Sept. 26, 2005
ATHENS, Ga.– Florida State freshmen Andrew Bailey and Maciek Sykut claimed the 2005 Southern Intercollegiate Championship doubles title in flight No. 2 Monday at the Dan Magil Tennis Complex after defeating Julien Lousao and Olivier Nussbaum of Southeastern Louisiana, 8-5.
In the semifinals round early Monday morning, Bailey/Sykut overpowered the College of Charleston’s Michael Reynolds and Tim Walter, 8-4, to advance to the championship match.
The Seminoles’ duo of sophomore Sam Chang and junior Jonathas Sucupira also faired well in doubles play over the weekend, advancing to the flight No. 1 semifinals draw Monday after defeating Strahinja Bobusic and Colin Purcell of the University of Georgia, 8-6.
Although they provided a tough showing, Chang/Sucupira came up short, 9-7, to Duke’s top doubles team of Jonathan Stokee and Joey Atas.
Blackmon/Rath (GT) def. Briceno/Tell (UF), 9-8
Atas/Stokke (Duke) def. Chang/Sucupira (FSU), 9-7
Atas/Stokke (Duke) def. Blacmon/Rath (GT), 8-6
CHAMPION – ATAS/STOKKE
Bailey/Sykut (FSU) def. Reynolds/Walker (CofC), 8-4
Lousao/Nussbaum (SE La.) def. Padilla/Portugal, 8-6
Bailey/Sykut (FSU) def. Lousao/Nussbaum (SE La.), 8-5
CHAMPION – BAILEY/SYKUT