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Florida State’s Sucupira And Chang Selected To 2007 NCAA Doubles Championships

May 8, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS –
The NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Subcommittee selected the 64 singles players and 32 doubles teams to compete in the 2007 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championships. Florida State’s senior and co-captain Jonathas Sucupira (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and junior Sam Chang (Young-Ming, Taiwan) were selected to compete in the 2007 doubles competition.

The singles and doubles competition will be conducted May 23-28 at Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia, hosted by the University of Georgia, following the conclusion of the team championship (May 17-22).

The subcommittee has also announced the seedings for the singles and doubles competition. The seeds are based upon competition between September 7, 2006 and April 29, 2007.

Currently ranked 20 in the nation, Sucupira and Chang hold a 10-3 dual match record while 8-3 in the ACC. The doubles team has earned four ranked wins including defeats over #40 Lenny Gullan/David Stone (UNC), #19 Nicolas Delgado/Pedro Graber (VT), #13 William Noblitt/Nick Cavaday (NCSU) and #7 Joey Atas/David Goulet.

The selection of teams and individuals for the NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championships is based on the prescribed criteria listed in the championships handbook and approved by the Division I Championships/Competition Cabinet.

Automatic qualification into the Division I doubles championships will be awarded to any conference with one or more doubles teams ranked in the ITA Top 60 for doubles. For conferences with more than one doubles team within the ITA Top 60, the subcommittee will apply the NCAA selection criteria to determine which doubles team is the automatic qualifier from those conferences. To find out more information on the selection process, please visit www.ncaasports.com/tennis/mens.

Men’s Tennis Prepares For NCAA Regionals On Friday, Round One Matches At 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
With only three days remaining until the 2007 NCAA Regionals, No. 16 Florida State men’s tennis team are continuing to prepare for round one on Friday (May 11), where they will take on Manhattan College at 10:00 a.m. at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. No. 19 Florida will later take on No. 46 Georgia Tech at 1:00 p.m. The winners of the round one matches will advance to play one another on Saturday (May 12) at 1:00 p.m. Live stats will be available under Florida State’s NCAA Tournament Central page located on www.seminoles.com under “Men’s Tennis”.

Pre-order NCAA Men’s Tennis Regional Tickets At 64-GOFSU
On May 11 and 12, Florida State men’s tennis team will host the 2007 NCAA Regionals at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center in Tallahassee, Fla. Tickets are available for purchase at the Seminole Athletic Ticket Office. To pre-order tickets call 64-GOFSU (644-6378) or 644-1830 to purchase NCAA Regionals Day Passes.

Ticket prices are as follows:

ADULT – $5.00
STUDENT (w/ID) – $3.00
YOUTH (18 & under) – $3.00
CHILDREN (Under 2yrs old) – Free

Day passes included entrance for both of Friday’s (May 11) matches at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., while an additional day pass must be purchased for Saturday’s (May 12) match at 1:00 p.m. A limited number of tickets are available for purchase, so pre-order your tickets for both days while they last!

NCAA Regionals Schedule:

Friday, May 11-
10:00 a.m. – Florida State vs. Manhattan
1:00 p.m. – Florida vs. Georgia Tech

Saturday, May 12 –
1:00 p.m. – Florida State or Manhattan vs. Florida or Georgia Tech

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