April 4, 2000 - by
FSU Men’s Tennis Looks To Win 12th Match Of The Season

April 4, 2000


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State men’s tennis team will host
the South Alabama Jaguars on Wednesday, April 5th, in the Seminoles’ sixth
match of the season against an opponent ranked in the Top 30. The match
between the 53rd-ranked Seminoles and the 29th-ranked Jaguars is scheduled
to begin at 3:30 p.m., at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.

The Jaguars will be the sixth team to visit Tallahassee this season
with a national ranking and FSU has sent three of the previous five teams
home with a loss. The Seminoles overall record is 11-7 including a 9-2
record at home. Leading the way for the Seminoles is sophomore Xavier
Luscan, who is currently ranked No. 28 in the country by the ITA, and is
12-6 in dual match play this season. Luscan is coming off an upset over
the nation’s 18th-ranked player from Duke, Ramsey Smith.

Seminole senior Mike Ingham is riding a three-match winning streak
that has included two top-ranked players. Ingham defeated Virginia’s
Huntley Montgomery, the nation’s 39th-ranked player, in straight sets on
March 26th and then Duke’s Doug Root on April 1st in a back-and-forth
battle, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

First year head coach Dwayne Hultquist needs just one win in the
team’s final four matches to ensure the program’s 14th consecutive winning
season. Hultquist has added four new faces to this year’s squad and will
be losing just one senior on a team that at one point this season, was the
hottest team in the country jumping 24 spots in the rankings in just three
weeks.

The Jaguars will be the Seminoles last home match in the 2000 dual
match season. The Noles will wrap up their regular season on the road
against South Florida on April 9th, Furman on April 15th and Georgia Tech
April 16th.

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