April 1, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, FL.–No. 51 Florida State men’s tennis team were hoping to rebound from yesterdays loss against North Carolina as they took on the 3rd-ranked Duke Blue Devils this afternoon in Durham, N.C. However, Duke showed exactly how good they are and proved that it’s no fluke the team has won 38 straight matches against ACC opponents.
Duke swept the doubles to take the first point of the match and then moved on to take a 2-0 lead as Ramsey Smith, ranked 7th in the nation in singles, defeated FSU’s Xavier Luscan at No. 1 by a score of 6-0, 6-1.
Bartosz Koldej lost the first set against Duke’s Andres Pedroso, 6-0, but came back to take the second set 7-5 before falling in the third, 6-1. The Blue Devils won the remaining four singles matches in straight sets to take the match, 7-0.
Florida State now stands at 9-10 for the season, 4-3 in ACC play, while Duke improves to 14-3 overall, 5-0 in the ACC.
The men will be back in action on Friday, April 6th at 5:00 p.m. when they are scheduled to host Georgia Tech at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.
#3 Duke 7
#51 FSU 0
1. #7 Ramsey Smith (Duke) d. Xavier Luscan (FSU) 6-0, 6-1
2. #14 Marko Cerenko (Duke) d. Romain Jurd (FSU) 6-0, 6-4
3. #28 Andres Pedroso (Duke) d. Bartosz Koldej (FSU) 6-0, 5-7, 6-1
4. Joel Spicher (Duke) d. Jerrod Owen (FSU) 6-2, 6-4
5. Alex Bose (Duke) d. Rodrigo Laub (FSU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Michael Yani (Duke) d. Jeff Scarella (FSU) 6-4, 6-1
1. Phillip King/Smith (Duke) d. Luscan/Koldej (FSU) 8-3
2. Cerenko/Yani (Duke) d. Alex Herrera/Scarella (FSU) 8-6
3. Bose/Pedroso (Duke) d. Jurd/Owen (FSU) 8-0