March 26, 2000 - by
FSU Men’s Tennis Falls To Virginia

March 26, 2000




TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s tennis team lost to
36th-ranked Virginia on Sunday, 4-2. The Seminoles record in the ACC drops
to 2-3 while the Cavaliers improve to 2-0 in the conference.

The 55th-ranked Noles were coming off a win on Saturday at Maryland to
even their conference record at 2-2. Virginia got things started by sweeping
the doubles portion of the match to go up one entering the singles matches.
FSU’s Ingham and junior Chad Mooney won in singles for the Noles. Ingham
defeated UVA’s Huntley Montgomery in straight sets 6-4, 6-2. Montgomery is
the nation’s 39th-ranked player. Mooney defeated Brian Hunter at No. 5
singles in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3 for his second win of the weekend road
trip.

The battle of the day came at No. 1 singles were FSU’s 28th-ranked Xavier
Luscan dropped a hard-fought two-set match to UVA’s fifth-ranked Brian Vahaly
6-0, 7-5. At No. 4 singles, FSU’s Noah Schnell nearly pulled off the
three-set upset over Virginia’s Tommy Croker. Schnell won the first set and
then lost to tightly contested sets to concede the match 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

FSU will return home to face the North Carolina State Wolfpack on March
30th. The match will be played on the campus of Florida State University at
the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.


Virginia 4, Florida State 2


Singles
1. No. 5 Brian Vahaly (UVa) def. No. 28 Xavier Luscan (FSU), 6-0, 7-5
2. Michael Ingham (FSU) def. No. 39 Huntley Montgomery (UVa), 6-4, 6-2
3. John Winter (UVa) def. Jay Travis (FSU), 6-4, 6-1
4. Tommy Croker (UVa) def. Noah Schnell, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
5. Chad Mooney (FSU) def. Brian Hunter (UVa), 6-3, 6-3
6. Jason Romesburg (UVa) vs. Rodrigo Laub, 3-6, 7-6 suspended

Doubles
1. No. 14 Vahaly and Montgomery (UVa) def. Lucsan and Laub, 8-3
2. No. 46.Winter and Croker (UVa) def. Travis and Schnell, 8-6
3. Hunter and Duquette (UVa) def. Ingham and Scarella, 8-6

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