April 24, 1998
ATLANTA — The No. 5 seed Florida State men’s tennis team defeated the
No. 4 seed Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 4-1 to advance to the semifinals of
the Atlantic Coast Conference tennis tournament on Friday. The Seminoles
will now face No. 1 seed Duke at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Florida State’s record now stands at 16-6 on the season. The win also
marks the fourth time in the past four years the Seminoles have advanced to
FSU opened the match by capturing the doubles point. The No. 1 team of
Ty Braswell and Davidson Kozlowski defeated Benjamin Cassaigne and Matt
Cozad 9-8(6). Following them, the No. 2 team of Alex Golub and Yvo Niks
beat Roberto Suarez and Robert Wright 8-4 to clinch the point.
In singles action, Florida State dominated gaining the remaining three
points needed to capture the win. The clinching point came when No. 4 Mike
Ingham defeated Roberto Suarez in straight sets 6-4, 7-6(3). Other singles
winners No. 3 Niks and No. 6 Kozlowski.
With the win, Florida State avenges a regular season 4-3 loss to Georgia
Tech on April 19th.
Florida State 4 Georgia Tech 1
No. 1 Cassaigne (GT) d. Golub (FSU) 6-4, 6-2;
No. 2 Cozad (GT) – Braswell (FSU) DNF match clinched;
No. 3 Niks (FSU) d. Coirault (GT) 6-2, 6-3;
No. 4 Ingham (FSU) d. Suarez (GT) 6-4, 7-6(3);
No. 5 Aguirre (GT) – Wienstein (FSU) DNF match clinched;
No. 6 Kozlowski (FSU) d. Wright (GT) 6-3, 7-5;
No. 1 Braswell, Kozlowski (FSU) d. Cassaigne, Cozad 9-8(6)
No. 2 Golub, Niks (FSU) d. Suarez, Wright (GT) 8-4;
No. 3 Aguirre, Jeong (GT) – Ingham, Travis (FSU)DNF pt. clin
Florida State – 16-6