April 22, 1999
ATLANTA – The Florida State men’s tennis team faces Georgia Tech in the first round of the ACC tournament for the second year in a row. Last year, FSU defeated Georgia Tech 4-1 to advance to the semifinals. These two schools squared off a week ago in Tallahassee with the Yellow Jackets pulling out the victory 6-1.
The Seminoles will change their lineup up a little bit this time around. Last week, the Seminoles had sophomore Chad Mooney at No. 5 and junior Mike Ingham at No. 4. Those two will switch spots in an effort to give the Seminoles better matchups. The other four starters for FSU will have their work cut out for them, as they will face the same opponent who bested them a week ago.
In doubles last week against Georgia Tech, the Seminoles were only able to pull out the match at No. 2. Florida State’s Yvo Niks and Mike Ingham teamed to win their 13th match of the season against Tech’s Robert Wright and Roberto Suarez.
Should the Seminoles upset the second-seeded Yellow Jackets they will face the winner of #3 Clemson and #6 North Carolina. FSU, 3-5 in the ACC, lost their regular season matches against all three of those schools.
The Seminoles will take the courts in Atlanta on Friday at noon.
1st Round of the ACC Tournament Lineup:
No. 1 Davidson Kozlowski (FSU) vs. Benjamin Cassaigne (GT) No. 2 Ty Braswell (FSU) vs. Matt Cozad (GT) No. 3 Yvo Niks (FSU) vs. Roberto Suarez (GT) No. 4 Chad Mooney (FSU) vs. Romain Coirault (GT) No. 5 Mike Ingham (FSU) vs. Jason Jeong (GT) No. 6 Noah Schnell (FSU) vs. Sergio Aguirre (GT)
No. 1 Kozlowski/Scarella (FSU) vs. Bibby/Cassaigne (GT) No. 2 Ingham/Niks (FSU) vs. Suarez/R. Wright (GT) No. 3 Braswell/Mooney (FSU) vs. Aguirre/Cozad (GT)