April 21, 2000 - by
FSU Men’s Tennis Falls To Virginia, 4-1

April 21, 2000

ATLANTA, GA. — The 52nd-ranked Florida State Seminoles were
knocked out of the ACC Tournament Friday by the 36th-ranked Virginia
Cavaliers. FSU, the fifth seed in the tournament, lost its 10th match of
the season 5-2 to the Cavaliers, the No. 4 seed. UVA improves to 16-8 on
the season and advances to the semifinals of the tournament to face the No.
1 seeded Duke Blue Devils. Florida State falls to 13-10 with its second
loss of the season to Virginia.

Florida State senior Mike Ingham came from behind to defeat
Virginia’s Huntley Montgomery in three sets, 0-6, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 2
singles. Ingham, who is ranked 97th in the country, defeated Montgomery,
who is ranked 51st, for the second time in a month. On March 26th, Ingham
grabbed one of FSU’s two points that day, by defeating the Cavaliers No. 2
player in straight sets. Ingham’s record improves to 17-14 on the year and
to 10-9 at the No. 2 position.

Florida State came close to opening the match by taking the doubles
point, but could only win one of three doubles matches against the
Cavaliers. FSU won at No. 3 doubles, 9-7 and almost pulled out the win at
No. 1 before falling by the same score 9-7. Winning at No. 3 for the
Seminoles was the tandem of Jeff Scarella and Ingham. Scarella and Ingham
won for the fourth time at the No. 3 position this season and improved
their overall record to 10-11. The win also avenged an 8-6 loss to the UVA
pair of Michael Duquette and Brian Hunter on March 26th.

FSU’s Xavier Luscan lost for only the eighth time in 23 matches at
No. 1 singles this season. Luscan was defeated by the country’s
fifth-ranked player, UVA’s Brian Vahaly. Luscan, who is currently ranked
50th in the nation, saw his two-match win streak come to a halt with the
6-1, 7-5 loss.

Florida State will now have to wait until May 4th to find out if
they have been selected to play in the 2000 NCAA Tournament.

No. 36 Virginia 4, No. 52 Florida State 1


No. 1 # 5 Brian Vahaly (UVA) d. #50 Xavier Luscan (FSU) 6-1, 7-5

No. 2 # 97 Mike Ingham (FSU) d. #51 Huntley Montgomery (UVA) 0-6, 6-4, 6-2

No. 3 John Winter (UVA) d. Noah Schnell (FSU) 6-4, 7-5

No. 4 Tommy Croker (UVA) vs. Chad Mooney (FSU) DNF

No. 5 Brian Hunter (UVA) d. Jay Travis (FSU) 6-2, 6-4

No. 6 Michael Duquette (UVA) d. Rodrigo Laub (FSU) DNF


No. 1 Montgomery/Vahaly (UVA) d. Luscan/Laub (FSU) 9-7

No. 2 Croker/Winter (UVA) d. Schnell/Travis (FSU) 8-5

No. 3 Scarella/Ingham (FSU) d. Duquette/Hunter (UVA) 9-7

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