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Dec. 6, 2015

Tallahassee, Fla. – Senior Ryan Shane was the runner-up in the singles draw at the Tallahassee Futures presented by Visit Florida, held at the Florida State University Indoor Tennis Facility Dec. 1-6 in Tallahassee, Fla.

Shane, who played in his second Futures singles final on Sunday, fell to second-seeded Daniel Nguyen in the championship match. Nguyen, currently ranked No. 243 in the world, won 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Shane won his opening-round singles match over No. 579 Joe Salisbury, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. On Thursday, Shane defeated top-seeded Henri Laaksonen, 7-6(5), 6-4 to advance to Friday’s quarterfinals. Laaksonen, ranked No. 199 in the world, is the highest-ranked player Shane has beaten this year. Shane also snapped Laaksonen’s 11-match win streak.

Shane went on to snap No. 601 Tim van Rijthoven’s seven-match win streak in the quarters, earning a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to advance to Saturday’s semifinal. Shane defeated No. 3 seed, world No. 282 Marek Michalicka, 7-6(7), 3-6, 6-3, to advance to the final.

Shane also competed in doubles, partnering with his brother, Justin Shane ’14. The Shanes defeated Jake Albo and Jack Haffey, 6-1, 6-4 in the opening round to move on to the quarterfinals where they fell 6-4, 5-7 [10-4] to Daniel Garza and Tigre Hank on Thursday evening.

Justin Shane also competed in singles, falling 6-3, 7-6 (4) to Adam El Mihdawy. Another Virginia alum, Michael Shabaz ’11 competed in main draw singles, falling 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) to Eric Quigley.

Ryan Shane has won two Futures titles this fall, winning the singles title at the Costa Mesa (Calif.) Pro Classic in September. In August, the Shane brothers won the doubles title at the $15,000 CarX Futures event in Champaign, Ill.

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