March 8, 2000 - by

Florida State Men’s Tennis Drops Second Match Of Season To No. 12 Texas

March 8, 2000

AUSTIN, Texas — The Florida State men’s tennis team dropped its
second match of the season Wednesday to 12th-ranked Texas in Austin, 7-0.


The Seminoles were shutout for the first time since 1998.

Former Texas assistant coach Dwayne Hultquist made his first trip
back to the University of Texas since he left Austin in July to become the
head coach at Florida State. Hultquist and the Noles record drops to 9-2
while the Longhorns improves to 8-2.

The closest match of the day may have been at No. 1 doubles were
the FSU combo of sophomore Noah Schnell and junior Jay Travis took Texas’
No. 1 team and the nation’s second-ranked team to the limit before losing
8-5.


At No. 1 singles, FSU’s Xavier Luscan lost for the first time in
nine matches, losing in straight sets to Brandon Hawk.

FSU senior Mike
Ingham lost to the country’s 28th-ranked player Michael Blue and FSU junior
Jay Travis dropped a hard-fought match to the nation’s 64th-ranked player
Nick Crowell.

Florida State will be off until Sunday when they travel to Clemson,
S.C. to face the 30th-ranked Tigers. Clemson will be the Seminoles second
ACC match of the season.

FSU defeated Wake Forest 5-2 on March 5th in
Tallahassee, Fla.


Box Score

#12 Texas          7
#45 Florida State  0


SINGLES

No. 1 Brandon Hawk (Texas)  d.  #29 Xavier Luscan (FSU) 6-0, 6-2
No. 2 #28 Michael Blue (Texas)  d.  Mike Ingham (FSU)   6-2, 6-1
No. 3 #64 Nick Crowell (Texas)  d.  Jay Travis (FSU)    6-2, 6-3
No. 4 Jean Simon (Texas)  d.  Chad Mooney (FSU)         6-1, 6-4
No. 5 Craig Edmondson (Texas)  d.  Noah Schnell (FSU)   6-4, 6-3
No. 6 Ron Kloppert (Texas)  d.  Rodrigo Laub (FSU)      6-2, 6-2


DOUBLES

No. 1 #2 Blue / Crowell (Texas)  d.  Travis / Schnell (FSU) 8-5
No. 2 Hawk / Patak (Texas)  d.  Luscan / Scarella (FSU)     8-2
No. 3 Edmondson / Simon (Texas)  d.  Mooney / Ingham (FSU)  8-5

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