March 11, 1999
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Florida State men’s tennis team concluded it’s three match road trip with a loss against Duke. The road trip was a rocky one for the Seminoles, as they dropped two of three matches. All three matches were against ACC opponents, therefore the Seminoles return home with an ACC record of 1-2 going into their match with Virginia on Monday, March 15, at 3:30pm here in Tallahassee.
The Blue Devils opened their ACC schedule the way they ended it last year, the defending ACC Champions won five of six singles matches and all three doubles matches. The Seminoles only win came at No.3 singles, where senior Davidson Kozlowski won his third straight match against the nation’s 97th ranked player, Andres Pedroso. Kozlowski improves to 3-0 in ACC play and looks to be back on track after suffering a minor back injury earlier in the season. In doubles, Kozlowski and partner Ty Braswell lost a tough match against Dmitry Muzyka and Jordan Wile, the country’s 20th ranked team, 9-8.
Other notables, both Mike Ingham at No.4 and Chad Mooney at No.5 had their match winning streaks snapped against Duke. Ingham had his four match win streak snapped by Porter Jones, 6-2, 6-2. Sophomore Chad Mooney saw his five match win streak broken by last season’s ACC Champion at No.6 singles, Marko Cerenko. It was Mooney’s first loss at the No.5 position in nine matches this season. Mooney’s team leading dual match record falls to 11-2.
FSU returns to action on Monday, March 15th, against last season’s runner-up in the ACC, Virginia. First serve is at 3:30pm at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center in Tallahassee. The Seminoles look to get back to .500 in the ACC. Florida State’s record is 8-5 overall, and 1-2 in the ACC.
#55 Florida State 1
#4 Duke 6
Singles No.1 Doug Root (DU) d. Ty Braswell (FSU) 6-2, 6-3 No.2 Dmitry Muzyka (DU) d. Yvo Niks (FSU) 6-4, 7-6 No.3 Davidson Kozlowski (FSU) d. Andres Pedroso (DU) 0-6, 6-1, 6-3 No.4 Porter Jones (DU) d. Michael Ingham (FSU) 6-2, 6-2 No.5 Marko Cerenko (DU) d. Chad Mooney (FSU) 6-2, 6-4 No.6 Ted Rueger (DU) d. Noah Schnell (FSU) 6-2, 6-4
Doubles No.1 Muzyka / Wile (DU) d. Braswell / Kozlowski (FSU) 9-8 No.2 Root / Pedroso (DU) d. Niks / Ingham (FSU) 8-4 No.3 Jones / Rueger (DU) d. Mooney / Schnell (FSU) 8-2