Oct. 13, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s tennis team got off to
a good start in the 2000 Seminole Classic with ten victories in competition
at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center Friday afternoon.
In Singles flight A Jarrod Owen def. Lenin Mongerie 6-3, 6-2, and
advanced to the round of 16 where he faced and defeated John Graypou of LSU
6-4, 6-4. Owen’s advanced to the quarterfinals and will face Tony
Mule Saturday morning. Jeff Scarella also won his first round match against
Evan Pintzler of Gulf Coast 6-4, 7-6, and advanced to the round of 16 where
he faced fourth seed Jesse Smatt of LSU. Scarella and Smatt went head to
head with Scarella fighting through the entire match. Scarella fell to Smatt
6-1, 4-6, 2-6. Seventh seed Romain Jurd played the match untill the end but
fell to Claran Moore of Bethune Cookman 4-6, 6-4, 5-7. Rodrigo Laub was
defeated in his first round match by Sebastian Rutka of LSU 3-6, 4-6. In
Singles flight B Noah Schnell defeated Kevin Gill of Gulf Coast in straight
sets, 6-3, 6-2. Schnell will face Marcio Torres Saturday morning in the
quarterfinals match. Joe Basset and Chad Mooney both fell to their
competitors in the first round. Elliot Elias entered Singles flight C with a bye and will face Gulf Coasts James Mosey Saturday morning.
Freshman Reid McCree, who also played in Singles flight C, fell to Jeff
Lewis of JU 3-6, 3-6.
In Doubles competition tandem Mooney and Basset fell to David Olave and
Marco Borges of Valdosta St. Schnell and Scarella teamed together to defeat
Diego Goya and Bo McWhortes of UNC-Greensboro 8-4. The two then advanced to
the round of 16 where they faced and defeated Moore and Damir Krimer of
Bethune Cookman 8-5. The two will play in the quarterfinals Saturday
afternoon. Laub and Herrera came away with a win today facing William Guerin
and Augusto Sanabria of UCF. The two advanced to the quarterfinals and will
play Smatt and Bryan Fisher Saturday morning. Owen and Jurd were defeated
today when playing Estevan Strecker and Raitis Tulcans of Auburn. In Doubles
flight B freshman Elias and McCree fell to Bram Tukker and Rich Davoli of JU.
Action continues on Saturday with semifinals play with the finals
scheduled for Sunday.