Feb. 20, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, FL. — The 46th-ranked Florida State Seminole men’s
tennis team defeated the Stetson Hatters 6-1 in the second match of a
doubleheader for the Noles on Sunday. The Seminoles defeated Southern
Mississippi 4-3 earlier in the day.
The Seminoles again split the first two doubles matches in their
second match of the day, both matches the Noles were able to pull out the
third doubles match to gain the doubles point entering singles competition.
Staked to a 1-0 lead after doubles, Florida State never looked back
winning five consecutive singles matches before dropping the final match of
the evening in three sets.
Junior Xavier Luscan continued to win at No. 1 singles defeating
Stetson’s Alexander Nicin in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4. Other straight set
winners for FSU were junior Jay Travis at No. 3 and freshman Rodrigo Laub
at No. 6. Laub played through a pulled stomach muscle to win his eighth
Sophomore Noah Schnell and senior Mike Ingham each went the
distance in their matches before winning. For Schnell, it was the second
time Sunday that his singles match went three sets. Last weekend, Schnell
battled through cramps to win his singles matches and this weekend coach
Hultquist didn’t want to take any chances of that reoccuring so Hultquist
rested Schnell during the doubles portion of the match against Stetson to
keep him fresh for his singles match.
The two wins on Sunday and one on Friday give first-year head coach
Dwayne Hultquist an 8-1 record heading into Sunday’s match with in-state
rival Miami on February 28th at 12:00 noon at the Scott Speicher Tennis
Center in Tallahassee, Florida.
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY 6 STETSON UNIVERSITY 1
No. 1 Xavier Luscan (FSU) d Alexander Nicin (SU) – 6-2, 6-4
No. 2 Mike Ingham (FSU) d Pierro Demichelli (SU) – 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
No. 3 Jay Travis (FSU) d Thomas Breekke (SU) – 6-2, 6-1
No. 4 Alexsander Antionjevich (SU) d Chad Mooney (FSU) – 6-4, 4-6, 7-6
No. 5 Noah Schnell (FSU) d Karl Bredvold (SU) – 6-2, 3-6, 6-0
No. 6 Rodrigo Laub (FSU) d Marcus Andresen (SU) – 6-5, 6-2
No. 1 Scarella/Travis (FSU) d Sedivak/Nicin (SU) – 8-5
No. 2 Demichelli/Andressen (SU) d Luscan/Laub (FSU) – 9-7
No. 3 Ingham/Mooney (FSU) d Brekke/Bredwold (SU) – 8-4