February 20, 2000 - by
Men’s Tennis Downs Southern Miss

Feb. 20, 2000


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 46th-ranked Florida State Seminoles, with
the help of Xavier Luscan, Noah Schnell and Jay Travis, secured a 4-3
victory over the Southern Mississippi Eagles on Sunday.

Starting the day off in doubles, the Noles captured the doubles
point by winning two of the three matches. First, at No. 1 doubles, the
team of Travis/Schnell was defeated by a score of 8-6 by the team of
Kangas/Homedes. With the doubles portion of the match tied at 1-1, the
Noles No. 2 team of Luscan/Laub clinch the match over Jansson/Werren by a
score of 8-5. It was Luscan and Laub’s fourth consecutive win. Securing
the doubles point for FSU, the No. 3 team of Ingham/Mooney defeated
Terol/Carteret by a score of 8-4. That win marked Ingham and Mooney’s
first win in the No. 3 slot this season.

The second half of the match started with No. 2 singles player Mike
Ingham dropping his match to Muthias Werren. The loss was Ingham’s first in
his last four matches. and it also tied the match with FSU and USM each
having one point. The next match to be completed was at No. 5 where FSU’s
Noah Schnell, who was one of only two players to take his match in split
sets. With a final score of 0-6, 6-0, 6-2, Schnell defeated Nicolas
Carteret of Southern Mississippi. Schnell’s dual record at No. 5 has been
upped to 3-1. The next match to finish, which brought the score to FSU 3
and USM 1, Xavier Luscan started the second set with a powerful
serve-return and ended up defeating Mikka Kangus by a score of 6-3, 6-4.
That win increases Luscans winning streak to six.

Winning his first match at the No. 3 position and raising FSU’s
score to four, freshman Jay Travis clinched his match against sophomore
David Jansson by a score of 6-5, 6-3. Junior Chad Mooney was defeated by
the Southern Mississippi Eagle Daniel Homedes by a score of 7-6, 6-4. This
was Mooney’s first loss in the No. 4 position. That match raised USM’s
score to two making the score 4-2. The last singles match to be completed
was at the No. 6 slot. This was the second of two matches to end in split
sets. Sophomore Jeff Scarella dropped the match to freshman Uwe Gneiting
by a score of 6-2, 2-6, 7-6.

On Friday, February 25, 2000 at 3:30 p.m. the Noles will take on
Georgia State at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.


BOX SCORE

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY              4
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI    3

SINGLES
No. 1 #56 Xavier Luscan (FSU) d Mikka Kangus (USM) – 6-3, 6-4
No. 2 Muthias Werren (USM) d Mike Ingham (FSU) – 6-0, 6-4
No. 3 Jay Travis (FSU) d David Jansson (USM) – 6-5, 6-3
No. 4 Daniel Homedes (USM) d Chad Mooney (FSU) – 7-6, 6-4
No. 5 Noah Schnell (FSU) d Nicolas Carteret (USM) – 0-6, 6-0, 6-2
No. 6 Uwe Gneiting (USM) d Jeff Scarella (FSU) – 6-2, 2-6, 7-6
DOUBLES
No. 1 Kangas/Homedes (USM) d Travis/Schnell (FSU) – 8-6
No. 2 Luscan/Laub (FSU) d Jansson/Werren (USM) – 8-5
No. 3 Ingham/Mooney (FSU) d Terol/Carteret (USM) – 8-4

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