Baughman (USTA) def. Solonin (PEP) 6-1, 6-4 Seelig (USTA) def. Gordon (TULSA) 6-1, 4-6, 10-5 Flores (UCF) def. Haffey (FSU) 6-3, 6-3 Rakitt (GT) def. Tanka-Tamaki (PEP) 6-1, 6-3 Schnurrenberger (ND) def. Sangroniz (UCF) 6-4, 6-2 Vaezzadeh (USA) def. Brej (UF) 7-5, 7-6 (7) Fiegel (GT) def. Mateas (USTA) 6-4, 4-6, 10-6 Hromic (UCF) def. Chaplin (UT) 6-3, 3-6, 10-8 Belda (USA) def. Gomes (UNF) 7-5, 5-7, 11-9 Johnson (USC) def. Findel-Hawkins (UNF) 4-6, 6-2, 10-3 Aulina (UCF) def. Crystal (USC) 3-6, 6-3, 10-5 Jacobs (USA) def. McCloskey (TULSA) 2-6, 6-4, 10-4 Schnurrenberger (ND) def. Bhat (UT) 6-3, 6-1 (extra match for both of them)

Doubles Round of 16 Quiroz/Grant (USC) def. Stewart/Fawvett (USTA) w/o Alford/Piro (UF) def. Lock/Gauer (FSU) 8-2 Cotrone/Davis (FSU) def. Flores/Hromic (UCF) 8-6 Alford/Piro (UF) def. Lock/Gauer (FSU) 8-2 Nemcsek/Findel-Hawkins (UNF) def. Gladstone/Aulina (UCF) 8-2 Gomes/Zuern (UNF) def. Sabacinski/Montoya (ND) 8-7 (0) Redlicki/Baughman (USTA) def. Bellamy/Crystal (USC) 8-3 Johnson/DeVroome (USC) def. Bautista/Kirby (TULSA) 8-2 Chaplin/Fickey (UT) def. Jacobs/Vaezzadeh (USA) 8-6

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