Sept. 21, 2001
The Florida State men’s tennis team opened fall action of the 2001 season at the Southern Collegiate Championships in Athens Ga. Three Seminoles advance to round two of the singles portion in senior Xavier Luscan, junior Rodrigo Laub and freshman Brad Kolowich.
In Division 1 singles action Xavier Luscan, who received the No. 9 seed in the championship, faced and defeated Piero Demichelli of Stetson early this morning in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2. Luscan will face the winner of Nikola Araci (Murray State) and Michael Staniak (Middle Tenn. State) on Saturday, Sept. 22. Sophomore Alex Herrera faced Vince Baudet and fell 6-4, 6-3. Herrera will return to action on Saturday in the consolation round where he will face Sanjin Sadovich of LSU at 1:30 p.m.
In Division II singles action senior Gustav Bucht fell to Georgia Tech’s West Nott in three sets, going 7-6, 6-7, 6-2. Bucht will face No. 1 seed Wade Orr in the consolation round. Seminole standout Rodrigo Laub faced and defeated Virginia Tech’s Grant Sermon going 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (5). Laub now advances to round two where he is set to face Max Fomine of Mississippi State on Saturday.
In Division III play sophomore Romain Jurd fell to Georgia Perimeter’s Tyler Faulkner. Entering Division IV singles competition was senior Jeff Scarella. Scarella was set to face East Ten. State’s Santiago Sahagun, results were not available at the time of this release. Receiving a BYE in Division IV action was freshman Brad Kolowich. Kolowich will face UNC-A’s Adam Branks, on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
In doubles competition Division I Herrera and Laub received a first round BYE. In second round action the two would fall to South Alabama’s Baudet and Fowler by a score of 9-8. Also entered in Division I was Bucht and Luscan who fell to Duke’s Allen and Shults 8-4.
Entering Division II doubles Jurd and Scarella received a first round BYE followed by a win over UNC-A’s Ambrose and Mulhane 8-3. The Seminole tandem will face Virginia Tech’s Lavlund and Semon on Saturday.
Action at the Southern Collegiate Championships continues through Monday, Sept. 24th.