February 25, 2000 - by
Friday’s Match With Georgia State Moved To March 19th

Feb. 25, 2000



TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This past weekend, the Seminoles displayed their
strength and endurance as they won three matches in three days. On Friday,
February 18th, they pulled out the match against the Florida Atlantic
Eagles by a score of 4-3. Following that hard fought match, the Noles
defeated the University of Southern Mississippi by a score of 4-3 and the
Stetson Hatters by a score of 6-1 in Sunday’s doubleheader. Friday’s match
against Georgia State has been rescheduled to March 19th.

With only seven home matches left in the 1999-2000 season, the
45th-ranked Florida State Seminoles tackle the University of Miami
Hurricanes on Sunday. During the 1994-1995 season, the Noles defeated the
Hurricanes by a score of 5-2. However, the past three meetings with the
Hurricanes have resulted in a tight 4-3 loss each year.


Success on the court…

Striving for his eighth consecutive win against Miami will be
junior Xavier Luscan. Luscan is 8-1 in dual matches this season for the
Seminoles. In addition to Luscan, freshman Rodrigo Laub is striving for
his ninth consecutive win. With a successful victory over Miami, Laub will
have 14 wins and three losses on the season and five wins and no losses in
dual matches.

Playing together for the first time this past weekend against
Stetson was the tandem of Jay Travis and Jeff Scarella, who successfully
defeated the Hatters at No. 1 by a score of 8-5. Adding to this victory,
the No. 3 duo of Mike Ingham and Chad Mooney had a successful
doubleheader. The senior/junior team defeated both the University of
Southern Mississippi and Stetson increasing their record to 4-2.


Coaches Corner…

“This week’s game is going to be a touch match for the guys,” said
first year head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “Miami has a successful tennis
program and this season they are undefeated. We are tired from last
weekend’s extensive games, but if they have the endurance and stamina to
pull off three successful matches in one weekend, than they have a fighting
chance against the undefeated Hurricanes.”

Sunday’s match against Miami is a big day for promoting and
emphasizing the importance of Seminole tennis. The marketing department at
Florida State is going to give away free visors to the dedicated fans who
are the first to attend. Also, the Lifetime Activities Program, at Florida
State University, is sponsoring a contest to see how many of their tennis
students will attend this weekend’s match.

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