March 29, 1999
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – In late action Sunday, the 61st-ranked Seminoles lost their fourth ACC match of the season to North Carolina at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center in Chapel Hill. The Seminoles now 11-7 on the season, fall to 3-4 in the ACC.
Florida State suffered a huge loss against North Carolina. Senior Ty Braswell injured his back in doubles competition and was forced to miss his singles match. Braswell is FSU’s No.1 singles player, with a record of 17-12 this year.
The Seminoles, after losing the doubles point, managed to split the singles matches but that wasn’t enough to pull out the victory. The match hinged on the only three set match of the afternoon between UNC’s Bjorn Reneken and FSU’s Steve Weinstein. Weinstein, playing in only his third dual match of the season, couldn’t outlast the more conditioned legs of UNC’s Rencken. Rencken clinched the match for the Tar Heels beating Weinstein 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Florida State nearly pulled out the doubles point. After getting a win at No.3 doubles by the team of Yvo Niks and Mike Ingham, FSU’s No.1 duo of Braswell and Davidson Kozlowski lost a tight match 8-6 to UNC’s Ben Elix and Michael Grass. It was only the seventh time in 18 matches this season the Seminoles had lost the doubles point.
Singles winners for FSU were senior Yvo Niks and sophomore Chad Mooney, who each won for the third consecutive match. Freshman Noah Schnell won his second straight match for the Seminoles to improve his dual match record to 3-3 at No.6 singles.
FSU returns home after a 1-1 road trip that saw the Noles beat the 24th-ranked Wolfpack of N.C. State and lose to the 75th-ranked Tar Heels. The Seminoles are 8-1 at home this year and begin a four-match homestand with South Florida on Saturday, April 3rd, at 2pm.
No.1 Yvo Niks (FSU) d. Michael Grass (UNC) 6-4, 6-2
No.2 Assaf Drori (UNC) d. Davidson Kozlowski (FSU) 6-3, 6-4
No.3 David Cheatwood (UNC) d. Mike Ingham (FSU) 6-4, 4-1, ret.
No.4 Chad Mooney (FSU) d. Aaron Breziner (UNC) 6-3, 6-4
No.5 Bjorn Rencken (UNC) d. Steve Weinstein (FSU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
No.6 Noah Schnell (FSU) d. Remi Adamed (UNC) 6-2, 6-2
No.1 Grass/Elix (UNC) d. Braswell./Kozlowski (FSU) 8-6
No.2 Adamek/Drori (UNC) d. Schnell/Scarella (FSU) 8-3
No.3 Ingham/Niks (FSU) d. Cheatwood/Rencken (UNC) 8-2